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Wednesday, March 12, 2014

 10:22 AM 

Taylor denounces agreement on time limits

Debate on the absentee voting bill went over the 15-minute limit, prompting Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald to remind members he had reached an agreement with Minority Leader Chris Larson to keep discussion on each bill to 15 minutes.

Fitzgerald noted some bills on this morning's agenda have more interest than others, but reminded the body the goal is to be off the floor by 11:30 a.m. so members can make committee hearings and other commitments.

That prompted a sharp rebuke from Sen. Lena Taylor, D-Milwaukee, who said today's bills had a deep impact on constituents, particularly those in her Milwaukee district, and the time set aside yesterday and today to debate the bills was not enough.

"We can’t work until 5 o’clock? Really?" Taylor said.


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