Honadel Supports Collective-Bargaining Measure
Republican voted in favor of governor's bill.
Just like he said he would, Oak Creek' s state representative, Republican Mark Honadel, cast his vote in favor of Gov. Scott Walker's budget-repair bill Thursday.
Honadel was one of 53 representatives supporting the bill. He previously said that the cost of government has continued to grow because of collective bargaining, so widespread changes like this must be made.
Forty-two members of the Assembly, including four Republicans, voted against the measure.
The Assembly's vote cleared the last hurdle for the much-controversial budget-repair bill, which now goes to Walker's desk for his signature.
Debate over the bill has engulfed the state and captivated the country since Walker unveiled the proposal Feb. 11. Walker has said he will sign the measure, which takes away most collective bargaining rights for many public unions, as soon as possible.