Tag Archive | "collective bargaining"

Walker’s book is bluntly revealing


With a Nov. 19 release date, in time for Christmas and the next presidential election, “Unintimidated” is a work of unapologetic self-promotion. Walker lays claims to his status as a national leader and a politician of extraordinary courage — both undeniably true.

Jailers get downgraded, fight back


By Bill Lueders
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
One day last October, Sgt. Louise Hackel of the Clark County Sheriff’s Department was summoned to deal with an emergency.
A distraught woman at the central Wisconsin county’s Community Services office was being involuntarily committed for mental health reasons. Hackel, one of four jail workers who arrived on the scene, [...]

Colas’ ruling draws outraged responses


A Dane County judge who struck down parts of the state’s law gutting collective bargaining for some public workers has drawn a spate of letters and phone messages expressing outrage.

Role of cash is not absolute


When it comes to thinking and writing and money and politics, the public and press often take too simplistic a view.

Walker’s budget bill legal fees could hit $850K


By Bill Lueders
Wisconsin Center for Investigative Journalism
Gov. Scott Walker’s decision to drop “the bomb” in February 2011 is continuing to prove lucrative for one party: The private law firm hired by the governor to deal with the fallout.
That arrangement is now worth up to $850,000 in taxpayer dollars for Michael Best & Friedrich, hired [...]

Open to business


You don’t have to be a campaign donor or corporate executive to get an audience with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker. But it doesn’t hurt. The third installment in a three-part series.

‘I want the choir to sing’


Walker’s official calendars from his first 13 months in office chronicle these and scores more hours he spent building credentials with conservatives in Wisconsin and across the nation. The second installment in a three-part series.

Walker’s official work time declines as national fame grows


Last year, Gov. Scott Walker crisscrossed the nation, breaking fundraising records and netting about half his donations from out of state. But his calendars show the consequences of fame and fundraising. The first in a three-part series.

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