Kathleen Falk: 'We first have to undo the harm that Governor Walker did'

CREATED Jan 19, 2012

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  • Kathleen Falk. | Photo: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

MADISON- Former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk is talking about what she would do if elected governor. 

This comes one day after Falk announced she'd run against Governor Walker in a recall election this year.  Falk told Newsradio 620 WTMJ, "We first have to undo the harm that Governor Walker did.  One of his first actions was to give two billion dollars worth of tax breaks over the next decade to large corporations."

Falk tells Wisconsin's Afternoon News she'd also work to scale back cuts to collective bargaining.   Falk and State Senator Tim Cullen are the only two Democrats to announce they'd run in a recall.

Falk leveled more criticism at current Governor Walker.  "He made the single biggest cut in education funding in our state's history.  So we have to undue that harm and move our state forward," said Falk. "We need to restore worker's rights in collective bargaining and I will be that governor that bargains like I did as a county executive with unions, with them agreeing at the bargaining table for concessions.  It works, it's the respectful and right way."

Falk has previously served as Dane County Executive among the offices she's held in her political career.

She lost the race for Attorney General to Republican J.B. Van Hollen in 2006, and lost to Jim Doyle in the Democratic primary for governor in 2002.