As detailed yesterday by Puddytat, Wisconsin Republican State Senator Pam Galloway resigned from the Senate effective midnight CDT. She was facing a recall election but stated she was resigning to deal with sudden and serious family health issues.
It is now past midnight in Wisconsin. The Senate is officially split evenly, 16 - 16, and Scott Fitzgerald is no longer the majority leader. He is, at best, the co-leader of the Senate along with Democrat Mark Miller.
This is a momentous development that happened as most Wisconsinites slept. For all practical purposes, the FitzWalkerstan era is over...
The Republicans can pass no new legislation without Democratic cooperation.
Scott Walker is likely facing criminal charges and will have to face a recall election.
Scott Fitzgerald could easily lose his Senate seat against Wisconsin folk hero Lori Compas.
Jeff Fitzgerald, brother of Scott Fitzgerald, is the Speaker of the State Assembly. He is running for a US Senate seat in the fall and therefore will not be running for reelection in the State Assembly.
By the end of the year, it is very likely that the capitol building will house no Fitzgeralds and no Scott Walker.
FitzWalkerstan is dead. Long live Wisconsin.