MADISON — The
Legislature's budget committee has broken with Gov. Scott Walker
and decided that a commission that investigates judges and court
commissioners should remain independent.
The Joint Finance
Committee on Wednesday unanimously rejected Walker's proposal to
move the Judicial Commission under control of the state Supreme
Justice Shirley Abrahamson and Justice Annette Ziegler, along with
the executive director of the commission, had objected to the
move. Neither the court nor the commission requested the change.
defended the move as helping to streamline operations.