Supreme Court ruling affects cops and firefighters, but not other Wisconsin public workers

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A Wednesday ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court hammers many public employee unions across the country but has a limited effect in Wisconsin, where Act 10 had already greatly diminished union powers. Only Wisconsin police officers and firefighters will be newly affected by this week’s ruling. > Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Foxconn, Act 10 get negative reaction in latest Marquette poll

On top of questions about Wisconsin’s races for governor and U.S. Senate, the most recent Marquette University Law School poll also took another reading of public opinion on two of Gov. Scott Walker’s signature issues: Foxconn and Act 10. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Despite promises of Wisconsin Dems, is Walker’s Act 10 here to stay?

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel’s conservative columnist Christian Schneider writes: “In pledging to overturn Walker’s signature law that cut into public union’s power, Democrats are selling primary voters a product they can’t produce.”

Who moved my teachers?

Wisconsin teachers now earn less total compensation than seven years ago, thanks to cuts in benefits. They face larger classes and less job security, and in some districts have been asked to teach extra sections. As a result, fewer people are applying to teacher education programs. Is the rest of America next? > Mother Jones

Governor candidate Mitchell didn’t fight Walker’s Act 10 right away

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Mahlon Mitchell, president of the state firefighters union, was a prominent figure in the Madison protests that accompanied Gov. Scott Walker’s Act 10 legislation, leading firefighters in and around the Capitol. But protest wasn’t Mitchell’s first reaction to Walker’s proposal. Politifact Wisconsin checks the history.

Screnock says he wouldn’t hear cases about legislative maps

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Wisconsin Supreme Court candidate Michael Screnock says if elected, he would not hear any cases involving legislative maps that his former law firm helped draft. But if the court took up cases on Act 10, he’d have to see the details before deciding whether to recuse himself. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Could the Resistance buoy Trump in the same way Madison protests helped Walker?

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In reflecting on the angry chaos that erupted amid Walker’s Act 10 budget proposal and continued through the attempt to recall him in 2012, state Senator and Tammy Baldwin challenger Leah Vukmir thinks history suggests the efforts of Trump’s detractors may ultimately end up backfiring. > Washington Examiner