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Excessive Public Pensions Are Bankrupting Many States

July 13, 2012
Allan C. Brownfeld, Fitzgerald Griffin Foundation

In June, Wisconsin voters soundly defeated the effort by labor unions and others to recall Governor Scott Walker. Governor Walker had not committed a crime or other indiscretion. He was threatened with recall simply because he had implemented the policies he promised he would during his campaign.

In February 2011, Walker announced his plan to do the following:

  • limit the subjects covered by collective bargaining for public employees
  • compel public employees to contribute more to their health care and pension plans
  • stop the government from collecting dues automatically on unions’ behalf
  • require public employees’ unions to hold annual certification elections.

Once in office, he effectively implemented these policies.

And now… the rest of the story. …..

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