Friday, April 23, 2010

Governor Candidate Scott Walker to Legislature: It's time to go to bed!

I just love this top of the list issue by the guy who hopes to be governor:
Wisconsin State Journal: On a separate front, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker said in a statement that as governor, he would sign legislation prohibiting lawmakers from voting on bills after 10 p.m. and before 9 a.m.

The statement was an apparent reference the Assembly’s late nights this spring.
Wow! We really have to rein our over worked lawmakers. Not only that, who can trust 'em past 10 p.m., when fatigue sets in and other politicians let their guard down, allowing almost anything to get a yea vote.
Some "adults" like Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett have another way of looking at Walkers government reform idea:

Barrett said he didn’t have a problem with lawmakers working late or coming in early to pass legislation. He called Walker’s plan “gimmicky.”

Hypocrisy ALERT!: According to the State Journal: Walker voted to allow late-night lawmaking when he was an Assemblyman. Walker voted with the Republican majority in Jan. 1997 to eliminate a rule that required the Assembly to finish floor sessions at 8 p.m.

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