Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Republican legislators go on their merry way while Scott Walker provides the smokescreen

Lawmakers push bills on public benefits fraud, waterway regulations.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 2/2/2016)
Worried more about the approaching session end than a snowstorm, Republican lawmakers pushed dozens of bills Tuesday......

A sampling of what's in the GOP jobs focus goody grab bag?
  1. Less strict waterway rules
  2. Harsher penalties for public benefits fraud
  3. Requirement  that health care providers report all cases involving child sexual activity
  4. Expansion of property rights
  5. Reduced protection of wetlands
  6. Removal of state rules on activity near ditches
  7. Loosened guidelines for state's aquaculture industry
  8. Allowing Dane County towns to opt out of county zoning ordinances

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