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Saturday, February 26, 2011

Ind. Gov't. - More on "The Governor Who Cut His State Down to Size "

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, Steven Greenhouse of the NY Times has a story today headed "Indiana Informs Wisconsin’s Push." It begins:

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin and other officials who are pushing to eliminate or weaken collective bargaining by government employees say their goal is to save millions of dollars and increase government’s flexibility to run its operations.

The experience of a nearby state, Indiana, where Gov. Mitch Daniels eliminated bargaining for state employees six years ago, shows just how much is at stake, both for the government and for workers. His 2005 executive order has had a sweeping impact: no raises for state employees in some years, the elimination of seniority preferences and a far greater freedom to consolidate state operations or outsource them to private companies.

Evaluating the success of the policy depends on where you sit.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on February 26, 2011 06:14 PM
Posted to Indiana Government