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Wisconsin Senate Leader removes representation of 2.2 mil
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Wisconsin Senate Leader removes representation of 2.2 mil

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Quote: MADISON, Wis. -- The 14 Senate Democrats are back in Wisconsin, but the fight between Republican and Democratic lawmakers is far from over.

WisPolitics is reporting that Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald will not allow Senate Democrats to vote during committee hearings.

After leaving the state three weeks ago to stall a vote on Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill that takes away most collective bargaining rights for most public employees, the 14 Senate Democrats returned to the Capitol this weekend, taking part in a rally on the square that drew an estimated 85,000.

"The shots and the photos of those senators at that rally just made me sick to my stomach. I mean, I just think it proves again how out of touch they are with what we went through over the last three weeks here," Fitzgerald said.

Fitzgerald wrote in an e-mail Monday afternoon to his caucus that the Senate Democrats remain in contempt of the Senate and their votes in committee will not be counted or recorded despite returning from their out-of-state boycott of the bill.

The state Assembly passed the bill Thursday after the state Senate approved it Wednesday without 14 absent Democratic senators. The Democrats left the state to block such a vote, but Republicans revised the bill to circumvent it.

Democratic Sen. Fred Risser issued a statement Monday night on the denial of voting rights to Senate Democrats.

"Who does Sen. Fitzgerald think he is? Just because his brother is the speaker of the Assembly and his best friend is the governor of Wisconsin does not give him the power to decide who can and cannot vote in the State Senate. His statement that Senate Democrats can no longer vote in committee is the height of arrogance. In my tenure in the legislature, I have never seen any attempt to deny duly elected legislators their right to vote," Risser said in the statement.

The Wisconsin AFL-CIO released a statement Monday calling Fitzgerald's move "a new low" that silences 2.2 million Wisconsin residents.

"These duly-elected senators represent 150,000 to 175,000 citizens in each district, so the GOP is, in effect, stripping 2.2 million Wisconsinites of their voice in government," the Wisconsin AFL-CIO said in a statement.

Here is the letter he wrote:
Quote:From: Sen.Fitzgerald Sent: Monday, March 14, 2011 3:52 PM To: *Legislative Senate Republicans Subject: Senate Democrat voting privileges in standing committees

Dear Members,

With the return of the Senate Democrats this weekend, questions have arisen regarding Democrat members’ participation in Senate standing committee public hearings and executive sessions.

Please note that all 14 Democrat senators are still in contempt of the Senate. Therefore, 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.

If you have any questions, feel free to contact my office.

Thank you,

Scott Fitzgerald Senate Majority Leader 13th Senate District

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03-17-2011 08:17 AM
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Yes, republicans seem the much better choice with what they do in power.

Can't we just let a parrot run the U.S? Probably be more useful.

Anything that ever happened or will... one condition, it has to be amazing.

I gave her wings but she don't wanna fly no more.

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
Watching the tide roll away
Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
Wastin' time
03-18-2011 11:18 AM
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"Mr. Presdient, Red China is annexing the surrounding Asian countries in an attempt to destroy capitalistic freedom! What are your orders to counter this imperialistic behavior?"
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03-19-2011 01:44 AM
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Hm. It WOULD be better than the stupid republican democrat standoff.

Anything that ever happened or will... one condition, it has to be amazing.

I gave her wings but she don't wanna fly no more.

I'm sittin' on the dock of the bay
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Ooo, I'm just sittin' on the dock of the bay
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03-19-2011 03:16 AM
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Yes, let's just remove any potential opposition because even if we're a supposed democracy, anyone who doesn't agree with the majority should be censored.
03-19-2011 03:17 AM
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