Friday, December 1, 2017

UPDATE. Vote to changes the rules on recounts creates the usual collar counties clusterfuck, plus Fox Valley loop and a spritz

Gov. Scott Walker signs bill to tighten Wisconsin recount rules.  (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel., 11/30/2017)
The Assembly passed the GOP bill in June on a voice vote and the Senate passed it on a party line vote of 20-13. Under the bill, candidates could request recounts only if they lost by 1 percentage point or less in an election with at least 4,000 votes total. For elections that don't receive that many votes, the candidate would need to lose by no more than 40 votes for a recall.

11/30/2017 update, "4 Democratic legislators join the GOP clusterfuck to give ALEC what it wants", starts here.

Walker Approves Koch Bills to Loosen Licensing.  (Wisconsin Democracy Campaign, 11/29/2017)
GOP bills backed by a Koch brothers group, which loosen education requirements for barbers, cosmetologists, manicurists and others, were signed into law by Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Monday. Senate Bills 108 and 109, were modeled after proposals developed by a corporate bill mill called the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). ALEC hawks pro-business economic and social policy proposals to state legislators around the country.  

11/28/2017 update, "The Wisconsin call for a national constitutional convention GOP clusterfuck", starts here.

After Senate Vote, Wisconsin Joins Call For National Constitutional Convention.  (Wisconsin Public Raido, 11/7/2017)
Just signed by Scott Walker.  Republican backers say the convention would focus on a balanced budget amendment to rein in government debt, which state Sen. Dave Craig, R-Big Bend, called the main security threat facing the nation.

6/13/2017 update, "Janel Brandtjen's school referendum bill creates another Wisconsin clusterfuck", starts here.

Mapping the sponsors of AB268

Rep. Brandtjen: Forever is a Long, Long Time.  (6/13/2017 press release)

As is the Wisconsin GOP messing with local control.

5/31/2017 update, " Stephen Nass sanctuary cities bill creates another Wisconsin GOP clusterfuck", starts here.
Sponsors listed at 2017 Senate Bill 275

Nass seeking cosponsors for ‘sanctuary cities’ bill.  Wisconsin Radio Network, 5/30/2017)

The bill would prohibit counties and municipalities from passing ordinances, resolutions or policies that bar employees from inquiring about immigration status, notifying the federal government about anyone living in the U.S. illegally or assisting with immigration enforcement.

Original 5/30/2017 post, "Wisconsin clusterfuck:  50 -- count 'em -- 50 GOP legislators cream their jeans over guns in schools", starts here.

And at least half of 'em live in the 'collar counties' of Waukesha, Washington, and Ozaukee.

Sponsors:  All red


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