Wednesday, March 2, 2011

OBEY

Did you hear about the punishment resolution the GOP Senate passed to fine each absent Senator $100 a day for each session they missed?

One very under-reported aspect of the resolution is that GOP Senators will take control of the absent Senators staff. Will they be able to fire them? Good question, one that those staff members are wondering too.

Here is an excerpt:

TO: Members of the Committee on Senate Organization
FROM: Senator Scott Fitzgerald, Chair
DATE: March 2, 2011
SUBJECT: Ballot 11-033 Policy Change Relating to Senators Absent Without... Leave
[MOTION] Pursuant to Senate Rule 88 (1), the Majority Leader may assign supervision over any employee appointed by a Senator who is absent without leave for 2 or more session days. If the Majority Leader assigns supervision to a Senator other than the employee’s appointing authority, the appointing authority remains the custodian of records for the office.
The following members are assigned to supervise the employees appointed by senators who are absent without leave:
Sen. Cowles is assigned to supervise the staff of Sen. Hansen
Sen. Darling is assigned to supervise the staff of Sen. Erpenbach
Sen. Fitzgerald is assigned to supervise the staff of Sen. Miller
Sen. Galloway is assigned to supervise the staff of Sen. Jauch
Sen. Harsdorf is assigned to supervise the staff of Sen. Lassa
Sen. Hopper is assigned to supervise the staff of Sen. Taylor
Sen. Kapanke is assigned to supervise the staff of Sen. Vinehout
Sen. Kedzie is assigned to supervise the staff of Sen. Larson
Sen. Leibham is assigned to supervise the staff of Sen. Carpenter
Sen. Moulton is assigned to supervise the staff of Sen. Holperin
Sen. Olsen is assigned to supervise the staff of Sen. Coggs
Sen. Schultz is assigned to supervise the staff of Sen. Risser
Sen. Wanggaard is assigned to supervise the staff of Sen. Wirch
Sen. Zipperer is assigned to supervise the staff of Sen. Cullen


The Siren is wondering if any knowledgeable person is casually adding up the lawsuit costs this kind of shit is gonna cost the taxpayers?