Word from Rep. Christine Sinicki is that the Assembly RTA bill will pass committee tomorrow, and should pass the Assembly as well.
The real trick, apparently, will be to get it passed in the state Senate. Sen. Jeff Plale, who represents me, sent me a letter saying he’s co=sponsored an RTA bill. (I don’t have it handy or else I’d cite it.) Figuring that the senators from the eastern parts of Milwaukee County will vote in favor, senators and representatives from the western region of the counties may have a disproportionate influence on the bill. Eastern Racine County seems to be in favor of it, while the western portion of Racine County wants nothing to do with it. If only we could magically divide Kenosha, Racine, and Milwaukee Counties along a narrow east-west divide, we’d have it sewn up. Only, it doesn’t work that way.