• WisPolitics

2015-16 Legislature: Printable directory | Leadership rosters | New faces


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

 9:26 AM 

Hubler: Nass doesn't make convincing case against Wood

Rep. Mary Hubler, chair of the Assembly Special Committee on Ethics and Standards of Conduct, said Tuesday she doesn't believe that Rep. Steve Nass has made an adequate case to expel embattled Rep. Jeff Wood from his seat.

Hubler, D-Rice Lake, noted that Wood continues to fight two of the charges and suggested lawmakers should allow the legal process to run its course.

"It would be an embarrassment to this place if we voted to expel Rep. Wood and a week later two of the charges were thrown out," she said.

Hubler said she would check with committee members before establishing a date for an executive session and insisted she believed the Assembly still had time to act on Nass' expulsion resolution before adjourning for the year this spring.

She said she was still open to reprimanding or censuring Wood, two other options before the committee. She added that she doubts Nass has the two-thirds support necessary in the chamber to remove Wood, I-Chippewa Falls, noting Nass was the only one to sponsor the resolution.

Nass, R-Whitewater, countered later he had no doubts two-thirds of the Assembly would vote to expel Wood considering the environment members are in and their recent actions to crack down on drunken driving.

"How can a legislator not vote for expulsion under these circumstances and then go home and defend that vote?" he asked.

Nass has previously threatened to use a pulling motion to force a vote on his resolution before the Assembly adjourns. He said today he worries that such a move would be lost in the debate over procedure but still held open the possibility he would try it on the floor.

Listen to Hubler and Rep. Gary Hebl answer questions after the hearing:
http://wispolitics.com/1006/HublerHebl0316.mp3

Listen to Nass' Q&A after the hearing:
http://wispolitics.com/1006/Nass0316.mp3


Comments: 0

Post a Comment

Back to Quorum Call main page

: See newer blog items : : See older blog items :

Quorum Call site feed
Advertisement
Advertisement

wispolitics.com Social News

Follow Us

ABOUT THE BLOG

WisPolitics coverage of news from the Wisconsin Legislature.

BLOG CONTRIBUTORS
Editor: JR Ross
Reporters: Chris Thompson, David Wise

LINKS
· Quorum Call site feed
· Quorum Call on Twitter

LEGISLATIVE LINKS

SESSION INFO
· InSession: Senate | Assembly
· Audio/video coverage
· Session calendar

SEARCH
· Bill database
· Lobbying information
· Notification service

LEGISLATORS
· Download a printable directory
· Leadership rosters
· New faces in 2013
· Find your legislator
· Senate home pages
· Assembly home pages

ARCHIVE

· December 2009
· January 2010
· February 2010
· March 2010
· April 2010
· December 2010
· January 2011
· February 2011
· April 2011
· May 2011
· June 2011
· July 2011
· August 2011
· September 2011
· October 2011
· November 2011
· January 2012
· February 2012
· March 2012
· July 2012
· November 2012
· December 2012
· January 2013
· February 2013
· March 2013
· April 2013
· May 2013
· June 2013
· September 2013
· October 2013
· November 2013
· December 2013
· January 2014
· February 2014
· March 2014
· April 2014
· June 2014
· November 2014
· December 2014
· January 2015
· February 2015
· March 2015
· April 2015
· May 2015
· June 2015
· July 2015
· September 2015
· October 2015
· November 2015
· January 2016
· February 2016
· March 2016
· November 2016
· December 2016
· January 2017
· February 2017
Copyright ©2012 WisPolitics.com All rights reserved. | WisOpinion.com | WisBusiness.com  |  Website development by wisnet.com LLC  | Website design by Makin’ Hey Communications