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MADISON (WKOW) -- Democratic Senator Jon Erpenbach, who is out of state with 13 other Democratic Senators to delay a vote on Gov. Scott Walker's budget repair bill, is reacting on reports of Walker's biennial budget.
"It is clear that Governor Walker's biennial budget will eliminate 2,500 state jobs and will result in local job loss of more than 11,000 employees. The work will still have to be done; garbage still needs to be picked up, kids still need to go to school, prisons still need to be guarded. Taxpayers will still have to pay for this work to be done. Clearly this is about privatizing public work in Wisconsin. It is a hostile corporate takeover of Wisconsin government. I don't think the people of this state will fall for the bait and switch."
Gov. Walker will formally announce his budget today at 4 p.m. at the Capitol. (Watch it live on WKOW.com).
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