The Wisconsin legislature on Friday approved a “right-to-work” bill that will bar unions from requiring workers to join or pay union fees. The measure, which passed the state legislature by a 62-35 vote after an all-night debate, will now go to Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s desk for approval.
Labor advocates say the rule change is necessary to reduce anti-union intimidation by employers.
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, shifting his abortion stance ahead of his expected 2016 presidential bid, has for the first time said he would sign a ban on abortion after 20 weeks’ gestation and would support similar legislation at the federal level.
After months of delays and exercises in legislative futility, House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday finally allowed the passage of a “clean” funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security that would not block any of President Obama’s actions to temporarily protect some unauthorized immigrants from deportation.
To win over the middle, anti-choice leaders argued at CPAC, it’s more helpful to message around “incremental” abortion restrictions like 20-week bans or insurance coverage restrictions.
Sabo, a Los Angeles-based street artist and right-wing folk hero, had a thing or two to say about Islam, immigration, Ted Cruz, and art at the nation’s largest conservative gathering.
Both possible 2016 presidential contenders said changes to immigration law should focus less on family ties and more on economic factors.
Among this year’s attempts at conservative “humor”: Sean Hannity’s X-ray utero-vision, Ted Cruz’s quip about not beating his wife, and the guy from Duck Dynasty calling STIs “the revenge of the hippies.”
Even in front of this red-meat-friendly audience, references to abortion rights by presidential hopefuls were mostly passing and routine.
Republican Florida Gov. Rick Scott said he would take no action if the Affordable Care Act is gutted as the U.S. Supreme Court decision that could cut off access to affordable health care for millions looms.