Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Note to Legislative Democrats, Part II: This Is How Dissent Works

Posted By on Wed, Feb 23, 2011 at 11:59 AM

Just in case Arizona Democrats want to actually do something to keep the series of terrible bills currently making their way through our political system from becoming horrible state-crippling laws, here's something from Reuters. Admittedly, this particular technique might not work within the rules of order in Arizona, but some modicum of dissent would be nice:

A weary Wisconsin state Assembly on Wednesday continued debate on a Republican proposal to curb public sector union power after an all-night session that dealt with only a few of many Democratic objections.

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The Assembly, where Republicans can form a quorum without the Democrats, took up the controversial measure on Tuesday morning. But Democrats have promised more than 200 amendments on the bill, according to website WisPolitics.

As of 5:30 a.m. on Wednesday, only seven Democratic amendments had been considered, all rejected along party line votes. Republicans hold a 57-38 majority in the Assembly.

At one point, Republican state representative Joel Kleefisch urged Democrats to agree to suspend the rules and allow a vote on Walker's proposal.

"You don't like the bill. We get it. So you're going to try to stall it," Kleefisch said. "But at the end of the day a vote is going to come, folks."

Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca, D-Kenosha, said he was determined to have his members heard.

"We're not trying to delay the process," Barca said. "We just want to let them have their say."

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