Anti-union Republicans seize their moment

By Melissa Maynard, Stateline Staff Writer As legislatures wrap up their work for 2011, Stateline this week examines the year’s major political, fiscal and policy developments. When Wisconsin’s polls closed in November and it became clear that a new Republican governor and legislature had taken complete control of a state long dominated by Democrats, it was clear to everyone that major changes for the public workforce lay ahead. The new governor, Scott Walker, made no secret in his campaign about his plans to battle the state’s powerful labor unions head on. Walker said he would challenge not just pensions and health benefits but the ability of unions to influence the state’s way of doing business. Full Story: http://www.stateline.org/live/details/story?contentId=581971

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Anti-union Republicans seize their moment