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Today's Teamster News 09.08.11

Wisconsin official told DMV not to push free voter ID cards  Reuters   ...A Wisconsin official has discouraged state workers from volunteering information about free IDs available under a controversial voter identification law that critics complain is designed to suppress votes, a memo leaked on Wednesday showed...
NH Senate kills voter ID law  Associated Press   ...The state Senate has killed a bill that would have required New Hampshire voters to produce government-issued photo identification to vote...
Ohio Farmers Union opposes union law, wants repeal  Associated Press   ...A coalition of unionized farmers opposes Ohio's new law placing limits on public employee unions and is urging voters to overturn it on November's ballot...
NJ gov met with oil exec before gas pact pullout  Associated Press   ...Months before New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie announced the state was withdrawing from a pact aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions among 10 Northeastern states, he met with one of the billionaire oil industry brothers who have fought to end regional greenhouse gas initiatives...
LePage’s Koch Brothers connection revealed  Boston Portland Phoenix   ...Guess who is the new corporate chair of ALEC for the state of Maine? ... none other than Ann Robinson, a trusted advisor to Governor Paul LePage who simultaneously maintains her day job as a corporate lobbyist...
Many in U.S. slip from middle class, study finds  Washington Post   ...Nearly one in three Americans who grew up middle-class has slipped down the income ladder as an adult...

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