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Today's Teamster News 04.16.11

Canvass shows conservative wins Wis. court race  Associated Press   ...Justice David Prosser defeated little-known challenger JoAnne Kloppenburg by 7,316 votes. State election officials said they will wait to declare an official winner until the deadline for Kloppenburg to seek a recount passes...
'We're Not Broke: The Truth About The Wisconsin Budget, Taxes and Governor Walker's Phony Fiscal Crisis'  OneWisconsinNow   ...Wisconsin's Consistent 20-Year GDP Growth Belies Claims, Tax Structure Rewarding Wealthy, Big Business at Expense of Middle Class to Blame...
State investigating vote irregularities in Waukesha County going back 5 years  Madison.com   ...In many cases, the number of votes totaled more than the number of ballots cast...
Survey: Snyder takes hit with budget plans  Detroit News   ...after Snyder pitched his plan to save the state's budget, those favorable numbers plummeted to 39 percent...
Teamsters reach tentative deal with Bombardier  Reuters Canada   ...It is the first collective agreement negotiated since the Teamsters union was certified two years ago...
Senate panel passes bill to eliminate estate tax  Columbus Dispatch   ...A bill to eliminate Ohio's estate tax in 2013 passed a Senate committee yesterday, a move local governments see as another potential blow to their already strained budgets...
Gov. Scott's attorney: Facts were wrong on high-speed rail  cfnews13.com  ..."It’s not possible at this point for Florida to get back the $2.4 billion or 24,000 jobs high-speed rail would have brought. It’s a shocking disappointment to learn all of that investment may have been lost because of a mistake or misrepresentation by the governor’s lawyer...”
Senators: End at-will provision  Concord Monitor   ...Senate budget writers yesterday recommended stripping the House budget of a provision to make public workers at-will employees once contracts expire among other measures senators said determine policy rather than spending...

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