In it, but not of it. TPM DC
Walker said he's prepared to start sending layoff notices to state workers "as soon as next week." The governor said that the notices didn't necessarily mean a worker would be laid off, but under existing contracts it's required to notify workers of the potential for a coming layoff.
Walker said he'd "exempt certain areas" of state business from layoffs, like public safety, the Department of Corrections and other services. The governor again said he was unwilling to consider a compromise position on his budget proposal which would ban collective bargaining by most state worker unions.
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