Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Someone listened

Now here's an (not entirely novel) idea:

A legislative proposal would suspend pay for state lawmakers if the next budget is late.The idea is a provision in a reform package being promoted in the state Assembly. If it passes, it would subject lawmakers to other penalties. The budget was 115 days late this year.Two northeastern Wisconsin lawmakers, Gordon Hintz and Tom Nelson, are offering the reforms.Nelson said that members of the Conference Committee should be required to meet for 40 hours a week during negotiations.The Kaukauna Democrat also wants a moratorium on fundraising during the budget-writing process. The proposal is expected to be introduced at the end of the month.
It's nice to know that at least a few of our state legislator's were paying attention to the general hew and cry that went up during the drawn out budget fiasco. All that remains is for the Assembly to actually pass the measure. Here's hoping.

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