BREAKING: The Conservative Revolt In Madison
"Our caucus is fractured," one legislator said simply.
While most of the attention in Madison has focused on divisions within the Senate GOP caucus – and the need to placate Mike Ellis and his caucus of fellow RINOs – conservatives in the Assembly have been doing a slow burn.
Today, 11 of them signed an open letter saying that as a group "we cannot both represent our constituents and our conservative principles by supporting the budget in its current form." They list a series of objections ranging from taxes, to bonding, to DNA collection to spending.
It is, in short a conservative manifesto, not unlike the agenda that many of them ran and won on in 2010.