Gableman To Retire; Committee Rejects Self-Insurance Plan

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June 16, 2017

Gableman To Retire; Committee Rejects Self-Insurance Plan

Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gableman has announced he will not run for re-election, saying that he has done everything "that he set out to do." Three candidates have announced plans to run for his seat. Also this week, Wisconsin's legislature budget-writing committee rejected Gov. Walker’s self-insurance proposal and voted for health insurance premium increases for state employees.

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Frederica Freyberg:

This news this week. Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Michael Gable man has announced will not run for re-election, saying he feels he has done everything on the court that he set out to do. Gable man was lead author on opinions upholding the Act 10 law that effectively ended collective bargaining for most public workers. A spokesman says it is Justice Gable man’s intention at this point to finish his term and not leave early. Three candidates have announced their plans to run for the seat that is up in April. They are Milwaukee County Circuit Judge Rebecca Dalit, Madison attorney Tim Burns and Sauk County Circuit Court Judge Michael Scenic. The legislator's budget writing committee Thursday voted unanimously to reject Governor Walker's proposal to switch to a self-insurance plan for state employees. The committee did vote to increase health insurance premiums for state workers by as much as 10%. Employees at Wisconsin Public TV are covered under those plans.

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