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Thursday, March 08, 2007

Hold On Busalacchi Hearing?

Looks like Republicans in the state Senate may be finding a backbone.

Madison - State Senate Republicans are pressing Senate Majority Leader Judy Robson (D-Beloit) to not hold a vote Tuesday on Frank Busalacchi's reconfirmation as secretary of the state Department of Transportation.

Senate Minority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) sent the letter to Robson this afternoon, asking her to return the nomination back to a legislative committee so a public hearing could be held.
Here's the letter from Fitzgerald to Robson.

Sen. Mike Ellis earlier in the day sent Busalacchi a letter containing a list of questions about Busalacchi's personal involvement in the efforts to resolve a tax problem for Dennis Troha's trucking firm.

Troha is under federal indictment for money laundering for Gov. Jim Milhous Doyleone's re-election campaign.

The public deserves a full airing of this in a hearing before any vote is taken to reconfirm Busalacchi.