The budget battle taking place in The Cheddar State is whipping up a sharp divide nationwide on the issue of public employee pay and collective bargaining rights. Gov. Walker could accept union concessions and call it a victory, but he's angling for more.
Meanwhile, here's a USA Today poll that shows nationwide opposition to ending collective bargaining, a near split on whether pay/benefits for public employees should be cut, a big “no” to tax increases and another split on cutting government services. Sure makes it hard to balance budgets with those collective sentiments. On the other hand, a majority of voters agree that their states have crises.
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