By Tom Steward | Watchdog Minnesota Bureau
MINNEAPOLIS — When the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals recently put Minnesota’s child care provider union election on hold, it appeared thousands of small business owners might get a breather from the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees’ eight-year organizing campaign.Read More →
It was a week riddled with monumental Supreme Court decisions, IRS goofs and partisan coal battles. This is your Week-in-Review:
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By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – After two long years of legal limbo, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has agreed to take up the constitutionality of the state’s controversial Act 10, the law led by Gov. Scott Walker that gutted collective bargaining for most Badger State public employees.
One constitutional expert who has urged the court [...]
By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — Does Virginia still need a babysitter to make sure it doesn’t discriminate against minorities in its voting process?
As the commonwealth’s primary season ends and campaigns ramp up for statewide races in November, that’s up to the U.S. Supreme Court to decide.Read More →
By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – When the co-chair of the Legislature’s powerful Joint Committee on Finance says it might be best if you stepped down, you know you and your agency are in for a long, hard day.
“I can’t believe Kevin Reilly is still there,” Sen. Alberta Darling, R-River Hills said of the [...]