But, that all said, it is great to see Oshkosh outperforming the state and the region. Nice work to our excellent teachers, parents, and administrators!
The State of Oaklawn in the eyes of a parent
The season of new city and county redistricting is upon us.
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State law, even if changed, cannot invalidate the new contract, so the new deal would solve a potential funding problem connected to Gov. Scott Walker's state budget repair bill if it passes and would provide a meaningful timetable to decide how Valley Transit operates in the future.
"I want people to understand this is about our transit system. This is not about jamming through a contract before the budget repair bill is passed. There seems to be a lot of that going on around the state," Hanna said. "We have millions of dollars
invested in this system. It would be irresponsible (to do nothing)."
I voted against SS AB 11, as did three other Republicans. Although the bill contained many important provisions, and I had no problem with Governor Walker’s reasonable request that public employees contribute more toward their healthcare and pensions, I felt the Governor’s decision to abolish collective bargaining in the public sector for subjects other than salaries went too far.
As many of you know, I have a long history of private-sector union membership. That experience does not mean I march in lockstep with unions on all issues at all times, but I do probably know more than most Republican members of the Assembly how important the right to collectively bargain is to employees. I explained this to my colleagues in caucus, and while they may not have agreed with me, they understood where I was coming from.
It's time now for Ellis to be the adult in this scenario (Walker's budget and cuts to schools). He should call for opening the Capitol. He should announce that he will oppose a budget repair bill that has been advanced with blatant disregard for legislative traditions and rules that Ellis has guarded so well and wisely over the years. Mike Ellis can be the senator we have always known him to be. He has the power, and we believe the responsibility, to step up and lead for Wisconsin.