Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Milwaukee cops give, Milwaukee cops get

Here's a scoop. The Journal Sentinel reports that the Milwaukee Police Assn. still has clout in the legislature and gets laws passed giving them special benefits other cops don't get. Why? They endorse Republicans and give them money.

In return, those tight-fisted Republican guardians of the public's money have no problem requiring Milwaukee taxpayers to pay the salaries of cops after they're fired, or dictating that the taxpayers pay the salaries of the full-time union officers.

So, the MPA gives and the MPA gets. In other circumstances, they call that pay to play. Where do you draw the line?

Note to JS: State Rep. Peggy Krusick isn't a Republican. She votes like one, especially on police issues, because she's from a police family.


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