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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

 5:11 PM 

Barca asks for meeting on jobs bills

The Assembly has stalled on its calendar after Dem leader Peter Barca asked unanimous consent to set special order for next Thursday to focus on jobs bills.

Barca said the Assembly Jobs Committee should have been meeting all over the state to focus on jobs issues, blasting Republicans for not scheduling any Dem jobs bills from January for a committee hearing.

He also said venture capital investment and small business initiatives need to be helped "immediately," saying unemployment has gone up the last two months.

Barca said Dems were "extending their hands" to GOP leaders.

"This is too important a topic to wait another month and a half," Barca said, referring to the single day scheduled for floor action in the Assembly this month.

Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald said he was glad that Dems had finally started to talk about jobs, and said some of the Dem bills in question would eventually pass.

"I'll sit down, I like some of these bills here," said Fitzgerald, R-Horicon, saying three Dem bills were on the calendar today.

"The problem is, is that 'the sky is falling,' that argument's not working for you guys any more. ... We took this state in the right direction in the first six months of this session," Fitzgerald said.

"Hopefully we can get some leadership out of Washington to get some job activity going," he added. "Doubling down on stimulus money that didn't work the first time around, I hope that isn't the answer."

UPDATE -- 5:23 p.m.: Barca's resolution has been referred to the Org Committee.


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