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Election doesn’t change the problems we face



So, the election is over. There will be some new faces in Madison serving in the Assembly and Senate. What won’t change is that the Legislature remains firmly in Republican control, while voters returned Democrat Governor Tony Evers to the Statehouse. What should change is the gridlock that has marred our state capitol since Evers was first elected. The Legislature refused to play ball with Evers, doing everything they could to prevent his policies from taking effect. But they didn’t do it through votes, or debates of issues, they simply stuck their head in the sand. And then went on vacation, giving themselves 10 months off work in 2022. When called back to Madison for special sessions by the Governor, on issues important to voters, like abortion, gun rights or the state surplus, our elected representatives refused to even hold a debate. They simply served as obstructionists. Well those problems haven’t gone away. We don’t need another two years of gridlock, with lawmakers refusing to tackle important issues while giving themselves long vacations. The problems we face haven’t changed, so it is time for our lawmakers to change how they conduct the people’s business.

Scott Robert Shaw serves as WIZM Program Director and News Director, and delivers the morning news on WKTY, Z-93 and 95.7 The Rock. Scott has been at Mid-West Family La Crosse since 1989, and authors Wisconsin's only daily radio editorial, "As I See It" heard on WIZM each weekday morning and afternoon.

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  1. Ronald Walker

    November 10, 2022 at 8:56 am

    Politicians need to grow up and go back to work.
    This is ridiculous. Nothing ever gets done and the taxpayer is who suffers the consequences.
    These meatheads are elected to do a job and they continue to get elected.
    Yes history seems to repeat itself.
    The previous administration had the Democrats flee the state because they did not want to do their job!

  2. Lucenut

    November 10, 2022 at 11:20 am

    Gridlock in Madison is the BEST situation! The less they do the better. We can take care of our lives much better without politicians and bureaucrats being involved.

  3. Kent Porter

    November 10, 2022 at 1:51 pm

    Democrats did the same thing when they were in control in Madison , I say if you are not in Madison doing your fricking job , THEN YOU DON’T GET PAID !!!!!!!! With our tax money !!!!!!!!!

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