Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Reveue Amendment Rejected By Another GOP State Senator

The La Crosse Tribune has an article today about how state legislators from the La Crosse area are almost unanimously opposed to the proposed amendment to restrict public revenue in Wisconsin. At a public hearing on the amendment held yesterday at UW-La Crosse, only Rep. Mike Huebsch (R-West Salem) supported it.

Notable opposition came from State Senator Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse), who said he prefers more local control as a means for determining revenue. Kapanke has a background in local government, which seems to be a characteristic of many of the GOP legislators who oppose the amendment.

Kapanke is the second Republican state senator to make a statement against the amendment, the first being Luther Olsen (R-Ripon) who rejected the amendment last month for the negative impact it would likely have on business in the Dells area.

Assuming all Democrats in the state senate vote against the amendment (should it even come up for a vote this year), only three Republican votes in opposition would tank the amendment. Kapanke and Olsen make two.

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