In fact, they exceeded the minimum amount of signatures required by almost 400,000. Now, pending approval by the Wisconsin Government Accountability Board tomorrow (a formality), the recall will be finalized and put into motion. The primaries for recall candidates will be held May 8th of this year, and the general is scheduled for June 5th.
According to governor Scott Walker and* Senator Glenn Grothman:
“You could argue that money is more important for men. I think a guy in their first job, maybe because they expect to be a breadwinner someday, may be a little more money-conscious. To attribute everything to a so-called bias in the workplace is just not true.”
“today almost anybody is a protected class.” As a result, he says, many companies are forced to pay fired employees to go away.
*Edit - Sorry guys, I was distracted by the Senator quoting Ann Coulter as a reliable source regarding income disparity and misquoted the article.
Wisconsin Judge Juan Colas ruled that Governor Scott Walker’s (R-WI) law eliminating collective bargaining rights for public-sector unions was unconstitutional under both the Wisconsin and United States constitutions. The law, which does not save the state any money but crushes the political and economic influence of unions, has been in effect for roughly one year. It is unclear, per ABC’s reporting, whether union restrictions will be suspended immediately pending a likely Walker appeal.
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If you weren’t convinced Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is heinous by that time he tried to strip teachers, firefighters, social workers, and other government employees of their collective bargaining rights, this should do it: Now he’s fighting to make it so gay people can’t visit their partners in the hospital.
Walker wants the state to stop defending its domestic partner registry on the grounds that it isn’t constitutional. Some background from the Associated Press:
Members of the conservative group Wisconsin Family Action filed a lawsuit last summer arguing the registry violates the state’s constitutional ban on gay marriage. Former Gov. Jim Doyle, a Democrat who proposed the registry as a means of granting same-sex couples more legal rights, chose to defend the measure and had filed a motion asking Dane County Circuit Judge Daniel Moeser for summary judgment upholding it. Walker, a Republican, inherited the case from Doyle when he took office in January.
Last week Walker filed legal documents saying the registry shouldn’t be defended because it mimics marriage, and is thus unconstitutional. The list, which included about 1,330 couples at the end of 2009, allows same-sex couples the right to visit each other in hospitals, make end-of-life decisions, and inherit each other’s property — just like married couples! (Minus a slew of other rights.)
Thankfully, the gay rights group Fair Wisconsin has stepped in and pledged to defend the registry, even if the state won’t. Still, Walker has definitely sent a message. He’s such a passionate conservative that he’ll make gay people suffer even more during the most horrible time in their lives, because that’s what limited government is really all about.