MADISON (WKOW) -- Gov. Walker's office released the following statement on how changing state workers' collective bargaining rights would financially benefit the state.
"Unfortunately for the millions of taxpayers who are currently paying these Senators' salaries and benefits, Senator Julie Lassa and her 13 colleagues decided to take a 6 day vacation to Illinois to get ‘to know a lot of my fellow caucus members,'" Cullen Werwie, Gov. Walker's spokesman said.
"While Senate Democrats are getting acquainted with each other in another state, Governor Walker is in Wisconsin working to balance the state budget. Senators should return to Wisconsin and make their voice heard through the democratic process by casting their votes."
Senate minority leader Mark Miller (D-Monona) told 27 News he has no timetable for he and his colleagues to return to Madison.
Miller said in an interview with 27 News this week, "The governor has the opportunity to be the unifier."