Special Session For Jobs Begins In Wisconsin

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 at 6:25 am

A special legislative session focused on jobs started in Wisconsin on Tuesday in Madison, and legislators said there were 26 bills on the docket focusing on creating jobs in Wisconsin. They also say they hope there will be less contention this time around.

At the Capitol yesterday, fewer crowds of protesters showed up and more crowds of tour groups were present.

Sen. Terry Moulton, (R-Chippewa Falls.) told the Associated Press that he was excited about this session because he felt there were bills in the session from both sides of the aisle.

Though republicans in the Senate and Assembly say there is an air of bi-partisanship, Democrats in the senate told reporters that they hope that will carry over, and there won’t be, as they describe, any hidden agendas like the last special session.

In a pre-session news conference, Assembly Speaker Jeff Fitzgerald made note that the majority of special-session jobs bills that have already passed through committee, have done so with bi-partisan support.

Republicans say there isn’t one large bill that will take care of job creation as whole. Democrats say they just hope their friends on the other side of the aisle will take a look at some of the bills they have proposed.

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