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Mike Huebsch

Jul 7, 2022

Wisconsin court sides with former PSC member in Cardinal-Hickory line dispute

The Wisconsin Supreme Court's conservative majority on Thursday sided with a former member of the state Public Service Commission who did not want to testify in court about his personal relationships with utility companies building a new power line that he had voted to approve.

Aug 5, 2020

Opponents of utility projects allege bias by ex-regulator

A former state regulator applied to become CEO of one of Wisconsin's largest utility companies just months after voting to approve two of its projects, prompting opponents of the plans to accuse him of bias.

Apr 20, 2012

Walker reinstated DOJ bonuses despite shortfall

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker quietly reinstated a program to give merit raises and bonuses to some state workers even as he preached cost-cutting and pushed through a law reducing most public workers' pay and eliminating their union rights.

May 5, 2011

Prosecutors reject furloughs, layoffs possible (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin district attorneys are bracing for a state-mandated work reduction for their assistant prosecutors, with some saying the “idiotic” move could mean crippling delays across the state’s criminal justice system. The state Department of Administration warned hundreds of assistant district attorneys that a 20 percent wo[...]

Mar 31, 2011

Governor halts plans to implement union law

By SCOTT BAUER and 
TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Thursday did what thousands of pro-union protesters and boycotting Democratic lawmakers couldn’t, forcing Republican Gov. Scott Walker to halt plans to implement a law that would strip most public workers of their collective bargaining rights and cut their pay. […]

Mar 31, 2011

Judge: Wisconsin union law not in effect

By SCOTT BAUER and TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge ruled Thursday the state’s divisive new collective bargaining law had not taken effect, and officials in Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s administration say he plans to comply with the ruling and to halt preparations to begin deducting money from public workers’ […]

Mar 30, 2011

Union battle could be headed to Supreme Court

By 
TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and his fellow Republicans face a new hurdle in their campaign to curb public sector unions’ power. So far Republicans have managed win after win — overcoming massive protests and outmaneuvering Democrats to push their plan through the Legislature, then finding a […]

Mar 29, 2011

Judge halts implementation of bargaining law 


By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The showdown over Wisconsin’s explosive union bargaining law shifted from the Statehouse back to the courthouse on Tuesday, but it remained unclear when or even whether the measure would take effect. Republican lawmakers pushed through passage of the law earlier this month despite massive protests that […]

Mar 29, 2011

Judge weighs whether union law took effect (UPDATE)

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge weighed arguments Tuesday about whether an order she issued intended to temporarily block the state’s divisive new collective bargaining law was still in place, or whether Republican leaders had again outmaneuvered their opponents by using a legal loophole to achieve their goals. During […]

Mar 28, 2011

Top Walker aide says union law implementation ongoing

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker’s top aide says the Wisconsin Department of Administration is moving forward with implementation of a new law taking away nearly all collective bargaining rights from most state workers. Department Secretary Mike Huebsch said Monday that work is moving ahead to deduct new health care and pension contributions from […]

Mar 27, 2011

Analysis: Gambits abound in Wisconsin union fight

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans were accustomed to getting what they wanted after the election put Scott Walker in the governor’s office and flipped legislative control to the GOP, even gaining some Democratic support for a series of economic measures in his first weeks in office. Then they took […]

Mar 3, 2011

Ammo found outside Wis. Capitol, site of protests 


By DAVID A. LIEB Associated Press MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Dozens of rounds of live rifle ammunition were found Thursday scattered around the grounds of the Wisconsin Capitol, where large crowds of people have been protesting Gov. Scott Walker’s proposal to rescind nearly all collective bargaining rights for most public employee unions. State attorneys revealed […]

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