Friday, December 18, 2015

School referenda: Wisconsin legislators Schraa and Stroebel are being disingenuous at best, lying at worst

Twenty-one of the referenda asked to borrow money to construct new or to remodel existing buildings. Fifteen (71%) passed. That percentage was well above the 1994-2013 average of 54% and matched the 2012 percentage as the highest since 1994.  [emphasis added]

The results of 2015 school referenda as posted by the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction:  (Hmm, my filtered search doesn't transfer here.)
  • 156 passed
  •   39 failed

List of 2016 Wisconsin public school referenda.  (Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction)   19 so far.

All of the above is why this justification of the bill is so much nonsense.
The bill’s chief sponsors, Rep. Michael Schraa, R-Oshkosh, and Sen. Duey Stroebel, R-Saukville, insisted the bill is about protecting taxpayers from districts’ repeated attempts to pass failed referendums.

Actually, guys, the rate of passage is pretty impressive.  

Why won't you tell us what you really think?

Related posts:
Cartoon conservative principles on full display this week at the Wisconsin State Capitol.  (12/18/2015)
Once again, Wisconsin Republicans assert their cartoon conservative principle (2015 Assembly Bill 568).  (12/16/2015)
Out of (local) control: When it comes to anything resembling a train, Republicans just can't help themselves.  (12/1/2015) 
Scott Walker pays lip service to local control as he continues to sign bills to limit it.  (10/26/2015)
UPDATE: Let's follow the Shea money from Wingra Stone to Scott Walker.  (10/20/2015)
UPDATE.  Sorry, Tim Geoghegan, a total of $11,750 in donations is not a "bunch of bull".  (10/20/2015) 
Once again, Wisconsin Republicans violate their most precious principle.  (7/4/2015)
Cartoon conservative principles.  (5/6/2015)
The Usual Hypocrisy: What Scott Walker sez on his campaign website and what he does in the Governor's office are two different things.  (5/2/2015)
The "hits" to local control just keep on coming.  (2/28/2015)
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel editorial board calls out Republican hypocrisy.  (2/17/2014)
And the hypocrisy just keeps on coming: Republicans can't even give lip service to their "Principles". (2/14/2014)
Yet another lesson in Republican hypocrisy.  (2/13/2014)
Your Wisconsin Republican Assembly hard at work promoting Governor Walker's jobs agenda (and GOP principles).  (11/15/2013)

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