Email shows Walker considered cutting pay
MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- An email obtained by The Associated Press under the open records law shows Gov. Scott Walker considered cutting the pay of all public workers at the same time he was crafting his budget proposal that forced them to contribute more for their pension and health care benefits.
Ultimately, Walker didn't call for a pay cut as part of his budget that required public workers to pay 12.4 percent of their health care benefits and 5.8 percent of their pensions.
Walker spokesman Cullen Werwie says the governor did not propose the pay cut because he decided to take another more effective approach toward getting long-term budget savings.
The email floating the pay cut idea was sent Dec. 8 by Walker's policy director.