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Published February 21, 2011, 05:36 PM

WI Gov Walker Says He Won't Accept Compromise

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he won't negotiate over his plan to strip most collective bargaining rights from nearly every public employee.

By: Associated Press,

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says he won't negotiate over his plan to strip most collective bargaining rights from nearly every public employee.

Walker said at a news conference in his conference room in the Capitol on Monday afternoon that he won't accept any compromises.

Democrats and the unions say they would accept an increase in the cost of benefits, but not removal of collective bargaining rights. Walker rejects that idea.

Senate Democrats skipped town Thursday and say they won't return unless Walker is willing to make concessions.

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