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JCRAR attempts to strongarm GAB

In a public hearing today the JCRAR is attempting to strongarm the GAB by making them say that their recent decisions re: voter id's are administrative rules.  So far Kennedy has attempted to not say that they are administrative rules, but are simply an interpretation of the law, which is their job.

Thus far the discussion has revolved around the GAB deciding that technical college ID's are an acceptable form of ID for voting.  This is the typical fight that has been going on here - Leah Vukmir is definitely arguing that it is the job of JCRAR to decide if GAB is following the law by making interpretations of the law.  The alternative at this point, due to previous laws passed by the legislature, is to call these administrative rules, in which case the Governor has authority to change any of the rulings of the GAB on this point.  Nobody in the GOP seems to be willing to see that giving the Governor control over his own recall election is ludicrous.

Listen in on Wisconsin Eye - it's a revolting display.  Now the committee is attempting to get the board to vote on a rule item they have not seen. 

In a public hearing today the JCRAR is attempting to strongarm the GAB by making them say that their recent decisions re: voter id's are administrative rules.  So far Kennedy has attempted to not say that they are administrative rules, but are simply an interpretation of the law, which is their job.

Thus far the discussion has revolved around the GAB deciding that technical college ID's are an acceptable form of ID for voting.  This is the typical fight that has been going on here - Leah Vukmir is definitely arguing that it is the job of JCRAR to decide if GAB is following the law by making interpretations of the law.  The alternative at this point, due to previous laws passed by the legislature, is to call these administrative rules, in which case the Governor has authority to change any of the rulings of the GAB on this point.  Nobody in the GOP seems to be willing to see that giving the Governor control over his own recall election is ludicrous.

Listen in on Wisconsin Eye - it's a revolting display.  Now the committee is attempting to get the board to vote on a rule item they have not seen. Also, of course, we have not seen the motion either.  What happened to that GOP that promised transparency in government

 

 

The hearing is now over - JCRAR voted on party lines 6-4 to force GAB to make an emergency rule within 30 days.  This will be interesting, since as the GAB testified, this will likely mean that the rule will not go into effect until a week before the next election,a nd that is assuming that Gov. Walker actually approves the rule immediately, rather than sitting on it and hoping it will go away.

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November 15, 2011 - 11:03am

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