Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Whose Fingerprints are on Item #20 of the Draft Assembly Republican Budget Amendment?

Clearly, a policy, not a budget, item.  

As I browsed through the LFB draft, this item brought me to an abrupt halt.   Why did it pop up all of a sudden so late in the budget process?   Looking for an answer, I searched the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign Follow the Money database.

Chiropractic health professionals who made contributions to Mary Czaja (R-Irma), (misspronouncer) an insurance agency owner, are highlighted in orange.

To be clear, I'm not saying that the fingerprints are indeed Czaja's, but the information found in the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign's database would seem to allow me to build a case for this argument.

Other 2013-15 budget posts:
Last call to stuff policy items into the budget.  (6/18/2013)
This passes for editorial insight at the Racine Journal-Times.  (6/18/2013)
Two things we know about Stephen Nass: Voting "no" on budget, trusting in God.  (6/17/2013)
Scott Walker on tax cut rates: "Mostly False", "False," or "Pants on Fire": You make the call.  (6/12/2013)
State Senator Dale Schultz (R-Richland Center) Tells Joy Cardin What's On His Mind: "I think things have gotten too extreme and out of hand.".  (6/7/2013)
What'd I Say?  (6/6/2013)
Why Item #36 in the Omnibus Education Motion #538 Could Be Called the Hudson Option. (6/6/2013)
Republicans' 2013-15 State Budget PolicyFest, Part 2: Allowing Private Bail Bonds.  (6/6/2013)
Republicans' 2013-15 State Budget PolicyFest, Part 1: Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism.  (6/6/2013)
The Most Fortunate of Wisconsin's Residents: Heading in the Right Direction and Leaving the Rest of Us Behind.  (6/5/2013)
$490,000,000: The Partial Cost of Republican Ideology to Wisconsin Taxpayers.  (6/5/2013)
2013-15 Budget Bill / Library Funding Update.  (5/30/2013)
Wisconsin's Joint Finance Committee in Micromanaging Mode.  (5/30/2013)
Selling State Properties? It's in the ALEC Playbook.  (5/22/2013)
Scott Walker: "We take our responsibility of good stewardship very seriously".  (5/16/2013)
Scott Walker: Disingenuous, or Can't Tell Time (or Count).  (5/10/2013)
13 Assembly Republicans Endorse More Funding for K-12 Education (and None of Them Lives Close to Robin Vos).  (5/9/2013)
Whatever Robin Wants, Robin Gets.  (5/1/2013)
What's John Nygren Drinking Through that Green-and-Gold Straw?  (4/29/2013)
If Wishes Were Horses: When are the Democrats planning on coming out with their own alternative state budget for people to consider?  (4/27/2013)
Good Advice from the La Crosse Tribune Editorial Board.  (4/26/2013)
The 4th and Final Joint Finance Committee Public Hearing on 2013-15 Budget, at Baldwin.  (4/19/2013)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

On a positive note, there are a group of Merrill residents who have formed a working committee to remove Mary Czaja from office at the next election. She was warned NOT to vote for vouchers or extremist social issues in this budget. We're going to make certain she does NOT carry the largest city in her district.