Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds union reforms

By Paul Kersey, Diana Rickert
07/31/2014
The Statehouse was packed. Protestors crammed the building, chanting, pounding drums and marching around with signs. The historic Wisconsin state Capitol had become overrun with sleeping bags and activists. In some cases, lawmakers were harassed. Doctors diagnosed fake illnesses so protestors could be excused from work. The Senate Democratic caucus fled the state. Within days,...

TAGS: U.S. Supreme Court, unions

Illinois politicians considering changes to law under review by U.S. Supreme Court

By Paul Kersey
03/05/2014
The Illinois General Assembly is poised to consider a bill that looks harmless at first glance, but should be raising eyebrows across the state. House Bill 5935 is supposed to make technical changes to the state’s Medicaid programs, but in the process it affects people who are involved in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case....

TAGS: Harris v Quinn, labor, Medicaid, pam harris, Pat Quinn, U.S. Supreme Court