Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin: Gov. Walker Signs AFP-Backed Worker Freedom Law

CONTACT: Eric Bott, EBott@afphq.org

New law provides Wisconsin small businesses with regulatory certainty

MADISON, WI – Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin today commended Governor Scott Walker for signing the Employment Law Standardization Act into law. The new law provides statewide standard for employment law, protecting workers from the unintended consequences of local over-regulation and giving employers the certainty they need to start and grow their businesses. Wisconsin job creators and workers currently have to navigate the labor and human resources laws of nearly 2,000 different localities across the state. Special interests can take advantage of this patchwork by using their political connections to get special treatment from local politicians they support. The law is the latest AFP-backed reform signed by Walker in recent weeks. AFP-WI’s grassroots activists hosted phone banks throughout the winter and engaged digitally to encourage legislators to pass the bill.

Americans for Prosperity-Wisconsin State Director Eric Bott made the following statement:

“With his signature, Governor Walker has lifted yet another host of regulatory burdens on Wisconsin’s small businesses and workers.  These new reforms, combined with the historic Wisconsin REINS Act enacted last year, mean that Wisconsin is open for business and our best days are yet to come. By slashing anti-growth, unnecessary red tape, Wisconsin’s economy will continue to thrive to the benefit or entrepreneurs and workers. 2018 is proving to be a banner year for policies that foster economic prosperity and worker freedom in the Badger State.”

Background:

AFP-WI Applauds Senate Passage of Labor Reform Bill

AFP-WI to Lawmakers: Stand Up for Worker Freedom!

Bott in Forbes: Reining in Wisconsin’s Regulatory State

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