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  •  Yeah, I responded to an imaginary "how many (1+ / 0-)
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    seats do Dems need to win next election to take Assembly?" instead of what was asked: "resignations".

    And I was wrong on that anyway  :o)

    Due to Stone's resignation to take PSC job, Assembly is 57-39 as of today with 3 vacancies.

    Sometimes they stay vacant for a while (up to 3.5 months) until the special election (no appointing replacements in WI).

    As of 9pm 8/30/13: RETIRED Pie Warrior. Substance over Sh*t Flinging (as best as I am able) ~ JV

    by JVolvo on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 12:18:17 PM PDT

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    •  Well... if the required 10 resigned, (1+ / 0-)
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      would you still have a quorum in the Assembly? That might be just as effective.

      I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

      by mojo11 on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 12:50:56 PM PDT

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      •  Good question, quorum never came up for the (1+ / 0-)
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        Assembly in the Walker/Act 10 fight of 2011.  Though they did give us the "Shame! Shame! Shame!" meme*   (below)

        Either because Rs had such a large majority (roughly 60-39 iirc) or a low % threshold #.  Dunno.  Any Cheesy kossacks know or want to go digging re Assembly & quorum?

        It was certainly an issue for the State Senate: breaking quorum is WHY the WI 14 fled the state to slow down Walker's putsch.

        I can't imagine many more Assembly Rs resigning though. Rural WI is pretty darn red and they would have to get caught with a live Dem or a dead Bears fan to get pushed out.   :o)

        * Walker''s heinous Act 10 passed the Assembly in an unprecedented manner. After days of wrangling, Rs tired of the pesky democratic process (required debate time, Dem amendment votes and citizens coming to speak).  While only a formality by this point, the killing blow was infuriating: at crunch time, they allowed 15 seconds of 'debate' before striking the gavel, the vote was passed with 12 Dem reps waiting to speak (ignored).  Vote was 51 - 17 out of 96 leg seats - WTF?)!

        Hint: the good guys are wearing orange (merely coincidence)

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        As of 9pm 8/30/13: RETIRED Pie Warrior. Substance over Sh*t Flinging (as best as I am able) ~ JV

        by JVolvo on Fri Oct 04, 2013 at 01:38:55 PM PDT

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        •  The WI 14 was the reason I asked (1+ / 0-)
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          I remember that maneuver, I was impressed at the ingenuity.  Enough so that I even donated to their cause, which I almost never do with out of state candidates (we have QUITE enough battles here to fight -- and fund, thanks).  We had not yet change dour name from North Carolina to South Wisconsin at the time, but I could see it coming.  And as soon as the R's conquered all three branches of government here, we started seeing them pull similar stunts.  It almost seems like Walker and McCrony are trying to one-up each other every week.

          I'll believe corporations are people when one comes home from Afghanistan in a body bag.

          by mojo11 on Sat Oct 05, 2013 at 06:25:37 AM PDT

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