The four candidates in the Wisconsin recall Democratic primary, at a forum on Wednesday evening. Tom Barrett and Kathleen Falk at left.
Following Wednesday’s debate, Barrett told THE WEEKLY STANDARD that the report was “inaccurate.”
“We worked to try to have a collective bargaining agreement. What we have in Milwaukee that’s different from the state is by law—a court decision and a global settlement—our employees do not pay toward their pension, so we were faced with close to $15 million in cuts. So the question was how do we deal with these $15 million in cuts.”
His opponent Kathleen Falk — who’s garnered the bulk of labor support in the Democratic primary leading to the recall — shot back, telling McCormack “He’s got his record, and I’ve got mine.”