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When cops and firefighters in Wisconsin sided with other public employees against Scott Walker

John Nichols of The Nation explains the failure of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s effort to gain support from public-safety employees for his anti-union agenda.

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  1. It seems not all of the police and firefighter unions think Walker is evil.

    http://www.dailykos.com/story/2012/04/02/1080032/-Scott-Walker-Gets-Endorsement-From-2-Unions-WTF-

  2. Maybe it is because they like to hear news like this:

    http://www.wisgov.state.wi.us/Default.aspx?Page=b082dd38-bbf9-4f15-93c9-84658e793015

    oday Governor Walker announced that statewide property taxes for the typical homeowner have gone down for the first time in 12 years. The tax bill for the median value home is $39 per homeowner lower than originally estimated by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau when the 2011-2013 budget was passed.

    “Our reforms have reversed a decade of property tax increases from previous administrations,” said Governor Walker. “For the first time in over ten years, the average property taxpayer will have more money in his or her pocket than the year before.”

    Since 1998, property taxes paid by homeowners have risen 43 percent. This year property taxes paid by the typical homeowner went down .4 percent. Without the Governor’s reforms the average homeowner would have paid an additional $700 over the biennium.

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