Friday, March 11, 2011

Hero of the Day: Governor Walker Saves 1500 Union Jobs

Somehow I suspect he won't be receiving congratulations and thanks for his actions.
Gov. Scott Walker on Friday directed two state agencies to rescind layoff notices because the Legislature passed the budget-repair bill.

Walker sent his directive to the state Department of Administration and the office of State Employment Relations.

Walker issued this statement: "The Legislature helped us save 1,500 middle-class jobs by moving forward this week with the budget repair. The state will now be able to realize $30 million in savings to balance the budget and allow 1,500 state employees to keep their jobs. The reforms contained in this legislation, which require modest health care and pension contributions from all public employees, will help put Wisconsin on a path to fiscal sustainability.
Jim Geraghty snarks:
Walker, Wisc. GOP save or create 1500 jobs

1 comment:

Rose said...

Too bad! 1500 fewer Union jobs - 15,000 few union jobs - what's the down side to THAT???