Friday, February 20, 2015

Wisconsin Right-To-Work

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is on the record saying that right-to-work legislation would be a "distraction" for him.

“As I said before the election and have said repeatedly over the last few years, I just think right-to-work legislation right now ... would be a distraction from the work that we're trying to do,” Walker said.

Republicans who favor right-to-work legislation say it helps states grow economically. But Walker said that states with right-to-work laws have other policies that factor into economic growth, like lower taxes and more favorable regulatory climates.
Never mind that stuff about right-to-work being a distraction.

From AP, via ABC News:

Republican Gov. Scott Walker, a likely 2016 presidential candidate, announced Friday that he supports a surprise move by legislative leaders to quickly vote next week on a bill that would make Wisconsin a right-to-work state.

Walker had been urging Republicans who control Wisconsin's Legislature to hold off on the issue, saying it would distract from his agenda. But after a series of private meetings with lawmakers, followed by an announcement that the bill would be debated next week, Walker's spokeswoman said Friday that he would sign it.
Republican leadership in Wisconsin made a smart move.

I hope they learned from this.

No time like the present.


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