Governor Jim Doyle yesterday called the Legislature into special session to act on recently agreed-to ethics enforcement reforms.
The special session convened today and the ethics reform bill was introduced. The Democracy Campaign has been informed that it is the intention of legislative leaders to hold public hearings on the proposed legislation within the next week, with floor debate and passage of the legislation in both houses of the Legislature tentatively scheduled for the week of January 29.
We received a copy of the bill yesterday and have been carefully reviewing its contents. This afternoon we issued a statement about some of bill's details that need fixing before it is passed by the Legislature and presented to the governor for his signature.