New Evansville Water Bills

Paying water bills online is still not a possibility in the city of Evansville, IN.

The major announced on his twitter feed that our city water bills will launch with a new format this month.  Our reading dates will not change but it looks like the day the bills actually ship out will be different, so keep your eyes open.

Still no word on the ability to pay our water and refuse bills online, this is what I'd really like to see.  Or how about let's go completely paperless while we are at it.

Forced Unionism, or Right To Work In Evansville

Another sticky issue facing Evansville and Indiana, is a bill called Right-to-work. If passed, would be a law that would make it illegal to force employees to pay union dues and other fees, conditional upon employment. Indiana has some strong arguments on both sides to such a law, thankfully we wouldn’t be the first state to take the plunge, currently there are 22 other states that are Right-To-Work. Let’s look at how the law has affected their economy and employment opportunities.

Another sticky issue facing Evansville and Indiana, is a bill called Right-to-work.  If passed, would be a law that would make it illegal to force employees to pay union dues and other fees, conditional upon employment.  Indiana has some strong arguments on both sides to such a law, thankfully we wouldn't be the first state to take the plunge, currently there are 22 other states that are Right-To-Work.  Let's look at how the law has affected their economy and employment opportunities.

Unemployment Rate

As of December 2011, the number 2 state for lowest unemployment rate would be Nebraska, who has a Right-To-Work law.  So, if a state that can boast an unemployment rate of just 4.1%, has a Right-to Work law, and 6 of the Top 10 States with the lowest unemployment rate are right-to-work, why not Indiana?  It's not as detrimental to the economy as opponents would like you to believe.  At the same time, Indiana has twice the unemployment, setting at 9%, but can this be attributed even in part to a lack of right-to-work law?

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