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Nass: Evers Fails to Compromise

I do agree that the Republicans need to try to keep the doors open to compromise, but stop waiting for it. Pass your ideas and let Evers decide if he’s going to us his veto or not. But we’re waiting to see Republicans do more than talk.

“Governor Evers has offered what he calls a compromise Covid-19 Recovery Bill. The only compromises in it would be on the part of Republicans giving up on everything we have asked be included. It contains none of the major proposals offered by Republicans to reopen public schools for in-person education, reopen state government facilities to state workers, or ending the abuses by public health bureaucrats in controlling every aspect of our daily lives.

It is time for Republicans to get off our knees and fight to advance the Covid-19 legislation our constituents are demanding of us. Governor Evers and his administration represent the interests of liberals in Dane County and the City of Milwaukee.

Nass Puts Civil Service Reform on Hold

I see Nass’ point, and I might agree with him, but it’s not worth tabling civil service reform over it. Hopefully, Nass is just making a point and will let the legislation proceed in a few days.

Senate Labor Chair Steve Nass has put off a committee vote on the civil service overhaul because he opposes a provision that would ban administrations from asking about an applicant’s criminal background.

The Senate Labor and Government Reform Committee had planned to vote on the bill tomorrow. But Nass aide Mike Mikalsen said the lawmaker received an amendment to the bill only today and was still going through it.

Nass also opposes the so-called “ban the box” provision that would prevent the state from requiring applicants check a box if they have a criminal record. Under the bill, the administration can ask applicants about a conviction record only if it would disqualify them from a civil service position.

Mikalsen said current law lets each administration decide whether to include the question on applications for state employment, and Nass would prefer to keep it that way.



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