Eventually, the tallest grass gets mowed. After Democrats failed in a lame-duck bid to give the state away to its public employee unions, newly elected Gov. Scott Walker is bringing a gun to a budget fight:
Gov. Scott Walker wants to help fix state finances by cutting benefits for union workers and wiping away their ability to negotiate over anything but their wages, setting up a potentially explosive battle in the Capitol.
That would mean public worker unions would not have any say on benefits and work rules and would face a new restriction on salary increases as well.
Ohio's attempt to curtail the unions' power over state government takes a different angle. Republicans control the governorships and state legislatures in both states.