Day Six of Active and Peaceful Demonstration at the Wisconsin State Capitol.
The Assembly has adjourned until Tuesday of next week. The Senate is still at the call of the President; so Senators still stay out of Wisconsin.
All of the public employees have offered the financial concessions asked of them in the budget repair; increased health and retirement costs. In return they have asked only that collective bargaining provisions be removed. It has truly been a moving an exciting experience for all of us here in Wisconsin. Keep up the good work and keep up the contact and visits to the State Capitol.
Thank you all for your support.
Statement from State Senator Jon Erpenbach
“I have been informed that all state and local public employees – including teachers - have agreed to the financial aspects of Governor Walker’s request. This includes Walker’s requested concessions on public employee health care and pension. In return they ask only that the provisions that deny their right to collectively bargain are removed. This will solve the budget challenge.”
“This is a real opportunity for us to come together and resolve the issue and move on. It is incumbent upon Governor Walker to seriously consider and hopefully accept this offer as soon as possible.”