Thursday, April 23, 2009

WI Senate Votes on Confirmations

This morning the Wisconsin State Senate cast their vote regarding the confirmation of appointments by the Governor to the UW Hospital and Clinics Authority Board.

Roger Axtell was confirmed to serve again on this board.  He previously cast a vote in FAVOR of 2nd trimester abortions at the Madison Surgery Center.  He was confirmed on a vote of 17-15.  The vote was as follows:

AYES – 17
Senators:  Carpenter, Coggs, Decker, Erpenbach, Hansen, Holperin, Jauch, Kreitlow, Lassa, Lehman, Miller, Plale, Risser, Robson, Sullivan, Taylor, and Wirch

NAYS – 15
Senators:  Cowles, Darling, Ellis, Fitzgerald, Grothman, Harsdorf, Hopper, Kanavas, Kedzie, Lasee, Lazich, Leibham, Olsen, Schultz, and Vinehout

Mike Weiden was confirmed to serve again on this board.  He previously cast a vote in FAVOR of 2nd trimester abortions at the Madison Surgery Center.  He was confirmed on a vote of 17-15.  The vote was as follows:

AYES – 17
Senators:  Carpenter, Coggs, Decker, Erpenbach, Hansen, Holperin, Jauch, Kreitlow, Lassa, Lehman, Miller, Plale, Risser, Robson, Sullivan, Taylor, and Wirch.

NAYS – 15
Senators:  Cowles, Darling, Ellis, Fitzgerald, Grothman, Harsdorf, Hopper, Kanavas, Kedzie, Lasee, Lazich, Leibham, Olsen, Schultz, and Vinehout

Pablo Sanchez was also confirmed to serve on this board.  He previously cast a vote AGAINST 2nd trimester abortions at the Madison Surgery Center.  He was confirmed unanimously.

On yet another issue, pro-abortion legislator Sheldon Wasserman was confirmed to serve on the Medical Examining Board.  He was confirmed on a vote of 21-11.  The vote was as follows:

AYES – 21
Senators:  Carpenter, Coggs, Darling, Decker, Ellis, Erpenbach, Hansen, Harsdorf, Holperin, Jauch, Kreitlow, Lassa, Lehman, Miller, Olsen, Plale, Risser, Robson, Sullivan, Taylor, and Wirch.

NAYS – 11
Senators:  Cowles, Fitzgerald, Grothman, Hopper, Kanavas, Kedzie, Lasee, Lazich, Leibham, Schultz, and Vinehout