Nothing New

by zunguzungu

(by way of Mike K)

Representative Barca:  Excuse me, Mr. Chairman I have a question about the open meeting rule being violated…Most importantly, before we even get started, obviously I’m going to want to have a summary of this bill from our director Lane, so I understand what’s in here.

Chairman:  It’s the same bill you debated for 60 hours.

Barca:  So there’s nothing different?

Chairman:  No.  We just removed items from it.

Barca:  Removed what?

Chairman:  Removed items.  There’s nothing new.

Barca:  So can we get a description of what was removed?

Chairman:  Nothing new.

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Mike Konczal “Travesty of Justice in Wisconsin”
David Dayen, “Anti-Public Employee Bill Passes Senate in Wisconsin; Only the Beginning of the Fight”
Ezra Klein “What Happened” and “Was What Scott Walker Did Legal?”
Yves Smith “Wisconsin Senate Passes Bill”
Barry Pump on the legality of the procedure
Livestream of the Wisconsin capital, reoccupied
Nate Silver “Wisconsin Dispute Could Mobilize Democratic Base”
Choire, The Awl “Feral Leftist Mob Attacks Madison (in Right Wing’s Imagination)”
John Protevi, New APPS, “Bring it On”
Andy Kroll, Mother Jones, “Wisconsin GOP Bill Allows State to Fire Employees for Strikes, Walk-Outs”
Gerry Canavan, links, and suggests the bill is really just a way of saving face for Walker
Firedoglake rounds up the confusion
Actblue page for donations to Recall the WI Republican 8
For people in Wisconsin, able to do ground work for the recall effort, SEIU page coordinating efforts