In Wisconsin, only one party gets to vote

3-15-2011.pngby SPDP

Republican leader says ‘Wisconsin 14″ still in contempt – JSOnline
[Via Journal-Sentinel]

In a sign that Republicans are still smarting from the exodus of Democrats during deliberations on the budget, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) told his caucus on Monday that Democrats remain in contempt of the Senate.

That means, he said, that Democrats can’t vote on bills or amendments.


Here is what the Majority Leader wrote. “When taking roll call votes on amendments and bills during executive sessions, Senate Democrats’ votes will not be reflected in the Records of Committee Proceedings or the Senate Journal. They are free to attend hearings, listen to testimony, debate legislation, introduce amendments, and cast votes to signal their support/opposition, but those votes will not count, and will not be recorded.”

Nice state to live in where only one party’s vote will get counted.  I wonder if this is the model for elsewhere?

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