MADISON, WI (WTAQ) - The Government Accountability Board estimates the total cost of the June recall election aimed at Governor Scott Walker and four GOP Senators topped $13 million dollars.
State Representative Robin Vos is a critic of recalls who says he is more committed than ever to get rid of them. Vos is a Republican who figures to be the next Wisconsin Assembly speaker.
Vos says he will introduce a constitutional amendment which would allow elected officials to be recalled only if they committed a crime or malfeasance in office.
Currently, office holders can be recalled for any reason, as long as enough signatures on petitions are collected. For the change to go into effect, it would have to make it through the entire Legislature twice, over two separate sessions, then be approved by voters in a statewide referendum. A recent finance report from the city of Green Bay showed the extra elections, that were not budget for, cost nearly $70,000.