Make right to work part of the ’15 legislative agenda

Albuquerque Journal Editorial Board

The issue of finally converting New Mexico to a “right-to-work” state should not be posed as a Republican vs. Democrat, employer vs. union measure when the Legislature convenes in January. Because at its core it is much more important than the rhetoric in a political echo chamber.

Rauner urges restraint on minimum wage — City Council ignores him

Chicago Sun-Times

Gov.-elect Bruce Rauner criticized Democrats Tuesday for creating what he termed a “phony” and “fundamentally wrong” state spending plan he said would create budget deficits “far worse” than what’s been discussed — and urged Mayor Rahm Emanuel to hold off on his effort to raise the minimum wage in Chicago.

Preparing for a pension bailout

Orange County Register

For Californians, one of the least-surprising election outcomes promises big news to come. As expected, termed-out state Controller John Chiang prevailed in his bid to become treasurer.

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The Good, the Bad, and the Public Sector Unions

Writing in The Wall Street Journal, Steve Malanga has commented on the growing differences between private and public sector unions. Malanga describes the various instances where the different types of unions have clashed and how they have found themselves supporting candidates on different tickets.