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    Taxpayers Win Big in Wisconsin

    Last night the Wisconsin Supreme Court (finally) agreed that the legislature—not the courts—writes the laws. This is a huge victory for Wisconsin taxpayers. Collective bargaining powers give unions a monopoly on labor services provided to government. The voters’ elected representatives may not hire employees except on the terms the union … More

    Gov. Scott Walker Goes to Washington

    After standing off against union protesters in Wisconsin over collective bargaining rights, Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) came to Washington today to testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. His message? The reforms he is implementing in his state are necessary and “truly progressive.” Many Governors, Democrat and Republican alike, … More

    Morning Bell: Bravery and Common Sense Prevail in Wisconsin

    In what Reuters is calling “a confrontation with unions that could be the biggest since then President Ronald Reagan fired striking air traffic controllers nearly 30 years ago,” the Wisconsin Senate approved a scaled-down version of Governor Scott Walker’s (R) budget-repair bill last night that would rein in government union … More

    Walker's Next Smart Move: Expanding School Choice in Wisconsin

    Governor Scott Walker (R–WI) is in the news for suggesting an overhaul of public-sector collective bargaining, but in the midst of the controversy he has also offered a great proposal to expand school choice. Walker’s biennial budget proposes expanding school choice in Wisconsin, including charter schools and vouchers. Most significantly, … More

    NEW VIDEO: Collective Bargaining 101

    The fight to balance Wisconsin’s state budget intensified yesterday as Governor Scott Walker issued an ultimatum to Democratic Senators who have refused to return to the capital to vote on the budget repair bill. The ultimatum comes as Wisconsin approaches a crucial deadline to restructure its debt. But while the … More

    Why the Unions Are Really Protesting

    In the name of balancing his state’s budget, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) has taken a strong stand against union bargaining privileges, braving weeks of protest and relying on the Republican majority in the state legislature to eventually override the 14 Democratic state senators who retreated to Illinois to dodge … More

    VIDEO: State Budget Battle Showdowns

    Wisconsin. Ohio. Michigan. New Jersey. New York. Budget-battle showdowns are coming soon to a statehouse near you. Gov. Scott Walker (R-WI) has provoked the ire of labor union leaders in Wisconsin, but he’s not alone. Governors across America are confronting budget shortfalls — and looking to public employees to help … More

    Coolidge, Reagan, and Now Walker

    As Americans watch Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker stand firm against union demands, we should pause to remember two former governors who also resisted riotous protestors: Calvin Coolidge and Ronald Reagan. As Massachusetts governor in 1919, Calvin Coolidge resisted the unionization of police officers. As soon as police officers began protesting … More

    Morning Bell: Gov. Scott Walker Sits Down With Heritage and Answers the Tough Questions

    MADISON, Wis. — Teachers’ unions and representatives of every liberal interest group in the country may have taken over the streets of Madison for demonstrations, marches and speeches, but inside the Wisconsin governor’s mansion its chief tenant remains calm and resolute. The Badger State’s budget will be balanced, Gov. Scott … More

    VIDEO: Myths vs. Facts of the Wisconsin Union Protest

    MADISON, Wis. — The fight in Wisconsin’s capital is marked by a fundamental disagreement over Gov. Scott Walker’s budget proposal. Protesters claim it’s a blatant assault on labor unions, while the governor’s supporters say it’s about government spending, plain and simple. The Heritage Foundation sent a team to Wisconsin to … More