Wisconsin Governor Seizes Chance To Take On Unions


Scott Walker has unleashed a storm of controversy just weeks into his term as Wisconsin’s governor.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It took Scott Walker only a few weeks to push the Capitol into political chaos.

The newly elected Republican governor of Wisconsin has set his sights on forcing public workers to pay more for benefits as he looks to balance the state’s budget — savings he needs to help cover the cost of tax cuts he demanded the day he took office.

Democrats, who are no longer in power, have likened Walker to a dictator, and demonstrators protesting a contentious Walker-backed labor bill have waived signs comparing him to ousted Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak. Even President Barack Obama has weighed in, calling the bill “an assault on unions.”

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