Monthly Archives: February 2011

What Others Are Saying About Walker’s Plan

Several national news sources have weighed in on Governor Scott Walker’s plan to radically change the way the state treats its workers. Follow the links below for more information: The Chronicle of Higher Education Inside Higher Education The New York…

Massive Changes for Public Workers

Governor Scott Walker announced massive changes for state workers today in an effort to meet a $137 million budget shortfall this fiscal year and a projected $3.2 billion gap for the 2011-13 biennium. Walker’s plan cuts benefits and eliminates the…

Governor Looks to Offer Budget Adjustment Bill

Governor Scott Walker is expected to meet today with Republican legislators to discuss a budget adjustment bill. Many believe that Walker will use the adjustment bill to significantly alter collective bargaining rules for public employees in Wisconsin. Walker has repeatedly…

State Budget 101 Today

State Budget 101 will be held today, Thursday, February 10 at 4 pm in the Wisconsin Idea Room in the Education Building. The forum is open to the public, and refreshments will be served. The roundtable will feature several experts…

State of the State Update

Despite the blizzard warnings, Governor Walker delivered his State of the State address Tuesday evening. As expected, the speech was largely devoid of specifics. He did, however, take the opportunity to call for state employees to contribute more to their…

State of the State Tonight

Governor Scott Walker will deliver his State of the State address at 7 pm this evening. It will be broadcast live on public radio and television, with a live webstream on wpr.org. While Walker’s address is expected to be light…