Site menu:

 

February 2017 Policy Study, Number 17-3

   

The Wisconsin Miracle: Governor Scott Walker and the Historic Act 10 Reform Measure

   

Endnotes

   

 

[1] Scott Walker and Marc Thiessen, Unintimidated: A Governor’s Story and a Nation’s Challenge, Sentinel, New York, 2013, p. 5.
[2] Ibid.
[3] Ibid., p. 6.
[4] Ibid.
[5] Kyle Peterson, “The spoils of the Republican state conquest,” The Wall Street Journal, December 9, 2016, <http://www.wsj.com/articles/the-spoils-of-the-republican-state-conquest-1481326770> accessed on January 30, 2017.
[6] Terry Branstad, “Gov. Branstad delivers the 2017 Condition of the State Address to the Iowa General Assembly,” Office of the Governor of Iowa, January 10, 2017, <https://governor.iowa.gov/2017/01/gov-branstad-delivers-the-2017-condition-of-the-state-address-to-the-iowa-general-assembly> accessed on February 1, 2017.
[7] William Petroski, “Branstad’s health coverage plans worry Iowa’s public employees,” The Des Moines Register, January 15, 2017, <http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/15/branstads-health-coverage-plans-worry-iowas-public-employees/96488458/> accessed on February 1, 2017.
[8] Ibid.
[9] Ibid.
[10] Jason Clayworth, “Iowa lawmakers may pay too little for state-provided health insurance,” The Des Moines Register, February 1, 2017, <http://www.desmoinesregister.com/story/news/investigations/2017/02/01/exclusive-iowa-lawmakers-may-pay-too-little-state-provided-health-insurance/97308664/> accessed on February 2, 2017.
[11] Ibid. See Iowa Code, Section 2.40, <https://www.legis.iowa.gov/docs/code/2.40.pdf> accessed on February 2, 2017.
[12] Ibid.
[13] Ibid.
[14] Ibid.
[15] Walker and Thiessen, p. 4.
[16] Scott Walker, “Foreword,” Rich States, Poor States: ALEC-Laffer State Economic Competitiveness Index, 9th edition, edited by Arthur B. Laffer, Stephen Moore, and Jonathan Williams, American Legislative Exchange Council, Washington, D.C., 2016, p. vi.
[17] Ibid.
[18] Walker and Thiessen, p. 42.
[19] Ibid.
[20] Ibid.
[21] Ibid., p. 43.
[22] Ibid.
[23] Ibid.
[24] Ibid., p. 45.
[25] Ibid., p. 43.
[26] Ibid., pp. 43-44.
[27] Ibid., p. 45.
[28] Ibid.
[29] Ibid., pp.49-50.
[30] Jason Stein and Patrick Marley, More Than They Bargained For: Scott Walker, Unions, and the Fight for Wisconsin, University of Wisconsin Press, Madison, Wisconsin, 2013, p. 10.
[31] Walker and Thiessen., p. 5.
[32] Ibid., pp.5-6.
[33] Ibid., p. 4.
[34] Ibid.
[35] Ibid., p. 5.
[36] Nick Novak, “Act 10 saves Wisconsin taxpayers more than $5 billion over 5 years, MacIver analysis finds,” MacIver Institute, The Free Market Voice of Wisconsin, February 25, 2016, <http://www.maciverinstitute.com/research/2016/02/act-10-saves-wisconsin-taxpayers-more-than-5-billion-over-5-years-maciver-analysis-finds/> accessed on January 31, 2017.
[37] Ibid.
[38] Ibid.
[39] Ibid.
[40] Ibid.
[41] Ibid.
[42] Ibid.
[43] Walker and Thiessen, p. 5.
[44] Barbara Biasi, “Unions, Salaries, and the Market for Teachers: Evidence from Wisconsin,” Stanford University, January 14, 2017, <http://web.stanford.edu/~bbiasi/jmp.pdf> accessed on January 31, 2017.
[45] Ibid., pp. 43-44.
[46] Editorial, “Scott Walker’s school bonus: Act 10 let schools pay better teachers more, and learning increased,” The Wall Street Journal, January 29, 2017, <https://www.wsj.com/articles/scott-walkers-school-bonus-1485735556> accessed on January 31, 2017.
[47] CJ Szafir, “Walker’s union reforms have helped, not hurt Wisconsinites,” National Review Online, April 22, 2016, <http://www.nationalreview.com/article/434401/scott-walkers-union-reforms-have-helped-wisconsin-clinton-sanders-are-wrong> accessed on January 31, 2017.
[48] CJ Szafir, Will Flanders, and Alexandra Hudson, “Undertold Stories of Act 10: How Superintendents Have Used Act 10 to Reform Public Schools,” Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, <http://www.will-law.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/Untold-Act-10-apple-cover-FINAL.pdf> accessed on January 31, 2017.
[49] Ibid., p. 5.
[50] Editorial, “Wisconsin’s Reform Lesson: Scott Walker’s union reform has yielded huge political benefits,” The Wall Street Journal, November 29, 2016, <https://www.wsj.com/articles/wisconsins-reform-lesson-1480465187> accessed on January 31, 2017.
[51] Ibid.
[52] Ibid.
[53] Christine Smith, “State of the State: Wisconsin,” American Legislative Exchange Council, Washington, D.C., January 12, 2017, <https://www.alec.org/article/state-of-the-state-wisconsin/> accessed on January 31, 2017.
[54] Ibid.
[55] Ibid.
[56] Chris Edwards, “Fiscal Report Card on America’s Governors 2016,” Cato Institute, October 5, 2016,
<https://www.cato.org/publications/white-paper/fiscal-policy-report-card-americas-governors-2016#full> accessed on January 31, 2017.
[57] Ibid.
[58] Novak.
[59] Walker and Thiessen., pp.239-240.
[60] Ibid., p. 240.
[61] Walker, Rich States, Poor States, p. vi.
[62] Ibid.
[63] Walker and Thiessen., p. 239.
[64] Ibid., p. 46.
[65] Heritage Foundation, “Government Unions 101: What Public Sector Unions Won’t Tell You,” Fact Sheet #79 on Labor, February 28, 2011, Heritage Foundation, <http://www.heritage.org/research/factsheets/2011/02/government-unions-101-what-public-sector-unions-wont-tell-you> accessed on February 1, 2017.
[66] Franklin D. Roosevelt, “Letter on the Resolution of Federation of Federal Employees Against Strikes in Federal Service,” August 16, 1937.Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project, <http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/ws/?pid=15445> accessed on February 7, 2017.
[67] Heritage Foundation, “Government Unions 101.”

 

   

 

Click here for pdf copy of this Policy Study

 

All of our publications are available for sponsorship.  Sponsoring a publication is an excellent way for you to show your support of our efforts to defend liberty and define the proper role of government.  For more information, please contact Public Interest Institute at Public.Interest.Institute@LimitedGovernment.org