Friday, April 15, 2011

Wisconsin Budget: It started with a press conference

For the past two months, my colleagues and I have been on the front lines of media coverage of a major political battle. In Wisconsin, the proposed elimination of collective bargaining rights for state and local government employees has been a very hot issue. And to think it all started at a run of the mill press conference just a few days after the Green Bay Packers won the Super Bowl.

Whoever said politics were boring was dead wrong. This has been some of the most fascinating stuff to be witness to. It has been full of craziness, punctuated by some really poignant moments.

This post marks my return to the blog after a couple months of neglect.

"I don't have anything to negotiate. We are broke in this state," says Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker while discussing his proposed budget repair bill that would strip state and local public employee unions of their collective bargaining powers, during a press conference in the Governor's conference room at the state Capitol in Madison, Wis., Friday morning, Feb. 11, 2011.
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