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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:32 AM

Wisconsin Democrats to take control of Senate Tuesday

Republican and Democratic Senate leaders have agreed to meet Tuesday to name Sen. Fred Risser, D-Madison, president and Sen. Tim Carpenter, D-Milwaukee, president pro tempore. The moves will officially mark the transfer of power, but Democrats probably won't be able to do much with it.
The Legislature isn't scheduled to convene again until January. Senate Democrats can rearrange committee members and convene the chamber to consider confirming Republican Gov. Scott Walker's appointments, but they can't take up legislation unless Republicans who control the Assembly agree to call an extraordinary session or Walker calls a special session.
Assembly Republicans are busy campaigning for the November elections and almost certainly wouldn't agree to an extraordinary session to consider Senate Democrats' initiatives,
especially when the GOP has a chance to retake the chamber in a few months.http://www.thonline.com/news/iowa-illinois-wisconsin/article_a5a09750-db8f-52fb-b668-33ed0e74b5aa.html

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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:39 AM

1. Who says we lost the recall?

No, we didn't win everything we wanted, but without this Walker would have already called a special session to steal the State Employees Pension Fund.

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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:44 AM

2. It's pretty frightening when you think about this man without the breaks this recall provided. And

it sure is telling that he has to be pressured to convene for a jobs bill...

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Mon Jul 16, 2012, 11:52 AM

3. Absolutely a fact! Something is always more than nothing. Keep going!

This inability to believe in a variety of possibilities is what kills us. TTE, "It MUST be this way ________ ________ _______ or it's WORTHLESS." So when it doesn't go the way we assume it should, we give up and cede that ground to whoever wants it.

W - R - O - N - G.

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