Wisconsin: Our View: Time to reform Wisconsin’s recall process

Fri, Apr 26 2013 — Source: Hudson Star-Observer

There is talk of reforming Wisconsin’s recall election procedures and we believe it is time for such a change.

We heard of the proposed recall changes in a release from State Sen. Sheila Harsdorf who reintroduced recall reform legislation in the State Senate as Senate Joint Resolution 24 (SJR 24).

The proposal is intended to safeguard the ability of citizens to remove officials for misconduct or ethics violations, while ensuring that recalls would not be abused for political purposes.

What she says makes sense; however, some might consider her involvement as being a bit tainted since she was the target of a recall election. Harsdorf, of course, survived the recall election and the Republican probably is as knowledgeable as anyone regarding this subject.