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2059, 16 Nov 15

GAB Reform Bill Heads to Walker


The Assembly has OK’d the Senate amendments to the GAB overhaul bill.

The first Senate amendment passed 58-37, with Republicans Warren Petryk, of Eleva; Todd Novak, of Dodgeville; and Travis Tranel, of Cuba City, joining Dems in opposition. Read the roll call here.

I just hope that Walker vetoes out the retired judges from the bill.


2059, 16 November 2015


  1. CthruU

    Yes! The GAB…Long Overdue To Be Reformed! Go Scott Walker!

  2. steveegg

    I don’t believe it’s an appropriations bill, so Walker can’t axe the retired-appellate-judge requirement for the 2 gubernatorial appointments to the Ethics Commission (who will be joined by the 4 Legislative appointees and any appointees from a ‘minor’ party whose gubernatorial candidate received at least 10% of the vote). However, unlike the retired judges currently on the GAB, the retired judges on the Ethics Commission won’t first have to go through the panel of 4 current appellate judges appointed by the chief justice, or be bound by any other limitation beyond being a retired appellate judge who won an election to an appellate court, before being chosen by the governor.

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