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updated 7:16 PM UTC, Sep 22, 2017

Walker: New Union Limits Promote "Healthy Competition"

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

Governor Scott Walker says Wisconsin's latest union limits will promote "healthy competition between contractors."

The Republican Walker went to a construction material supplier in De Pere Monday, to sign a bill that bars contractors for public projects from having to follow union labor agreements. Walker says the new law will ensure "neutrality" toward unions by local governments, and contractors that are chosen for public projects will have to show "excellent service" and "good value" -- but Democrats disagree, saying it could result in lower paid employees with fewer incentives to do high quality work. Walker also went to Burlington to sign the law which makes it easier for parents to possess the marijuana derivative C-B-D that treats childhood seizures. The governor made it clear that he's not open to further legalizing pot related products in the state.

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