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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

 3:52 PM 

Assembly back to the WEDC bill

We're still on the first amendment to the WEDC bill - trying to make the WEDC CEO a board appointed position. Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca is still trying to make the point that his amendment is germane.

He has also asked that it would be ruled germane "in the spirit of the Dalai Lama."

Speaker Pro Tem Bill Kramer isn't buying it and has ruled the amendment is not germane.

Rep. Jon Richards, D-Milwaukee, appeals the ruling of the chair.

"It's hard to square what you ruled on right now with what you ruled on last week on an almost identical question," Richards said.

That decision is upheld 58-38.

UPDATE:

The second amendment, which basically requires WEDC executives to pass policy changes by the board prior to approve, is also being challenged on whether it is germane. The third amendment would make the chairperson of the board a position chosen by the board. Right now, the governor is the automatic chairperson.


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