GAB Bill is still a mess - but it passes anyway | WisCommunity

GAB Bill is still a mess - but it passes anyway

Update -

The bill passed 58-39. Three Republicans joined all the Democrats in voting against the bill - Todd Novak, of Dodgeville; Warren Petryk, of Eleva; and Travis Tranel, of Cuba City. -- Next up? Gutting Campaign Finance Laws.

As another example of the saying "haste makes waste" the GAB bill needed two amendments today to "clarify" the mess that the bill is. One of the amendments that passed this afternoon was to clarify how many people would be on the newly-created board. That's right, you can't tell from the bill. I will not even go INTO the concept that the board will need to beg the legislature for money if they want to do a prosecution against legislators. Setting up the current GAB required five years of bi-partisan discussion. This bill took two weeks. The bill is clearly not fully-baked and should be put back in the oven for a while.

We had thought that the period of rushing bills through the legislature while they are still ill-defined, voting in the middle of the night, and trying to slip legislation past the public had ended.

We were wrong.

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October 21, 2015 - 1:57pm

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