This Committee is a blatant effort by a powerful lawmaker, Rep. Swearingen, with a livelihood challenged by changing customer preferences, to use the legislative process to suppress competition and regain market position.
“The potential job losses are a result of United Steelworkers union bureaucrats failing to come to a better agreement with Kimberly Clark,” Kapenga said. “It is not the role of government to put taxpayer dollars at risk in the middle of disputes between businesses and unions.”
Saying the economy is strong, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and state Senate President Roger Roth (R-Appleton) issued the invitation on Thursday to Governor Scott Walker to give the State of the State address on January 24.
Of course, there’s another party to these negotiations, state Senate Republicans. State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, R-Juneau, told the Capital Times, “There’s no deal yet, that’s for sure.”