Democratic state Representatives vent about a "do nothing Assembly."
After meeting in partisan caucus for over eight hours, Assembly Democrats returned to the floor Thursday night with complaints about a lack of progress.
Madison Democrat Spencer Black called this an "unfortunate session." Black says he's never seen the state Assembly "meet so little, work so little, and accomplish so little as this session."
Assembly Republican Leader Jeff Fitzgerald fired back, saying Democrats need to face the facts that the budget stalemate tied up the legislature for months. Fitzgerald says they had to work to prevent the largest tax increase in the nation's history.
Wisconsin Rapids Democrat Marlin Schneider accused Republicans of waiting until the last minute to do anything. Schneider says it's a "bad way to run a Legislature," calling it the worst run Legislature he's ever seen.
The Assembly has met a total of 22 times during the current legislative session, which began in January of 2007.