Missing Wis. Dems Face Daily Fines

by Katrina Trinko

If the absent Democratic state senators in Wisconsin don’t return soon, they will face fines of $100 per day starting Friday.

This is just the latest in a series of measures designed to entice the senators back to the state. Republicans have also stopped direct deposit on the senators’ paychecks and banned their staffers from using the copy machines.

The new measure could also lead to the senators losing their discretionary spending accounts and parking spaces.