If writing the book taught me anything, it was finally understanding the chronology of Act 10. How it was introduced. How the concept was stealth until it was in the legislature.
I know our governor has publicly proclaimed he wants a little peace, love, and understanding for our state. I also know he’s freaking just a little bit over the lack of jobs creation.
Check the calendar. It’s that time of year. And here’s a prediction I haven’t seen anyone else make: We’re going to be looking at right to work.
Especially since he said we would not. Especially since there seems to be jackpooey on the legislative calendar. Especially since he wants the mining bill put through.
That only happens if Scott Walker and his Republican allies in both the Assembly and the Senate finish what they started.
I visit with a number of different people to find content for this blog. One of them had some particularly clever insights for me today. He’d expect a rewrite of the workman’s compensation laws through this next budget. He also said it would be helpful if Walker followed through on his plan to remove duplicate organizations and laws. His example was that equal rights was entirely duplicated by EEOC and thus the laws and those tied to the administration of equal rights could go without any change to the outcome.
Streamlining the laws of employment will help with the Governor’s jobs goal.
We should start hearing about Walker’s State of the State address soon, it’s scheduled for Tuesday, January 15th at 7:00 p.m. There were nuances in the 2011 version that predicted the legislative changes for Act 10 and the subsequent budget Act 32. (Read the book!) I suspect we should be listening very carefully.