Wisconsin, the home of Super Bowl champ Green Bay Packers now has protesters at the capitol for the eleventh day. The battle heats up over Gov. Scott Walker's plan to fix the state budget and end most of the union bargaining rights held by public workers for decades.
Here's a look at the proposal and impact on public workers:
- Dissolve unions' rights to bargain over anything except salary
- Require local governments to create an employee grievance system within months
- State employee contributions of 5.8% of their pay to pensions; Pick up at least 12.6% of healthcare premium costs
- Give state Department of Health Service sweeping powers to change Wisconsin Medicaid health programs for the poor such as BadgerCare Plus to address sharply rising costs for those programs