Today brings very good news for the citizens of Wisconsin.
Following the resignation of State Senator Pam Galloway, who was headed for a recall election, the Republican party will no longer hold a majority in the state senate.
Wisconsin state Sen. Pam Galloway (R) is resigning from the chamber today, citing a family health situation. Galloway was one of the targeted incumbents in upcoming recall elections.
This also means that as of now, the Republicans have officially lost their Senate majority, leaving the chamber split 16-16. The recall elections to come will determine who takes the majority.
Obviously a Democratic majority would be preferable, but in this case an evenly divided government is a positive step toward reclaiming Scottwalkerstan.
It was the Republican majority who jammed Governor Scott Walker’s horrible budget, which cut nearly a billion dollars from education and half a billion dollars from Medicaid while also creating new corporate tax breaks, and his anti-union legislation that stripped public employees of their collective bargaining rights through the senate.
An evenly divided state senate will give the Democrats the power they need to prevent the Republicans from passing any more horrible legislation. Legislation such as the voter
suppression ID law that was recently ruled unconstitutional.