Wisconsin 14 won't get paychecks until they come home [UPDATE]

Categories: Weird Wisconsin
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Mark Riechers
The Democrats are still on the lam.
Wisconsin Republican state senators can't get their 14 Democratic counterparts to show up and vote on a union busting bill, so they're pushing through a new rule that ends direct deposit paychecks for members.

If the senators on the lam want to get paid, they're going to have to show up and collect their checks from the Senate president -- a Republican -- in person on the Senate floor.

At least that would spare everyone the spectacle of state troopers arresting the senators, as GOP Gov. Scott Walker instructed the troopers last week. The 14 are reportedly hiding out in Illinois.

Update: Walker's strategy was revealed after a he was punk'd by a phone prank

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2 comments
johnny
johnny

Cowards all..... I'd be in favor of a legislative rule that forces a de facto resignation of any legislator that misses 25 roll call votes. Not in a row, just 25 roll call votes. Either show up for the job that your electorate sent you to do or resign.

Jonny
Jonny

They are doing the job they were voted in to do by not showing up.

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