The Wisconsin State Legislature meets in full just a few days per year, but is considered – and paid like – a full-time legislative body. What’s up with that?
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In this time of nasty partisanship, the candidate from The Moderation Party is realistic about his chances of winning a seat in the Wisconsin State Assembly next month.
“Very slim,” said Steven Shevey, a 21-year-old steamfitter from Brookfield. “If I do win, great, but the one thing I want out of this is to get someone better.”
Thousands of dollars in debts to a Las Vegas resort & casino. Hundreds of thousands in back taxes owed to the state of Wisconsin. And of course, huge credit card debt.
At least six members of the Wisconsin State Assembly have filed for personal bankruptcy at some point, The Badger Project has revealed in an investigation of federal court records.
Dale Kooyenga tackled and punched a 17-year-old boy in 2000 during a dispute outside a summer party in Sheboygan. Now a 39-year-old Republican state representative from Brookfield, Kooyenga was 21 at the time police filed a criminal charge of disorderly conduct against him.
Fields told police he had “a lot” to drink, according to the report, and officers found an open bottle of vodka in the van. He was later found to have a blood-alcohol level of .305, well over the legal limit of .08.