Walker Walking the Walk
Via Ace of Spades:
The Kaukauna School District, in the Fox River Valley of Wisconsin near Appleton, has about 4,200 students and about 400 employees. It has struggled in recent times and this year faced a deficit of $400,000. But after the law went into effect, at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday, school officials put in place new policies they estimate will turn that $400,000 deficit into a $1.5 million surplus. And it’s all because of the very provisions that union leaders predicted would be disastrous.
It turns out the Wisconsin budget repair bill, which President Obama called an “assault on unions” is saving more than a few teachers from being laid off. If the bill had applied to the Milwaukee school district’s current collective bargaining agreement it would have saved at least 200 teacher’s jobs in that district alone.
Using seasonally adjusted data, the 12,900 private-sector jobs created in June marks the largest one-month gain in Wisconsin since September 2003. The state’s net new job gain for June is 9,500 jobs, more than half of the nation’s net gain of 18,000 jobs for the same month
Quick! We have to repeal Senate Bill 5 before these disasters are visited upon the state of Ohio as well!