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Submitted by Hamilton on Wed, 02/24/2010 - 8:52am
The Assembly Democrats, joined by a handful of Republicans, failed to garner the 66 votes needed to override the Governor's veto of Assembly Bill 138, which would have removed the Governor's authority to appoint the Department of Natural Resources secretary and handed the authority to the unelected Natural Resources Board members. The bill passed both the Senate and Assembly last year, but was subsequently vetoed by Gov. Jim Doyle. A veto override requires a two-thirds vote in both the Assembly (66) and the Senate (22).
Submitted by Hamilton on Mon, 02/15/2010 - 1:49pm
The Assembly Clean Energy Jobs Committee is holding its last public hearing today on Assembly Bill 649, the 174-page bill encompassing numerous policy recommendations from the Governor's Task Force on Global Warming. (The Senate companion bill is SB 450.) The Senate finished its hearings last week.
Submitted by Hamilton on Mon, 02/15/2010 - 1:45pm
Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Mike Sheridan (D-Janesville) and Rep. Spencer Black (D-Madison) today announced plans to bring Assembly Bill 138 to the Assembly floor next week in an attempt to override the Governor's veto. AB 138 would remove the Governor's ability to appoint the Department of Natural Resources Secretary and instead hand that authority to unelected Natural Resources Board members. The bill passed (61-32) the Assembly in September 2009, but subsequently was vetoed by Gov. Jim Doyle.
Submitted by Hamilton on Thu, 02/04/2010 - 12:35pm
The Feb. 3 issue of Hamilton Consulting Group's Political Tidbits highlights recent political and policy developments in Wisconsin. See Tidbits for the following articles:
- Senate and Assembly Begin Hearings on Climate Change Legislation