Doing so would be a sort of progress, as it would take the decision out of the hands of the politicians…to some extent.
If public employee unions and elected state officials agree to a union contract with increased pension benefits that would lead to higher state government spending, 48% of Likely Wisconsin Voters think that contract should require voter approval before it can be implemented. A new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds that 39% disagree, and 14% are not sure. (To see survey question wording, click here.)
When the topic moves away from pension benefits, there is less support for requiring voter approval of union contracts with a pay raise that would increase state government spending. On that type of contract, 40% believe voter approval should be required, while 41% disagree and 19% are undecided.