A change to Wisconsin's quorum rules? 

One of the "Fleeing Fourteen" Democratic state senators in Wisconsin, Tim Cullen, is drafting a constitutional amendment that would prevent a minority of senators from holding up legislative action in the future.

“I was part of creating this divide,” Cullen said. “I need to be part of fixing it.”

In the meantime, the state Senate has yet to lift its contempt order against the 14 Democrats who bravely ran away from the union battle and went to Illinois. Republican Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald sent out this email yesterday to his colleagues:

Please note that all 14 Democrat senators are still in contempt of the Senate. Therefore, when taking roll call votes on amendments and bills during executive sessions, Senate Democrats’ votes will not be reflected in the Records of Committee Proceedings or the Senate Journal. They are free to attend hearings, listen to testimony, debate legislation, introduce amendments, and cast votes to signal their support/opposition, but those votes will not count, and will not be recorded.

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