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Judge Blocks Wisconsin Anti-Union Law (Again)…Wisconsin will proceed regardless…

 

 

Wisconsin state Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R) and Gov. Scott Walker (R)

 

Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi has just blocked — again — Gov. Scott Walker’s (R-WI) new law curtailing public employee unions, after the state Republican leadership moved last Friday to circumvent her previous order that blocked the law on procedural grounds. But that’s not the end of the discussion, as it appears the state will continue to defy the order.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports:

“Further implementation of the act is enjoined,” said Dane County Judge Maryann Sumi.

She noted her original restraining order issued earlier this month was clear in saying that the state should not proceed with implementing the law. The Walker administration did so after the bill was published Friday by a state agency not included in Sumi’s earlier temporary restraining order.

“Apparently that language was either misunderstood or ignored, but what I said was the further implementation of Act 10 was enjoined. That is what I now want to make crystal clear,” she said.

But minutes later, outside the court room, Assistant Attorney General Steven Means said the legislation “absolutely” is still in effect.

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From Politicaldog101…

 

March 29, 2011 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Law, Media, Politics, The Economy, Updates | , , , | Leave a comment

Democratic Wisconsin State Senators will return to vote on Governor Walker’s Law….

Their hope with returning and the Governore’s union busting law passing is that the Wisconsin Governor has dug himself into a deep enough hole that he’ll hurt himself  and come up for recall…and that he will lit a fire under labor and Democrats at home and around the country…..

We’ll see….

The Wisconsin Governor can see he won this, eh?

Democratic Sen. Mark Miller said the Democrats intend to let the full Senate vote and potentially pass Gov. Scott Walker’s “budget-repair” bill, which would also limit public unions’ collective bargaining rights. The Democrats believe that the measure lacks voter support based on recent polls and that passage could hurt Republicans politically, Mr. Miller said.

He said the Democrats, who fled to Illinois on Feb. 17, also want to fight Mr. Walker’s recently announced two-year budget plan, which cuts spending by $4.2 billion, or 6.7%, including $1.25 billion less in state aid to schools and local governments.

“We are now looking at returning to the state capitol and requiring the senators to take a vote and have them declare who they’re with — the workers or the governor,” Mr. Miller said Sunday. He said he thinks recent polls have been “disastrous” for Mr. Walker and give Democrats more leverage to seek budget changes.

Chris Schrimpf, a spokesman for the governor, said, “If the governor made his decisions based on polling, he would still be in the general assembly. The voters elected people to make the difficult decisions to balance the budget and create an environment where 250,000 jobs can be created by the private sector.”

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From Politicaldog101….

March 6, 2011 Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Education, Government, Home, Law, Media, Men, Politics, Polls, The Economy, Travel, Updates | , , | Leave a comment

Scott Walker could sink the Republican’s in 2012….…

Yep….

I said that here in a post ….

And since Keith points out that don’t do enough ‘discussion’ pieces here…

Here’s one….

 

The Governor of Wisconsin …All by himself …..

Has put the Unionized workers of this country that they have a big bullseye on their back…

His rush to put the government unions out of business in his state started out as a budget thing…

But quickly moved to what the Governor and his GOP friends have smarted about since 2008….

Union support of Democrats….

Walker has been after unions since he was the Milwaukee Country Executive….

Where he fired the union providing security for the counties court system and brought in a non – union contractor…

That decision was recently overturned in court….

 

From the jump Walker has admitted that he doesn’t like unions…..

Good…

Because now he’s in a fight he didn’t think he’d have…

And EVERYBODY is watching….

 

Mitch Daniel’s the Governor of Indiana did almost the same thing Walker wants to do five years ago….

Without the noise…

So I guess he’s better at talking people’s benefits than Walker…

The only good thing about Daniels is …

Now that Walker has blown the lid off things …..

Daniel has no chance to make it to the White House….

 

Anyways back to the point here…

The galvanizing of support from the public….

In Wisconsin and around the country is a godsend for the Democrats..

Who watched with horror as the GOP sweep them out of office in the House last November….

 

Their base is coming alive…..

The question is…

Will they be able to carry the anger along for another 20 or so months into the 2012 elections?

From Politicaldog101….

 

March 5, 2011 Posted by | Blogs, Breaking News, Counterpoints, Editorial, Government, Law, Media, Men, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Polls, Projections, The Economy, Updates | , , , , , | Leave a comment