“It’s Working Wisconsin”

By John Casper, President/CEO, Oshkosh Chamber of Commerce

Efforts to recall Gov. Scott Walker and numerous other legislators are heating up as the past year’s contentious debate continues over Wisconsin Act 10, otherwise known as the state’s budget reform bill.

The bill’s intent was to give municipalities the tools they need to manage and balance their budgets.  Yet, some believe the bill will mean the demise of the public education system and be detrimental to local government services.

Americans for Prosperity and the MacIver Institute have developed a website and ad campaign titled “It’s Working Wisconsin.”  These organizations dispel the concerns of those who believe the bill will be detrimental to our schools, cities, counties and state.  It shows, instead, how the bill is helping school districts and government municipalities save money without laying off personnel.

I encourage you to visit the “It’s Working Wisconsin” website and take a few minutes to view the video on the home page.  If you drill even deeper, you’ll read countless examples of local governments have actually saved money as a result of Wisconsin Act 10.


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