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Wis. Gov. Scott Walker wants to do more than balance the budget

Philip Case

February 27, 2011

I am usually not one to cry conspiracy. Occasionally, however, there are so many coincidences that even I can be driven to a Glenn Beck-inspired mental meltdown, wherein I scribble random names and lines on a chalkboard until things start making sense. Researching the budget package proposed by Wis. Gov. Sco...

Gov. Scott Walker’s unwillingness to negotiate sets a dangerous precedent

Philip Case

February 22, 2011

As I'm sure most of you have heard by now, there is a bit of an uproar in Wisconsin regarding Gov. Scott Walker's proposed budget package, which includes a provision that would strip many state workers of their collective bargaining rights. Putting aside my biases as a son of a high school teacher, ...