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Partisan bickering served with breakfast at Racine County Board


RACINE, WI (WTAQ) - The Racine County Board was treated to a breakfast full of blame by their state legislators.

As they drank coffee and ate donuts, county supervisors were also served a plateful of partisan sniping yesterday from GOP Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Assembly Democratic leader Peter Barca.

Each blamed the other for raiding designated state funds.

Vos suggested that Democrats voted down last year’s mining bill on purpose, to try and get Governor Scott Walker to lose his recall election. But Barca reminded Vos that it was one of his own Republicans – Senator Dale Schultz – who killed the mining package in the Senate.

Other lawmakers who serve Racine County spoke without the partisan rancor.

Senate Democrat John Lehman of Racine said the county is in a wonderful position, because Assembly leaders in both parties represent the area.

The lawmakers did agree that mental health issues need to be addressed in the wake of recent gun violence – and unnecessary state regulations need to be dropped.