Skip to comments.Wisconsin police search for Democratic senators
Posted on 02/24/2011 8:44:12 AM PST by NormsRevenge
MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) - Wisconsin Senate Republicans sent police on Thursday to find at least one of the 14 runaway Democrats who fled the state to block a vote on a spending bill that would curtail public union bargaining rights.
Republicans sent state patrol officers to the homes of the Democrats in a failed attempt to break a standoff that has blocked Republican Governor Scott Walker's proposal to strip most collective bargaining rights from public union workers.
All 14 Democrats in the Senate fled to Illinois last week to deny Republicans a quorum and a vote on the bill, which has become a flashpoint in a growing national struggle over labor union power.
Republicans hold a 19-14 majority but need a quorum of 20 to vote on spending bills. The Democrats fled the state out of fear they could be compelled to attend a quorum call if they remained.
Some Republicans believe the Democrats have been sleeping in their own beds at night. Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said he hoped the Democrats could be convinced to return, although he acknowledged the officers cannot arrest them.
"It's a gesture that shows we're still serious and a call of the house should be honored," Fitzgerald told the website Wispolitics.com.
The move came as Democrats and Republicans in the lower house of the state legislature, the Assembly, agreed to limit debate and vote later on Thursday on the bill, which Walker says is necessary to close a budget deficit of $137 million for this fiscal year.
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and now, time for another episode of ..
In Search Of ... Wisconsin DemocRat Legislators
.. ‘abductees’ of their own agenda , real , living captives of a liberal mindset. Illinois sightings most recently, not to be confused with Indiana DemocRat legislators.
Is there a Bounty?
‘Sargent’ fail. Nobody uses google anymore?
Soooo...Wisconsin public union members have been sent to locate leftists who are bribed by union dues to ensure high pay and outrageous benefits packages for Wisconsin public union members. uh huh. I’ll wait by the phone, shall I!
I wouldn’t chase them I would squeeze the families.
Nope, no media bias there. Thanks AP.
Hire the Pinkerton guys!
I think I would just stop talking about them. Let them think they are no longer important. Let the media frenzy die out. When these flee baggers see that they are no longer getting the attention-they’ll come home with their tails tucked between their legs.
These flee baggers are getting too much attention, IMO. I’d just ignore them, let them think life goes on without them, and it does.