Snyder: Dems have tried to compromise in Wisconsin, governor not listening

Democrats in the Wisconsin state Senate are voicing anger over the latest comments from the state’s Republican Governor. Scott Walker rejected a request from Democrats that he meet with them and talk about possible changes in his plan to eliminate union rights for most public workers.Cache County Democratic Party Chairperson Kathy Snyder says Democrats have tried to compromise but Walker’s pan has always been to break up public unions.”They’ve given in and acknowledged the fact that they have to accept financial consequences because of the state budget and were willing to do it,” Snyder says. “They’ve given him two-thirds of what he wants on the union issue and he’s not budging. So I think the onus is going right back on him.”Walker says he has been in touch with at least a couple of the Democratic senators who left the state to block a vote on the plan. Snyder says the standoff has placed Wisconsin at the center of a vigorous debate over the future of union rights.

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