In a historic session that began yesterday and has gone on throughout the night and into the morning, the Assembly Republicans appear intent on pushing through as many of their bills as possible before the session ends.
Pundits speculate this blatant and overwhelming power grab playing out on the last day of session is instigated by the Republicans who see their majority position coming to a close. With the upcoming recall elections, and a newly-engaged populous educated far better than when this crop of corporate-driven legislators took office January 2011, Republicans are well aware their majority days are very well numbered.
WCMC reporters on the floor of the Assembly have been documenting the unusual and absurd bills that have passed on straight party-line vote all night. Some of those bills include making it harder for a woman to get an abortion through her private insurance provider, loosening permitting requirements for floating toilets on the St. Croix river, and authorizing the Department of Natural Resources to waive any requirement of the laws relating to the discharge of pollutants into the waters of the state for research projects that evaluate “advanced agricultural nutrient management tools.”
As citizens of Wisconsin, we urge you to tune into www.wiseye.org and watch firsthand what is really happening, not what the corporate media may or may not report on.
The need for an informed citizenship is a key to return our state to it’s progressive roots and overcome this disregard for the democratic process. If and when these bills become law, chances are most of the citizens of this state will wonder how we got there.
Don’t be one of them. Turn off mainstream television and watch history in the making. Then educate your friends, family and neighbors on what is happening to the government of Wisconsin.
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