Capitol Chaos: Barrett Calls Budget Unfair
MILWAUKEE (AP) -- Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says Gov. Scott Walker's budget is unfair and could lead to major cuts to vital public services.
Barrett said Tuesday the budget pits one group of public employees against another. He says it excludes police officers and firefighters from the concessions being demanded of all the other state union workers.
Barrett calls that arrangement "cynical." He says public-health nurses and snowplow drivers work as hard toward public safety as police and firefighters do.
The mayor is a Democrat who lost to the Republican Walker in November's governor election.
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