Isn’t it good to see Republicans playing hardball with delinquent Democrats?
State senators who miss two or more session days will no longer get paid through direct deposit. They’ll have to pick up their checks in person on the Senate floor during a session.
The new rule is aimed at forcing the return of 14 Senate Democrats who have been hiding in Illinois since Thursday. They fled the state to stall a vote on an anti-union bill, and have threatened to stay away until Republican Gov. Scott Walker agrees to compromise. Tuesday’s vote was along party lines. The three Republicans on the Committee on Senate Organization voted for it and the two Democrats opposed it.
The requirement also applies to expense reimbursement requests.
The state legislature should post those for public view ASAP.
I’ll have much more on the fleebagger Democrats in my syndicated column tomorrow.
Be sure to check my Twitter feed for all the day’s fun over the Democrat absconder virus that has spread to Indiana.
Unfortunately, GOP Gov. Mitch Daniels has gone and made himself an honorary fleebagger.
One step forward, two steps back…