MILWAUKEE, WI - The second debate between Governor Scott Walker and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett got heated Thursday night. Seated next to each other and even addressing each other directly at times, the candidates discussed collective bargaining.
Governor Walker says the state has saved $1 billion by eliminating those rights while Mayor Barrett said Walker's reforms are not working for anyone but the wealthy.
Tom Barrett said, "They're not working for the middle class. Look at families who are struggling to get their kids through college. What do we see? We see rising tuition costs. Fees. Those reforms aren't working for them."
Gov. Scott Walker said, "That's one of the fundamental differences between the two of us. The Mayor has said repeatedly throughout the primary he wants to go back and restore collective bargaining. That means undoing $1 billion worth of savings.
That means higher property taxes, that means higher property taxes on working families and seniors and others out there." The candidates also discussed the recently released jobs numbers and campaign finance.