Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of the legislative session


Time to assess the carnage of the 2009-2010 legislative session, especially the end. It had very little good, a lot bad, and some really ugly moments, and show which was which over at the MacIver Institute.

With the close of the legislature also came the effective end of Governor Jim Doyle’s power in office. Doyle ruled out calling a special session of the legislature, saying that he only believed in doing it if the bills had a chance of passing. It’s a tacit admission the global warming bill, the online voter registration bill, and the proposed regional transit authorities are dead for this year.

The legislature will only meet briefly in May to consider vetoes, technical corrections and state employee contracts.

When Clint Eastwood would ride into a town in the spaghetti westerns, everyone knew there would be trouble. Now that “Silly Season” is over, the legislature rode out of town leaving a trail of bodies in its wake.

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