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双语新闻【427】美威斯康辛州长将出台大幅预算削减

2011-03-18 06:45:28 来源:VOA
Wisconsin Governor to Unveil Major Budget Cuts

美威斯康辛州长将出台大幅预算削减

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, in a battle of wills with government employee unions, will present a two-year budget to state lawmakers Tuesday that will cut $1 billion in funding to local governments and schools.

正在与政府雇员工会较量的威斯康辛州州长沃克星期二将向州议员们提交一个两年的预算。该预算案将把向地方政府和学校提供的资金削减10亿美元。

The Republican governor has attracted attention for introducing a bill that would eliminate collective bargaining rights for most state employees, a move he says will save the state $30 million this year and $300 million over the the next two years.

这位共和党州长因为推出一个将取消大部分州政府雇员集体谈判权的法案而引起广泛关注。他说,此举将在今年给这个州节省3千万美元并且在今后两年节省3亿美元。

Unionized employees have staged protests in the state capital of Madison since Walker made the demands.

自从沃克提出这些要求之后,工会雇员一直在该州的首府麦迪逊举行抗议。

The bill was approved last week by the Wisconsin Assembly, but has not come up for a vote in the Senate. Fourtee