So far, Republican Governor Scott Walker and the Republicans in the Wisconsin legislature refuse to budge on their “budget repair bill,” which would prohibit state employees’ unions from collective bargaining. Negotiation has been a non-starter. Which means the showdown’s endgame is anything but clear. Here’s a look at four potential outcomes and who wins and loses in each:
A good analysis of possible endings in WI. Republicans could try the end-run options to pass the legislation, but this faces a significant problem. If the protests had not been going as long as they have, the end-run solutions would receive little scrutiny, and they’d pass the bill. But with all the attention they have received and will continue to receive until the issue is resolved, these solutions will be revealed as the cynical ploys they are.
As the crowds in WI grow, this issue becomes bigger by the day.