Kapanke Claims Power Plants Removed Because "We had expressed great concern about that since day one, that this wasn't right" | WisCommunity

Kapanke Claims Power Plants Removed Because "We had expressed great concern about that since day one, that this wasn't right"

Despite and others saying that a provision in Gov. Scott Walker's "Budget Repair Bill" allowing Walker to sell state-owned power plants in a sketchy no-bid process was removed because it was clearly a fiscal issue and required the 3/5 quorum for approval, Sen. Dan Kapanke is now claiming that it was done because the GOP Senators stood up to Walker and shot it down.

Done laughing?

In a 3/14/11 school board meeting Holmen Wisconsin, where Kapanke was a guest of the board, he was grilled on the subject by school board member, (and rising star), Anita Jagodzinski:

Jagodzinski: Since when did the power plant part get taken out, and its changed? Who said that? When did that happen? Whose decision was that?

Kapanke: That was a decision actually by the state senate who said, "this isn't happening." That's why.

Jagodzinski: When was that?

Kapanke: Last week... happened last week... Because we had expressed great concern about that since day one, that this wasn't right.

Then, later, Jagodzinkski pins down Kapanke and get's him to admit that, in fact, there is no definitivie plan by the GOP senators to demand a bid process to sell the power plants:

Jagodzinski: Will there be a bid process?

Kapanke: There could very well be...

Jagodzinski: No: Will there be a bid process?

Kapanke: Right now I can tell you that there will be legislative oversight of that process

Jagodzinski: OK. That doesn't mean a whole lot.

Amazing: In a matter of seconds, Kapanke goes from saying a no-bid process "wasn't right" to not being able to make a simple commitment to a bid process, which is a pretty basic principle of good government.

 

 

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March 22, 2011 - 9:52am

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