March 1, 2011


Statement on reports of Walker biennial budget

“It is clear that Governor Walker’s biennial budget will eliminate 2,500 state jobs and will result in local job loss of more than 11,000 employees. The work will still have to be done; garbage still needs to be picked up, kids still need to go to school, prisons still need to be guarded. Taxpayers will still have to pay for this work to be done. Clearly this is about privatizing public work in Wisconsin. It is a hostile corporate takeover of Wisconsin government. I don’t think the people of this state will fall for the bait and switch.”