If Senate Democrats needed a shot of extra resolve to continue to block the plans of Scott Walker, they just got it. . . from Walker himself.
|By: David Dayen Monday March 7, 2011 7:15 pm|
|By: David Dayen Monday March 7, 2011 12:05 pm|
Wisconsin State Senate Democratic Leader Mark Miller has had his staff hand-deliver a letter to Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and Governor Scott Walker, seeking a meeting at the Illinois-Wisconsin border to resolve the impasse over the proposal to strip public employee collective bargaining rights. Discussions have been ongoing but apparently faltered last Thursday, and this offer is an effort to restart them. (update: Walker rejects Miller out-of-hand.)
|By: David Dayen Monday March 7, 2011 7:00 am|
Miller’s spokesman’s full statement reflects the attitudes of Wisconsin’s Fab 14 since they left the state Feb. 17. They want to return to negotiate. The Governor won’t go that route. So, they remain in Illinois.
|By: David Dayen Wednesday February 23, 2011 6:55 am|
Scott Walker began his “fireside chat” broadcast live across Wisconsin last night by saying how much he appreciated the passionate, civil debate happening in his state, and that he respects everyone who chooses a career in government. Then he said that outside agitators were infiltrating Wisconsin and that state workers could either lose all their bargaining rights or lose their jobs.
So it wasn’t quite a reconciliation.