This moving photo came from Senator Chris Larson. He is one of of the “Fab 14″: the Wisconsin Democratic Senators that left for Illinois rather than allow passage of Walker’s extreme power-grabbing bill. His tweet is below:
Senator Chris Larson’s article on the Budget Disrepair Bill is HERE (written 2/20).
Chris Larson was elected to his Milwaukee Senate seat November of 2010, unseating Jeff Plale.
Every time I type “Jeff Plale” I suppress the urge to type “Turncoat Jeff Plale”. Considerable momentum was put behind unseating Plale due to his siding with pro-pollution forces during hearings on the failed Clean Energy Jobs Act of Wisconsin. At the end of his term, Plale voted against resolving state union contracts before Walker’s term-enraging Democrats and unions. Plale is now a leader in Walker’s Dept. of Administration., and is widely rumored to be in place as both a reward for his allegiance to Republicans during his Senate term, and to help Walker facilitate sweetheart deals and privatization of state-owned power plants. The Koch Brothers are widely thought to stand to benefit from these deals. [I wish prank caller Ian Murphy had brought that up in that 20 minute conversation with Walker!]
Back to Senator Larson: Senator Larson debated Republican Senator Glen Grothman on MSNBC on March 3rd. Senator Larson said Wisconsin Republicans are using “police state” tactics.
If you’d like to learn yet more about Chris Larson, here is his entry on Ballotpedia.