Protestors staged a march in Madison this weekend, one year after the radical anti-union bill was passed, and the GAO ruled the recall of the governor and 4 Republican senators can proceed. Even more bad news, the Governor set up "The Scott Walker Trust" to pay for defense lawyers to help him in the John Doe investigation (Mar. 12, 2012).
Grab your calendar and circle the date of Tuesday, June 5, 2012.
That's the likely date that Gov. Scott Walker and five other union-busting radical Republicans will stand for recall in Wisconsin.
Dane County Circuit Judge Richard Niess approved an agreement today that schedules any required primaries for May 8 with a general election set for June 5.
Four Republican state senators definitely face recall elections. The Government Accountability Board, which runs elections in Wisconsin, has until March 30, to review signatures on recall petitions against Walker and Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch.
It appears nearly certain that both Walker and Kleefisch will stand for recall since they haven't challenged the more than 1.7 million signatures submitted, and it takes 540,208 signatures to trigger each of their recalls.
The recalls were motivated by anger over Walker's proposal that was passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature last year that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers.
Maybe it's just as well Walker find another job. On Monday, he told conservative radio host Charlie Sykes that his wife "would love it if I'd go back to the private sector and make some real money" as opposed to his current $144,423 salary."
Walker makes three times the average salary of a public school teacher in the Badger State. Didn't his union-busting law take money out of the pockets of those teachers?