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One week from today that's when Wisconsin judge Maryann assuming you will hold a key hearing on whether -- -- -- controversial law limiting.
Public union bargaining was voted on legally.
Should put the plan on home last week -- Nancy exclusively.
Is a man behind it contented lot but I think governor Scott Walker something to be with you sir.
Sir what do you make of the judge's ruling.
Lot not a lawyer but from the lawyers I talked to it's pretty clear that the law is on our side the side of the law makers -- move this forward.
And I think even later today the Court of Appeals may very well -- take a closer look at this because the court the supreme -- actually -- That the publication -- a piece of legislation signed the law I cannot be detained under the -- pretty clear on that and -- pretty clear on the special session.
And -- -- -- it's not if it's win this law will be implemented.
Because I think it's just a matter of time.
Does judge -- and I love her name by the way I've got to judge named -- is a terrific project does does she have any history.
In in deciding cases at all similar to what she's decided here.
Now this is really fairly unprecedented again I wasn't in the courtroom but the attorneys told us that the president.
I was clearly on the side the legislature's actions they took.
They were unaccounted the president but there was none offered by the opposing side they suggested it was pretty clear.
She had pre determined coming into that hearing that there was a need to have a temporary restraining order.
That under law that's a pretty minimal.
Standard and so that's a temporary issue I think when she hears the evidence it's going to be pretty clear that the law is on the side of the lawmakers.
In the end the law that I -- The bill I signed the law will become the law.
Which is good it's good for the middle class it will protect middle class jobs and middle class taxpayers because the reforms that we've now passed through the state it was students.
Governor -- interrogators states seem to think that you know this is not an Erin Brockovich moment where it's -- It at a public sector union up against some evil bosses it's really the public sector union against the taxpayers.
Are you seeing any sense that the public sector unions in your state.
Are growing more resigned to possibly losing this battle.
No I think they've stepped it up and they brought folks in from outside of the state of Wisconsin.
We've seen millions of dollars go up on the airwaves -- the last couple weeks here Wisconsin it.
They're fighting back -- this is ground zero.
I said all along the protesters -- you you see on the screen now certainly every right to be heard.
But I said their voices -- that over power the millions of taxpayers and our state that again today the Associated Press went through the more than a 150000.
That we haven't found the majority of them as I said.
For people who support our reforms who support a reasonable measures.
They may be bold politically.
But they are modest measures in terms -- asking for a little bit of -- contribution for pension is a little bit for health care much less than what middle class taxpayers are being outside of Everett.
And even much less than the federal government employees in the state to the federal government employees pay about 28%.
Of their health insurance premiums on average were asking for half of that.
The federal government employees don't have collective bargaining other Postal Service.
For wages and -- benefits so what we're giving is actually more generous I'm just waiting to see the protesters outside the White House when they figure that out.
By the way I'm sure you saw what -- Providence, Rhode Island where they.
Virtually fired every every teacher in order to clear the books and and start fresh with new rules about -- about how -- paid.
Is it conceivable that if the judge's decision sticks you might have to do the same in Wisconsin.
Well again here we tried to avoid.
Jobs be lost in the state.
And that's -- this measure did we believe ultimately the law will stand even it's not for this court.
Ultimately the courts I think we'll abide by the law they won't make up new laws because the laws clearly.
On the side of the legislature and acting on this appropriately the law itself is clearly constitutional.
That's just a matter of implement but -- said to avoid the massive layoffs we've seen in states all across the country.
-- 45 states roughly have massive deficits.
Those other states they're cutting aid to schools and local governments and that's ultimately pushing off jobs and and higher taxes we're not gonna do that -- stats we're gonna stand up -- the middle class.
Governor what do you make of the president commenting on the situation in your state in the White House essentially supporting.
Union backers in your state.
Well they poured millions of dollars in here they do this is a political fight because when push comes to show up but they really want to do is get their hands on those union dues.
Up until now they've been automatically give workers the right to choose the right to choose whether they wanna be -- part of union no longer have their -- automatically -- -- paycheck.
It from any of these employees that means up to a thousand dollars will no longer have to pay.
And instead can use it to offset their health care in the pension costs that's a good deal for workers have you talked to teachers who have expressed interest in in having this choice that they don't now have.
Absolutely this is a good deal if you're a good teacher good public employee this is good not only because you don't have to pay those union dues anymore.
It's good because in schools -- local governments all across the state hiring and firing decisions we made based on performance based on merit not based on seniority and union contract.
But our our teachers if I could just be specific -- governor our teachers breaking with the union with their own union on this on this issue.
Why I think individuals are I still think the union -- -- speaks out -- people we -- the -- in contact -- -- over the past -- a lot of -- feel intimidated.
By what what's happening but in the end they wanna do what they do best and that's teach our children do a great job that they wanted to -- we respect them but they should have the right to choose.
Governor what happened with this prank phone call between Ian Murphy -- -- the editor of the buffalo -- posing as the billionaire David Coke and saying essentially.
That he was talking to you and that -- -- said essentially.
The allegation here is that you said he may plant troublemakers within the union.
And the protests -- ranks as this churn out.
Now now the person who calls it happens to be released the -- alleged to be happens to be an employer in the state of Wisconsin.
What we talked to many employers big and small never between we eventually took this call after several attempts to -- us.
But the acquisition was made by the caller suggesting that there should be educators put in the crowd we say -- that was it was not an option for us that's not something we want it.
He was in good ethically and it wasn't good politically and now obviously we did that push for that but others it suggests that from outside of my -- outside -- my circle.
But in the end we said that was not the right thing to do unfortunately.
We've seen what appears to be a lot of agitators coming in from outside of our state.
Particular the last couple weeks trying to.
Bring things up to an intense level but in the end I think the people Wisconsin both those foreign against the bill have been civil and impassioned debate -- civil.
And that's -- right -- for things to procedure.
Wisconsin governor Scott Walker and a Fox Business exclusive it must be nice not to be on the front pages anymore and that's about it other stories of -- your own right on the front page for jobs that we've got to create more jobs -- to be on the front page -- in the back for that matter we're gonna do in the future good luck governor thank you very much.
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