Wisconsin labor union reform: saving jobs, money, schools.
There is a striking (if you’ll pardon the pun) dichotomy taking shape in the Wisconsin public school system right now, and it’s one that should hardly be surprising to anybody who was paying attention to this spring’s labor union reform struggles. Said dichotomy is as follows: School districts that were able to institute Scott Walker’s & the GOP’s reforms to collective bargaining procedures have generally | Read More »
Wisconsin school district now stable, thanks to Scott Walker et al.
Oh, that awful Scott Walker and his awful union reform law. It’s been devastating; I mean, look at just one school district affected by the Republican-passed law! The Kaukauna School District was already laboring under a $400,000 deficit; now, ‘thanks’ to Scott Walker and the Republican party, they’re now stuck with a $1,500,000 surplus! That means more work for the hiring department! That means that | Read More »
Gov. Scott Walker (R, WI) balances budget over Democratic protests.
Via Ann Althouse comes this video of a mini-stampede by Wisconsin Democrats, upon hearing that Governor Scott Walker was supposedly leaving the Capitol after signing legislation balancing the budget without raising taxes: …Oops. Well. Natural mistake. Try this:
This is the way WI protests end.
This is the way WI protests end. This is the way WI protests end. This is the way WI protests end. (Via Instapundit) Not with a bang, but with a bunch of self-indulgent whining as the adults in the room get on with the state of Wisconsin’s business. Hmm. Doesn’t really scan. Moe Lane (crosspost) PS: The entire Wisconsin protest thing would have been a | Read More »
Joe Conason lies about PPP WI recall poll.
This is very entertaining, because it takes real skill to muck up reporting this PPP poll about Scott Walker’s chances in a hypothetical recall election; fortunately, Joe Conason is up to the challenge. Let’s look at what Conason wrote (bolding mine): Asked whether they would support or oppose [Scott Walker's] removal from office in a recall election, 50 percent said yes and only 47 percent | Read More »
RedState Interview: Gov. Scott Walker.
As you are undoubtedly aware, Wisconsin has become one of the primary battlefields for labor union reform: having lost at the ballot box last November, Democrats and Big Labor both have been fighting a vicious rear guard action against any attempts to reform collective bargaining and organizing ever since. Currently, the focus is on several hypothetical recall elections – and an actual judiciary election (David | Read More »
Scott Fitzgerald auditions for WI-SEN in 2012.
…At least, that’s how I’m interpreting this letter from the Wisconsin Senate Majority Leader to (hiding) Wisconsin Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller, in response to Miller’s request for a face-to-face meeting to discuss a possible compromise that would allow Wisconsin senators to came back home with something roughly approximating their dignity intact. Fitzgerald’s letter starts as follows: Sen. Mark Miller Parts Unknown, IL …and pretty | Read More »
Wisconsin: Democratic Senators losing unit cohesion?
There’s some confusion going on with regard to the intentions and plans of the fourteen AWOL Democratic state senators from Wisconsin who have been hiding from their job responsibilities for the last two weeks. They are or are not or are or are not or are or are not* about to give up and just come back in; what is actually going to happen is | Read More »
WI Senate to fast-track Voter ID bill?
Hey, maybe we’ve got this all wrong. Maybe all those Democratic state senators should stay in hiding for a couple of days longer; it’ll let the adults get some business done. …Republicans plan to move ahead with regular Senate business. In addition to tomorrow’s calendar, that could mean public hearings on other legislation, and possibly a floor vote on a voter ID bill that Democrats | Read More »
Unions fuel the hate in Wisconsin.
[UPDATE]: Ann Althouse has a few photos up that rather starkly symbolize just how committed public sector unions are to cleaning up the mess. (Via @keder) The Wisconsin GOP has put together a quick video of union attacks on Governor Scott Walker, which include: signs calling him a Nazi (and a dictator generally); signs calling him a rapist; and signs calling for his death. What | Read More »
Scott Walker’s (R, WI) collective bargaining reforms.
This post by Ann Althouse on the anemic protester response to Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s budget plan – and it is an anemic response; it’s bad when you have to add a statue to your crowd in order to make your crowd look bigger – reminded me about Walker’s plan in the first place. I got told about this actually by Kevin Binversie, who runs | Read More »
Scott Walker makes Wisconsin a sanctuary state.
…For Illinois businesses, that is: the new Governor is doing everything that he can to encourage a mass corporate exodus to Wisconsin, short of actually calling out the local National Guard to provide covering fire for the refugee columns. This is less of an exaggeration than you might think: the official slogan that Governor Walker is using is “Escape to Wisconsin.” They’re kind of serious | Read More »
Meet Scott Walker (R CAND, WI-GOV).
Scott’s got a longer primary than most (September), so he was able to talk with Redstate for a bit on the race, the likely Democratic nominee (apparently, the White House cleared out primary opposition to this race, too), and why the Democratic governor of Wisconsin isn’t the Democratic nominee. His website is here. Moe Lane Crossposted to Moe Lane.