Rep. David Craig (R) made no bones about it in a press release today: protecting race-based mascots, which creates no jobs, is a top priority:
[Rep. Craig] is continuing his fight against a state law passed last session, when the Democrats controlled the State Legislature, which allows the Department of Public Instruction (DPI) to force school districts to change their mascots. Representative Craig along with Representatives Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield) and Steve Nass (R-Town of La Grange) are introducing legislation which extends the deadline for compliance for a school district that is subject to an order from DPI to change their mascot.
‘Last month, on my first day as a member of the State Assembly, I sent letters to the Speaker of the Assembly and the Committee Chairman urging them to allow a bill that will fully repeal the new state law that allows DPI to order school districts to change their mascots.’
I’m not sure what the hold-up is, the GOP has been great at passing legislation that has nothing to do with job creation — whether its giving tax breaks for corporations, taking away the rights of workers, making it more expensive and difficult to vote, or drafting Arizona-style immigration laws.