When Newsradio 620 WTMJ’s Charlie Sykes asked Walker on Monday morning whether that meeting would happen, he responded, “no.”
“In the end, we have reached out, and as time goes out, as people start to look at the documents in the coming weeks, the evidence is going to be overwhelming that we have been reaching out for weeks.”
The Letter to the Governor:
March 7, 2011
Governor Scott Walker Senator Scott Fitzgerald
115 East State Capitol 211 South State Capitol
Madison, WI 53707 Madison, WI 53707
HAND – DELIVERED
Dear Governor Walker and Senator Fitzgerald:
Over the past several weeks we have witnessed an unprecedented public debate in Wisconsin over the value of
public workers and the importance of collective bargaining rights. I write today to offer to meet, in-person, as
soon as possible to resume discussions on how we reach a bipartisan solution to our differences on January
2011 Special Session Senate and Assembly Bill 11.
The working people of Wisconsin are deeply concerned about what the future holds for their families, and for
the great state they call home. Now more than ever they are counting on us as leaders to work together to
resolve our differences to move our state forward.
Since the bill’s introduction, public workers have come forward to offer economic concessions and Democrats
have offered a number of proposals to try to reach a bipartisan resolution.
I assure you that Democratic State Senators, despite our differences and the vigorous debate we have had,
remain ready and willing to find a reasonable compromise. To that end, I would ask that you or your authorized representatives agree to meet with us near the Wisconsin-Illinois border to formally resume serious discussions as soon as possible.
The people of Wisconsin are overwhelmingly supportive of us reaching a bipartisan, negotiated compromise.
Senate Democrats stand ready to do just that, we ask that you do the same.
Senate Democratic Leader