Finally, some progress in doing the people’s business in Madison. Throughout the entirety of Governor Tony Evers’ first term, Republican legislative leaders refused to hold confirmation hearings for the governor’s appointments to lead state agencies or serve on state boards and commissions. Until then, holding confirmation hearings was a matter of routine, not a political weapon to punish the other party. But republicans played hardball, even leading to a lawsuit to try to get rid of a member of the DNR policy board who refused to step down even though his term had expired. The refusal also led to the dismissal of Evers’ selection for Wisconsin Ag Secretary, Brad Pfaff, who was fired even before confirmation hearings were held. Now there are signs the rift may be ending. Senate leader Devin LaMahieu has indicted he will start the process of getting Evers’ political appointees confirmed. The candidates will be referred to the proper committees, which could then lead to a Senate vote to confirm the candidates. It is about time. These are qualified candidates with expertise in their fields who deserve a chance to serve. The Senate should move swiftly to get these people on the boards and commissions to which they were appointed.