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That’s It? Republican Assembly Majority Set to Call It a Year on Day 53 of 365

Same GOP Legislators Who Attacked Public Assistance Beneficiaries Will Collect Their Own Government Pay and Benefits for 312 More Days

MADISON, Wis. — Republican Speaker Robin Vos has publicly declared that February 22, the 53rd day of the year, will be the final day the full state Assembly will meet in floor session in 2018.

The following are the statements of One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross:

“If they’re to be believed, the Republican controlled Assembly is wrapping up their work for the year on day 53 of 365.

“Soon they’ll be cashing their paychecks for February, despite not even being able to work all the way to the end of the shortest month of the year.

“What’s most galling is the same GOP legislators who wrapped their racist attacks on people receiving public assistance in rhetoric about combating fraud will happily collect their government paychecks, padding their state pensions and getting great health care subsidized on the public dime for the next ten months without having to show up to cast a vote on the floor of the Assembly.”

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