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Today's Teamster News 04.08.11

Obama defies unions with Colombia deal  The Hill   ...The administration announced it would move forward with the deal after agreeing to an “action plan” with Colombia...
Teamsters Question Scope, Impact of Colombia Action Plan  IBT   ...Teamsters General President Jim Hoffa said the spirit of the Action Plan is a step in the right direction, but the plan does not go nearly far enough...
Wisconsin high court election turned on its head  Los Angeles Times   ...a clerk in a conservative Wisconsin county announced Thursday that she had discovered a net gain of 7,582 votes for an embattled conservative Supreme Court justice, a total that would make him the winner...
Officials dispute reliability of Waukesha County clerk's election data system  Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel   ...Waukesha County Clerk Kathy Nickolaus' decision to go it alone in how she collects and maintains election results has some county officials raising a red flag about the integrity of the system...
Once Again, Ohio GOPers Punishing Their Own Over Support For Unions  Talking Points Memo   ... Sen. Bill Seitz (R) was removed ... from the state Senate's Government Oversight and Reform Committee...after Senate leaders said he failed to inform them of changes he was making to a bill that would raise the age and number of years of service state workers have to complete before they can retire with a pension...
Florida Legislative Session First-Half Report: Yuck!  The Bradenton Times   ...What was supposed to be about job creation, tax relief for the working class and attracting vibrant industry to the state, instead became a massive special-interest feeding frenzy, with lobbyists writing down their wish lists and lawmakers ramming through some of the most blatantly bought-an-paid-for legislation of modern times...
Rep ousted from panel for opposing GOP budget  Concord Monitor   ...A Republican state representative lost his seat on the House Finance Committee yesterday after he opposed the (New Hampshire) House budget, openly criticized his party and predicted its defeat in the next election...