Axis of Evil?* NJ Government Unions Unite Against Chris Christie and Taxpayers
In New Jersey, where the last Democrat governor (while he was a US Senator) had a girlfriend who just happened to be the head of New Jersey’s largest government union, where the property taxes are the highest in the nation, and where the state faces a $10+ billion budget gap and the real debt may be as high as $176 billion, government union bosses have | Read More »
AFSCME: The Big Green Dog Behind Big Government & Higher Taxes
Across the nation, states, counties, and municipalities are facing a fiscal calamity. Even before the 2008 economic meltdown, many states were facing a sea of red ink due to over-promising, poor fiscal planning, and too much political influence from government union bosses. Now, as politicians of both parties grapple with the mess created by years of passing the buck, they are faced with taxpayers revolting | Read More »
Move Over, Chris Christie: Wisconsin’s Walker Gives Public-Sector Unions Some Tough Love
He’s been in office for less than two months, but it’s become clear that newly-elected Governor Scott Walker plans on cleaning up Wisconsin’s fiscal house and public-sector unions are not too happy. Wisconsin, according to the Sunshine Review… …[F]aces an estimated $58 million shortfall in its Medicaid budget, according to a new memo released this week by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau. This comes after the | Read More »
Labor Shorts: Obamacare to cost Cat $100 million in first year & other union-related news.
Labor Shorts: Exposing Union Bosses One Skid Mark at a Time… The latest (and largest) pile of labor news from around the country, given to you in short form from LaborUnionReport.com: Cat may become Obamacare road kill… Heavy-equipment maker Caterpillar said Thursday that the health care legislation being considered by Congress would increase its health care costs by more than $100 million in the first | Read More »