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What's going on in Wisconsin??

i've been out of the news-loop for more than a week due to personal/family issues, and i need someone to catch me up, in a nutshell, please?


Asked by dullscissors at 2:12 PM on Feb. 22, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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  • There's a bill on the table that would limit (not remove) collective bargaining rights for state employees. Any pay raise over 1.8 percent would have to go to a vote, and they would have to increase the amount they were contributing to their health care /pensions. The unions had a panic attack, went into full protest mode, and a bunch of teachers called in sick leading to the closing of some schools. Thursday and Friday.

    A bunch of Democrats fled the state to avoid voting on the bill, which will likely pass if it comes to a vote, but they can't hold a vote without a certain number of legislators present.

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:20 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • Public Unions are protesting the Gov of Wisconsin's Bill.  This Bill....  Basically a Bill that removes the power to collectively bargain from the UNIONS and gives the power to the VOTERS of each local district..  

     I have said many times before~"Government collective bargaining means voters do not have the final say on public policy."  I say let the voters if respective municipalities if public sector unions deserve a raise.

    NOW, many are protesting~ primarily teachers...  Who are getting FAKE Dr. notes to avoid their ILLEGAL protest...  Wisconsin Officials are looking into Dr's who endorsed these excuses...  Funny, if a student turned in a FAKE excuse for missing school they would be punished... These teachers?  Free pass...  What horrible role models they are.


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 2:24 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • one would think. I'm not sure what happened with it yet today. I was reading about the New Zealand earthquakes and the pirates.

    Answer by lovinangels at 2:24 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • Unions wanting to keep the same level of benefits without contribution ~ we have to do in the private sector, why not the public sector?

    Answer by tasches at 2:57 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • isn't that illegal in some way, to shirk your duty as a legislator..i mean, i've got a warrant for arrest if i didn't show up for jury duty, right? what's the difference?


    Comment by dullscissors (original poster) at 2:22 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • one's interested in tit-for-tat..i just wanted clarification.
    thank you, ladies!

    Comment by dullscissors (original poster) at 2:28 PM on Feb. 22, 2011

  • The Republicans do that as well

    Answer by Anonymous at 2:24 PM on Feb. 22, 2011