So, the Democrat leader Peter Barca asked what was in the new version — State Senator GOP leader Scott Fitzgerald dismissed his question.
The power plant provision wasn’t in the document passed by the Senate on Wednesday. Miraculously, it was changed before the Assembly vote on Thursday to include it.
“Thursday, the fiscal bureau was forced to correct its memo describing the bill, after unearthing some more buried treasure. Seems there were a few things the original memo forgot to mention:
There are two items in the LFB’s March 10 document that are not reflected in the March 9 document.
1. The March 10 document includes a provision of the substitute amendment on the Earned Income Tax Credit (page 3, #1).
2. The March 10 document includes a provision of the substitute amendment on the Sale and Contractual Operation of State-Owned Power Plants (page 20, #1).
This bill was passed under the transparently false claim that it has no fiscal impact. The sale of state property and changes in eligibility for EITC have no fiscal impact?
How this passes a legal challenge is beyond me. It certainly doesn’t pass the smell test.”
Governor Walker is playing a dangerous economical game, using a financial crisis which he began with his own tax policies and laying it on the doorstep of the middle class. This is his war — Class warfare.
H/T Balloon Juice
Cartoon by Dave Granlund with our thanks.