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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 12:01 AM
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Mike Huebsch, author of WI budget "adjustment" & 2nd most powerful man in WI, was ALEC state chair
Edited on Mon Apr-25-11 12:22 AM by highplainsdem
That's a very relevant fact left out of this Wisconsin State Journal article about the Department of Administration secretary and former state representative:

"Mike Huebsch: The man behind the plan"

http://host.madison.com/wsj/news/local/govt-and-politic...

Mike Huebsch: The man behind the plan
Posted: Sunday, April 24, 2011 8:40 am

-snip-

Department of Administration Secretary Huebsch did not mince words when reached on his cellphone Feb. 18 while walking from his Madison office to the Capitol for a meeting with Gov. Scott Walker. Were not going to negotiate.

Later Huebsch conceded that the governor wanted to immediately open up talks with the AWOL senators. Huebsch advised against it. Its impossible to negotiate when youve left the state, he said.

-snip-

Its been less than four months since Huebsch resigned his 94th District Assembly seat and joined Walkers cabinet to accept what is widely regarded as the most powerful political seat in Wisconsin after the governor.

As the man in charge of the state budget and the chief author of the budget adjustment proposal that touched off the firestorm, Huebsch has been the target of Capitol protests and legal challenges.

-snip-



As the UppityWis.org blog -- http://uppitywis.org/blogarticle/doa-sec-huebsch-sen-fi... -- pointed out recently, both Huebsch and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald were ALEC chairs for Wisconsin last year. (This year ALEC lists only one Wisconsin chair, Robin Vos, who's co-chair of the legislature's Joint Finance Committee, along with Alberta Darling, another ALEC member.)

Huebsch hasn't been mentioned (yet) in the long compilation topic on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC), but reply 157 there mentions Robin Vos, and reply 158 is about Walker making Phil Montgomery -- who was on ALEC's board of directors, chaired an ALEC task force subcommittee, and was one of ALEC's legislators of the year -- chairman of the Public Service Commission. Reply 229 there links to a topic about Walker's plans for financial martial law and the promotional website that was set up and apparently spearheaded by ALEC member Alberta Darling.
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crickets Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:04 AM
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1. K&R
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 08:57 AM
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5. Thanks, crickets!
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Snoutport Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 01:06 AM
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2. ..ALEC is becoming the worst four letter word in America
if y'all want my opinion.
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highplainsdem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 11:46 AM
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6. Yes, I do want your opinion -- and I agree with it!
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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 02:15 AM
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3. Thanks for the link to your March post about ALEC. IMHO it should be on DU's
Home Page. K & R
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Scuba Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-25-11 05:45 AM
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4. This is the same Mike Huebsch who LIED IN COURT regarding...
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