Wisconsin RTA bill to pass Assembly committee, then Assembly… and what of the state Senate?

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.

More soon.

Published by Jason Haas

I am a resident of the Bay View neighborhood in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a member of the Milwaukee County Board of Supervisors. That sometimes comes up on here, as it's kind of a small part of my life. No official county business happens here. I'm mostly using this now to give a rough draft account of how we're dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. God help us all.

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