Senate, Assembly drop plans to come in on special elections bill

Photo by Michelle Stocker, The Capital Times

The state Senate is dropping plans to come in next week to vote on a bill that would undercut a judge’s order to hold special elections in the vacant first SD and 42nd AD, the office of Scott Fitzgerald said.

Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke, R-Kaukauna, said without Senate passage the Assembly would also not come in on the bill.

“I think we’re all frustrated by the idea of elections running concurrently,” Steineke said. “But the idea of stopping elections once they’ve been ordered is probably a bridge too far.”

Last night, state DOJ dropped efforts to make a last minute appeal to the state Supreme Court to put off calling special elections, and this morning Gov. Walker issued the call.

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