Reconciliation in Wisconsin
6:28 PM, Mar 15, 2011 • By JOHN MCCORMACK
Earlier today, Wisconsin GOP state senators voted to lift fines imposed on the Democrats and drop contempt charges, thus allowing the Democrats to vote in committee hearings again.
Meanwhile, Wisconsin Democratic state senator Tim Cullen proposed an amendment that would eliminate the three-fifths quorum required for some fiscal votes. The amendment would deny would-be fugitive legislators from using the tactic recently employed by senate Democrats to block a vote.
Now, Republican majority leader Scott Fitzgerald is announcing that he's going to cosponsor Cullen's amendment and released the following statement:
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