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Walker Not Exacting Job Sacrifices from Legislators

All aspects of government are getting asked to make sacrifice in
Wisconsin. Nearly all. Nothing in governor Scott Walker's budget plans for
the next two years involve saving money by turning the state's legislature
back into one that's just part-time as it once was. That was before,
says Mike McCabe from the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign.  Before lawmakers became
full-timers intent on re-election, power, and partisanship.  In those days, citizen legislators tended to be more efficient and significantly less beholden to special interests.  And, by the way, they cost a bit less, too, says McCabe.
Wisconsin's legislature is one of only 10 states that have a full-time
legislature. Others include California, New York, Illinois, Michigan, Florida, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Ohio.

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