EDITORS NOTE: --- THE INFORMATION IN THIS ARTICLE IS APPARENTLY INCORRECT -- please see http://uppitywis.org/blogarticle/correction-power-plant-sales-not-amende... for the correction.
The stripped-down union busting budget review bill was railroaded through the legislature so fast that no one, including the Legislative Fiscal Bureau, could accurately say what was in it.
When the Assembly Dem leader, Peter Barca, asked Wednesday night what was in the new version, State Sen GOP leader Scott Fitzgerald basically aid it was none of his -- or the public's business.
Thursday, the fiscal bureau was forced to correct its memo describing the bill, after unearthing some more buried treasure. Seems there were a few things the original memo forgot to mention:
There are two items in the LFB's March 10 document that are not reflected in the March 9 document.
1. The March 10 document includes a provision of the substitute amendment on the Earned Income Tax Credit (page 3, #1).
2. The March 10 document includes a provision of the substitute amendment on the Sale and Contractual Operation of State-Owned Power Plants (page 20, #1).
This bill was passed under the transparently false claim that it has no fiscal impact. The sale of state property and changes in eligibility for EITC have no fiscal impact?
How this passes a legal challenge is beyond me. It certainly doesn't pass the smell test.