What's the hold up, with the state budget? Mike McCabe with the Wisconsin Democracy campaign says it's not as if elected officials don't know what they're supposed to be doing: getting the budget done. Granted, there's little consensus between the Senate and Assembly, but McCabe notes there are plenty of fundraisers going on, while the budget conference committee rarely meets. Democracy Campaign analysis shows Governor Jim Doyle and legislators in both parties raised $2 million dollars in the first six months of the year. Time for a ban on fundraising during the budget, says McCabe. However a bill that would do that (AB-61) has failed to get much support.
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