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What can reasonable government union reform do for Ohio? It’s working in Wisconsin.

One only needs to look at Wisconsin to see what kind of positive changes can come about when local elected officials, and thus, the voters who elected them, are given the freedom to control their costs. Remember the union hysterics over Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s reforms? Manitowoc County says they’re working. They saved jobs and even still pay 100% of employees health insurance premiums, all because of the new flexibility reforms gave them.

MANITOWOC — No layoffs are included in the proposed 2012 budget County Executive Bob Ziegelbauer presented Tuesday to the Manitowoc County Board of Supervisors.

“We’ve gone through a bumpy patch over the last few years where because we didn’t have the ability to make changes in our costs, we were forced with the choice of having to reduce the size of our staff,” he said. “Now we have more control over the costs of our compensation and by making modest changes, we’ll be able to deliver.”

Reform is working for Wisconsin by putting voters in charge, instead of union bosses. Vote YES on Issue 2.

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