Saturday, April 20, 2013

Because AB 85/SB 95 Is All About Local Reform...

The state senate couldn't even wait until the State Assembly passed their version of the Plutocracy Power Grab Bill before they held their hearing.  I guess all those checks from Chris Abele and the Greater Milwaukee Committee finally cleared.

Anyway, this was in my inbox today (emphasis mine):
Elections and Urban Affairs

The committee will hold a public hearing on the following items at the time specified below:

Wednesday, April 24, 2013
9:30 AM
411 South

Senate Bill 14

Relating to: the method of recounting votes cast with automatic tabulating equipment.

By Senators Gudex, Petrowski and Grothman; cosponsored by Representatives Thiesfeldt, Bernier, LeMahieu, Ripp, Sinicki, Petryk, Kleefisch, T. Larson, Knodl, Berceau, Schraa, Kahl and Marklein.

Senate Bill 95

Relating to: changing the compensation structure by which a Milwaukee County supervisor may be paid, changing the term length of a Milwaukee County supervisor, affecting the right of an annuitant under the Milwaukee County Employee's Retirement System to be rehired by Milwaukee County, limiting the authority of Milwaukee County to enter into certain intergovernmental agreements, removing and clarifying some authority of the Milwaukee County board, increasing and clarifying the authority of the Milwaukee County executive, deleting obsolete statutory references, and requiring a referendum.

By Senators Darling, L. Taylor, Vukmir, Lazich and Farrow; cosponsored by Representatives Sanfelippo, Kooyenga, Hutton, Craig, Kuglitsch, Knodl, Stone, J. Ott, Honadel, Pridemore, Weatherston, Stroebel, Brooks, LeMahieu, Bernier and Tittl.
Senator Mary Lazich
So neither house of the state legislature bothered holding a hearing in Milwaukee. So much for it being local like Abele and his minions claim.

The emphasized areas also expose another lie from these same miscreants. This is, as I have said all along, nothing more than a plutocratic power grab and has nothing at all to do with reform.

But with all the backstabbing that Abele and his minions have been doing to get this bill passed, the lying must come real easy to them.

I've said it before and I'll keep on saying it, but to me, the most disheartening thing about this whole deal is how some people went from shouting "Solidarity!" two years ago are now snarling "Austerity!"

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