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Governor's press secretary releases statement Sunday


MADISON (WKOW) --  Governor Walker's press secretary Cullen Werwie released a statement Sunday, reacting to those protesting the Governor's budget repair bill.

He released the following statement:

"Both Democrats and Republicans know that state workers do great work. But unfortunately many private sector workers who are also hard working, good people either lost their job, took a pay cut, or saw their benefit package reduced as a result of the recent economic downturn. Governor Walker's budget repair bill strikes a fair balance-asking public employees to make a modest 5.8% pension contribution, which is about the national average, and 12.6% health insurance contribution, which is about half the national average."

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