Politics & Policy

Walker: Layoff Notices Could Be Sent Next Week

From CBS News:

As public workers across Wisconsin continue into a second week of protests against Republican plans to roll back their benefits and bargaining rights, Republican Gov. Scott Walker is warning that state employees could receive layoff notices as early as next week if they don’t agree to the changes.  …

Walker has repeatedly said that as many as 1,500 workers could lose their jobs by July if his plan isn’t enacted. In a statement to the Associated Press today, the governor said notices of layoffs could go out next week, though he said they would not take effect immediately. He did not say which workers would be targeted. “Hopefully we don’t get to that point,” the governor said.

Katrina TrinkoKatrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...


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