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-- union battles are heating up again next door in Wisconsin where the fight is back to square one mistake -- throwing out a controversy a lot.
Curbing public workers' collective bargaining rights reforms as you remember put in place by governor Scott Walker that led to the unsuccessful recall election there but.
The State's attorney general today seeking to -- the ruling on hold in preparation for an appeal bottom line.
Wisconsin is in a state of confusion with more Wisconsin lieutenant governor Rebecca -- -- Lieutenant governor thanks for coming on the show tonight what do you make of this.
Well good evening.
Actually what we make of this isn't very irresponsible decision made by Ed Dane County judge the most liberal count me in Wisconsin and we're sad that the one judge decided that it was his duty till legislate from the -- -- -- -- -- for schools now I mean in the short term at least.
Well that's the problem here are attorney general today asked far -- stay in this case -- at the same time.
Appealed to the fourth district Court of Appeals.
But for school districts and counties and municipalities.
This some moment for pause and deep concern because obviously -- like a little stability they'd like a little predictability.
And that's exactly what these -- ten reforms had given our schools than our municipalities and our -- an opportunity.
This -- money.
And reform their budgets so that they had -- good deal of sustainability.
And they also were able to say give taxpayers the services.
That they demand.
Well there's a broader impact possibly to announce to the economy of the state what do you expect that to -- Well we're optimistic about our economy in Wisconsin in fact this -- be the week that we're talking about our big budget priorities because.
Were starting to get to work on our top priorities and one of those is job creation helping our private sector create jobs more government reform.
Education and then developing our workforce investing in our infrastructure doesn't -- things that we want to be talking about.
But what this done is is thrust more instability and more.
Into our job creators minds we can't have that right now and that's why -- stay it's important.
And that's why it's also important that a decision be handed down that reflects the tax payers will in Wisconsin.
-- let me know if -- -- taxpayers have voiced their opinion on this before and over and over again graves said that they want fiscal reform.
Wealth want fiscal reform but these recalls cost what thirteen point five million dollars.
It's been extremely expensive can you speak to that yeah.
It's so frustrating.
The voters of Wisconsin -- taxpayers the families are frustrated.
You know this is -- -- money that.
These special interest groups these union bosses largely from far outside of the state of Wisconsin.
Are tapping into an order to put on these recall elections and the voters of Wisconsin have -- spoken.
They've spoken on this issue over and over and over again and the issue I'm talking about is just plain old fiscal common sense and government reform.
It's what they voted for and fall of 2010 it's what they voted for in the recall elections of 2011.
And let's it's what they voted for again and the recall elections the governor and myself in 2012 what do we actually.
Where reelected by more votes in our recall election -- -- even gotten 2010.
The voters of Wisconsin are clear they want fiscal reform.
They don't want to live on the credit card anymore well a lot of people across the country feel that way lieutenant governor thanks for helping us out tonight.
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