Legislators Withhold Chisholm’s Pay Raise
Every state worker except Milwaukee DA given a 2% raise in pay.
Just in time for Christmas, the Wisconsin Legislature’s committee on employment relations voted Tuesday to approve a 2% pay raise for all state employees, except for the Milwaukee County District Attorney. Co-chair of the committee Republican Senate President Chris Kapenga (R-Delafield), directly referenced the ongoing controversy over the release of Darrell Brooks on $1,000 bail.
Brooks drove his SUV through a Christmas parade in Waukesha, killing six and injuring more than 60. Since then, Republican lawmakers have called for tougher-on-crime policies including raising bail, and have called for District Attorney John Chisholm to step down.
Kapenga accused Chisholm of “failing at his job and has made decisions that (have) led to the deaths of more than a handful of people in my district,” and said of the pay increase, “there’s no way we’re going to approve something like that.” Chisholm’s office has been reviewing what he called “inappropriately low” bail that preceded Brooks’ release shortly before he drove his vehicle into the parade. The pay raise changes won’t take effect until 2025. In the meantime, the GOP has continued it’s attacks on Chisholm and criminal justice reform policies.
Legislators grant pay raises for state workers, except for Milwaukee DA was originally published by the Wisconsin Examiner.
More about the Tragedy at Waukesha Christmas Parade
- Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff on Anniversary of 2021 Waukesha Christmas Parade Tragedy - Gov. Tony Evers - Nov 18th, 2022
- Darrell Brooks Jr. Sentenced to Multiple Lifetimes in Prison - Deneen Smith - Nov 16th, 2022
- Senators Baldwin and Johnson Lead Resolution to Remember First Anniversary of the Waukesha Christmas Parade Tragedy - U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin - Nov 16th, 2022
- Will Darrell Brooks Appeal His Conviction? - Evan Casey - Nov 1st, 2022
- Fitzgerald Statement on Guilty Verdict in Waukesha Christmas Parade Trial - U.S. Rep Scott Fitzgerald - Oct 26th, 2022
- Darrell Brooks Trial Goes to Jury - Evan Casey - Oct 26th, 2022
- Waukesha Parade Killings Trial May Soon Go To Jury - Deneen Smith - Oct 24th, 2022
- Darrell Brooks Jr. Begins Defense in Waukesha Christmas Parade Killings Trial - Evan Casey - Oct 20th, 2022
- Prosecutors To Conclude Their Case in Darrell Brooks Trial Wednesday - Evan Casey - Oct 18th, 2022
- Despite Disruptions, Darrell Brooks’ Trial Begins - Evan Casey - Oct 6th, 2022
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3 thoughts on “Legislators Withhold Chisholm’s Pay Raise”
Republicans accusing others of failing at their jobs is a joke. Republicans are useless.
it is too bad we cannot withhold vos’ pay, remove him from his committee assignments and/or censor him for his gross incompetence and thoughtless negligent behavior.
Nothing reveals more about the immature and spiteful make up of the Republicans in the State Capitol than this.
This comes from a group of politicians who can legally approve their own raises.