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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

 4:54 PM 

Civil service debate gets testy

Dems have tried repeatedly to get bill author Rep. Jim Steineke to yield to questions.

The Kaukauna Republican repeatedly has refused.

And that has fueled the Dems' fire. Rep. Andy Jorgensen, D-Milton, accused Steineke of doing a "backroom deal" and then "running from his bill" when Dems challenge it.

"Sad that he won't even take my question," Jorgensen said.

Steineke did correct Dems on the probationary period for state employees under the bill. An amendment to the bill changes the proposed probationary period from two years to one. State agencies would have the option to extend that by 12 months.

Dems had discussed the original two-year period.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos also shot back at Dems, saying their concerns for state employees losing some protections should be balanced with an understanding that everyone in private employment is an at-will employee.

So after that probationary period, Vos said, state employees will have protections afforded to few, if any, private workers.

"I'm sorry that you're getting so carried away with your rhetoric that you'e not using any facts," the Rochester Republican said.


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