The story of Walker in Milwaukee County.
Milwaukee County has doubled up on its courthouse and other building security, as 21 of 27 guards laid off a year ago in an abortive privatization move are back on the job.
But 21 private guards the county hired in an emergency budget move in March 2009 by then-County Executive Scott Walker also remain on the job at a cost to the county of about $95,000
court ruling in January reversed the outsourcing, saying Walker's emergency justification for it fell short. The county did not appeal and most of the fired county guards came back to their posts, including several who had gone to work for G4S Wackenhut, the private firm brought in by Walker.
The private guards earn about $10 an hour, $5 an hour less than the county workers they temporarily
none of the estimated $153,000 in annual savings is expected to materialize. The
earlier estimate said the county could wind up spending an extra $430,000 on security, as a result of the outsourcing reversal ordered by the court.