The Wisconsin Education Association Council, the state's powerful teachers union, spent the most, at just more than $1 million. The union won several victories in the state budget, including the elimination of caps on raises for teachers during contract negotiations.
The limits on teacher raises had been in place for years to hold down property taxes but the union, Gov. Jim Doyle and the Democratic-controlled Legislature said they were unfair.
Friday, August 14, 2009
A bargain at a Million dollars
I'd like to see the ratio of dollars spent versus what WEAC will get for their lobbying efforts. (Although with as much as Jim Doyle and the Dems in the legislature are in WEAC's pocket, not sure why they needed to spend so much) Unfortunately, until we see the property tax increases that are coming, we won't be able to do that calculation. Regardless...you know they will get a great bang for their million bucks!