Wisconsin Bets That Weakening Unions Will Strengthen Its Economy

Governor Scott Walker (Wi-R) prepares to face off with Democrat challenger Mary Burke in a debate at the WMVS-TV studios October, 17, 2014 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

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A smiling Republican Governor Scott Walker posed for television cameras Monday, holding up the bill he’d just signed making Wisconsin the nation’s 25th right-to-work state and declaring it a “powerful message” of economic development.

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