On the day Right to Work legislation was formally introduced in Wisconsin, union members and supporters gathered in Milwaukee to protest the bill and what they claim is an attack on their rights. Media Trackers was there to video the interesting list of speakers.
Evening highlights from day 1 of Wisconsin’s Right to Work debate.
With the passage of Right to Work legislation in Wisconsin likely to occur in the next two weeks, Wisconsin liberals have resorted to claiming Republicans controlling the legislature are attempting to silence debate by passing the legislation too quickly. Unfortunately for Democrats they seem to have forgotten a massive spending bill they passed just six years ago, in less than two days, without a single opportunity for the public to speak.
Day 1 highlights of Wisconsin’s Right to Work debate.
With the University of Wisconsin system facing a $150 million cut in each of the next two years, much scrutiny has been placed on the operations of the UW system. While UW seems to believe there is little fat to trim, a Media Trackers analysis shows UW employees are making obscene salaries in comparison to others in government that have far more important jobs.
A 1990’s program developed and supported by current Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Ann Walsh Bradley was intended to reduce costs by allowing “non-violent offenders” off easy. But what the program actually did was enable some to get back on the streets to commit violent crimes, including multiple murders.
Gov. Scott Walker’s University of Wisconsin system budget cut has been met with outrage by UW officials and staff. But a Media Trackers review of the state’s largest university shows that millions could be saved by ending degree programs that few graduate from.
Media Trackers walked the route of the proposed Milwaukee streetcar, as well as several areas of the city that will not be near the proposed track, and found that those claiming the streetcar neglects low income areas may be correct.
The constitutionally of Wisconsin’s John Doe secrecy provisions came under scrutiny last fall when a federal appellate judge sharply criticized the rules. With changes to the John Doe process being promised by legislative leaders, the judge’s warning seems to justify changes to at least one part of the state’s unusual law.
It may have the nation’s fourth-highest per-pupil spending, but according to a recent study by the Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty (WILL), Wisconsin’s largest school district appears to be spending massive amounts of taxpayer money on hoarding vacant and underutilized real estate instead of educating children. According to the WILL report, which was released […]