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Corporate interests are taking aim at local government.

Koch-Fueled Playbook against Working Families Exposed by CMD

Right to Work legislation is basically a pay cut for workers: "Wages in RTW states are 3.1 percent lower than those in non-RTW states. . . . This translates into RTW being associated with $1,558 lower annual wages for a typical full-time, full-year worker."

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There is a "sucker punch" aspect of this entire episode, that has been used in the past, that makes it doubly despicable. The now dead open records issue was so completely outrageous and unexpected that it served its intended purpose – to draw attention away from the many other very contentious and controversial aspects of this budget. And that was exactly what Walker and the majority Republicans wanted to happen.

--Jay Heck, Common Cause in Wisconsin

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