WILL in the News and Community

On April 8, President and General Rick Esenberg appeared on the Devil's Advocates radio show out of Madison, discussing our recent education report, the chief justice amendment, an other topics.  Listen to the podcast here.

Associate Counsel Tom Kamenick was interviewed for this Wisconsin Reporter article on WILL's success in striking down Kenosha teacher contracts negotiated in violation of Act 10.

On January 30, WILL President Rick Esenberg will be the keynote speaker at the investiture of Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke

CJ Szafir authored an op-ed in the Washington Times, "The war on school choice in Milwaukee."

Rick Esenberg, CJ Szafir, and Marty Lueken co-authored, "Kids in Crisis," a report on Milwaukee's underused schools. The findings appeared in a Wisconsin Reporter article.

Legal News & Case Updates

WILL Warns Racine Unified of Open Meetings Violation0

Written by Tom Kamenick - May 21, 2015

Committee formed to review handbook with employee unions has been holding secret meetings

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The Cost to School Districts due to Wisconsin’s Prevailing Wage Law0

Written by Tom Kamenick - May 20, 2015

There exists an antiquated, very costly mandate that forces school districts to pay above market wages for their construction projects. This is known as the prevailing wage laws. Reform would make much more money available for education. In this paper, we give examples for how much it might save particular school districts.

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The Cost to School Districts due to Wisconsin’s Prevailing Wage Law0

Written by Tom Kamenick - May 20, 2015

There exists an antiquated, very costly mandate that forces school districts to pay above market wages for their construction projects. This is known as the prevailing wage laws. Reform would make much more money available for education. In this paper, we give examples for how much it might save particular school districts.

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The Cost to School Districts due to Wisconsin's Prevailing Wage Law0

Written by Tom Kamenick - May 20, 2015

WILL concludes that districts would have saved at least $163.2 million and $244.8 million over the last five years .

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The Cost to School Districts due to Wisconsin’s Prevailing Wage Law0

Written by Tom Kamenick - May 20, 2015

School districts have decried Governor Walker’s proposed reductions in anticipated state aid. While it now appears that these deferred increases will be reinstated, the controversy is instructive on another pending reform. There exists an antiquated, very costly mandate that forces school districts to pay above market wages for their construction projects. This is known as the prevailing wage laws. Reform would make much more money available for education.

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