Wisconsin Secretary of State Delays Publishing New Law So Unions Can Wring Some More Out of the Taxpayers


Wisconsin’s Secretary of State, Doug LaFollette, is delaying publishing the new bill signed into law by Governor Scott Walker so that the unions can wring as much out of the taxpayers as possible before their collective bargaining privileges are curtailed. What a cheap trick.

The AP reported:

School boards and local governments across Wisconsin are rushing to reach agreements with unions before a new law takes effect that will remove their ability to collectively bargain over nearly all issues other than minimal salary increases.

Secretary of State Doug La Follette said Monday he decided to delay publication of the law until the latest day possible, March 25, to give those local governments as much time as possible to reach agreements. The law doesn’t take effect until the day after La Follette publishes it.


The Wisconsin Association of School Boards is telling districts to be cautious about approving contracts that will make it more difficult for them to handle the cuts in aid Walker is seeking. The association had estimated earlier this month that up to a fourth of the state’s 424 districts have approved new contract extensions since Walker unveiled the bill on Feb. 11.

Watch them go and ram through contracts that will put even more public employees out of work, and cut services to the people of Wisconsin.