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.Never mind that stuff about right-to-work being a distraction.
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.
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.Republican leadership in Wisconsin made a smart move.
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.
I hope they learned from this.
No time like the present.