GOP rams Koch bill through WI Senate!

News Updates from Citizens For Legitimate Government
09 Mar 2011
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GOP rams anti-union bill through Wis. Senate –End run around Democratic senators who left state to prevent passage 09 Mar 2011 Republicans pushed a provision stripping public employees of their collective bargaining rights through the state Senate Wednesday evening after finding a way to bypass the chamber’s missing Democrats. Republican senators separated the provision from Gov. Scott Walker’s controversial budget bill, removing the requirement that 20 senators be present for a vote on the anti-union measure. The vote in the Senate was 18-1. No Democrats were present.

Wis. GOP Strips Public Workers’ Bargaining Rights –Wis. Republicans vote to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers 09 Mar 2011 Republicans in the Wisconsin Senate voted Wednesday night to strip nearly all collective bargaining rights from public workers after discovering a way to bypass the chamber’s missing Democrats. All 14 Senate Democrats fled to Illinois nearly three weeks ago, preventing the chamber from having enough members present to consider Gov. Scott Walker’s so-called “budget repair bill” — a proposal introduced to plug a $137 million budget shortfall destroy unions and obliterate the middle class.

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