Scott Walker Admits Union-Busting Provision "Doesn't Save Any" Money for the State of Wisconsin
Zaid Jilani, ThinkProgress: "Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform called Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) and Peter Shumlin (D-VT) to testify in a hearing titled 'State and Municipal Debt: Tough Choices Ahead.' Much of the hearing was spent probing Wisconsin's spate of anti-union restrictions it recently passed. At one point, Representative Dennis Kucinich (D-OH) confronted Walker about his crackdown on public employee unions. The congressman referenced a provision Walker signed into law that would require union members to vote every year to continue their membership. Kucinich asked the governor how much money the state would save from the provision. Walker repeatedly dodged the question and eventually admitted that it actually wouldn't save anything at all."
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