Monroe County Wipeout
Lots of Americans are worried about keeping their jobs these days, but if you're Dennis Hubbard you have special reason to worry. Hubbard is ...
Lots of Americans are worried about keeping their jobs these days, but if you're Dennis Hubbard you have special reason to worry. Hubbard is chairman of the Monroe County board in western Wisconsin and he faces a recall election next Tuesday.
Last week, seven of his eight colleagues were recalled over the decision to build a prison facility. Hubbard, being the chairman, was apparently singled out for an election day of his own by recall advocates.
Kind of ironic that a taxpayers group, arguing that the county can't afford to spend millions on the new facility, pushes for the admittedly lower yet still wasteful cost of holding two related elections within two w eeks.
"That's not what a recall election is supposed to be used for," a politician from a neighboring jurisdiction told me. "You're supposed to recall them because they're a crook, not because you disagree with them about a policy decision."
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