Outagamie going slowly on domestic partner benefits. (Appleton Post-Crescent, 8/13/2013)
Excerpt: Outagamie County supervisors are taking a deliberative approach to Executive Thomas Nelson’s proposal to extend benefits to the domestic partners of employees.
The county’s Legislative/Audit and Human Resources Committee on Tuesday postponed a decision on whether to send the proposal to the County Board for a vote.
The committee will revisit the issue later this month. When Nelson introduced the proposal in July, he touted it as a way to stay competitive in recruiting and retaining quality employees.
Retiring Guy notes that at least one supervisor seems intent on blocking this proposal,
Photo credit: Outagamie County
Pleuss is also concerned about the "potential for abuse" and, as the above quote illustrates, sees a "moral element" here that needs to be defended.
Perhaps none of this is all that surprising.
On the other hand, maybe Jim should take a look at this list: Wisconsin Employers Offering Domestic Partner Benefits. (Fair Wisconsin)