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Wisc. Republican’s bill condemns single parents for ‘child abuse and neglect’

A Wisconsin Republican has introduced a bill to the state Senate that would force the state’s Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board to print literature that calls unmarried parents “a contributing factor to child abuse and neglect.” The directives put forth in S.B. 507 would see the state board creating…

Americans favor union bargaining rights by 2-1 margin: poll

WASHINGTON – Americans decisively support laws ensuring the collective bargaining rights of public employee unions by a nearly two-to-one margin, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll. Sixty-one percent said they oppose legislation stripping those rights in their states, as compared to only 33 percent who said they favor such…

Obama: Wisconsin Gov. Walker waging an ‘assault on unions’

WASHINGTON – President Barack Obama took a stand Wednesday against Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s plan to curtail the collective bargaining rights of public employees and force them to pay more for benefits. Walker’s bill, part of a plan to close Wisconsin’s $137 million budget deficit, was coupled with a…

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