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They just passed an amendment for the state budget that would repeal prevailing wage for local governments and schools, but not for state projects. This is a great step in the right direction.
I’ll take it!
This is big for local governments!
I agree. Huge for cities, villages, counties, and school districts!
Now if we can put the road builders and medical assistance on a “diet” we’ll really be doing well.
Our local school districts have been doing a great job cutting spending/reducing taxes.
I really want to see someone have a backbone on holding the line on spending for medicare/medicaid/seniorcare/badgercare and not keep shoveling in money like its going out of style.
If local units of government can find ways to keep their healthcare costs flat, no reason that we shouldn’t be able to do the same with medical assistance. If more people need coverage, than adjust the benefit levels so you can afford to cover more people with the budget you have.
There are a number of vested insiders that also need to be put on a diet before education gets cut
As long as state sponsored pension funds exist with six digit bonuses going to those who manage them (124 out of 125 received the bonuses) we will never get ahead. This is feel good reform that will led to the abuse of other labor laws that haven’t been adjusted to follow suit. I fear this will also alienate some who typically vote conservative. It could be perceived as another attack on union labor.