We’re still trying to clarify the details. But it looks like Wisconsin Republicans have decided to make their move, redefining the union-busting portions of the budget bill as non-budgetary and voting through those provisions tonight.
The irony here is that the union-busting provisions really are not budgetary — they’re simply an attempt to eliminate unions in the state. But Gov. Walker’s argument throughout has been that they are budgetary measures and necessary to avert fiscal catastrophe.
More details as we get them.
Late Update: Word we’re getting is that the state unions were basically caught flat-footed by this move, did not see it coming.