Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s 2011 legislation aimed at curbing the collective-bargaining rights of most public employees faces a state Supreme Court test of whether it infringes their rights to free association and free speech.
Tom Barrett and Kathleen Falk, Wisconsin governors-in-waiting who have never won statewide office, sat side by side in a crowded Madison ballroom trying to convince Democrats that their baggage won’t stop them from knocking off Republican Scott Walker in a June 5 recall.
Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett has had 18 months to ponder his 2010 loss to Wisconsin’s Republican Governor Scott Walker. In 27 days he’ll get a shot at redemption -- a rematch in the third recall vote of a state chief executive in U.S. history.
AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital With Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that JPMorgan Chase & Co.’s $2 billion trading loss shows that left unchecked, Wall Street will lead the U.S. economy “off a cliff, just like they tried to the last time.”