Wisconsin state Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller, head of the 14 Democrats who have fled the state in order to block budget quorum on Gov. Scott Walker’s anti-public employee union proposals, has now sent a letter to Walker and GOP Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald offering to meet in person for negotiations –Â at the Illinois state line.
Sunday night, Miller and the Dems were knocking back a report in the Wall Street Journal that they were soon to return to the state and allow a vote on Walker’s plan. Instead, Miller is now reaching out to Walker to continue negotiations at the Illinois border.
Key quote from the letter:
I assure you that Democratic State Senators, despite our differences and the vigorous debate we have had, remain ready and willing to find a reasonable compromise. To that end, I would ask that you or your authorized representatives agree to meet with us near the Wisconsin-Illinois border to formally resume serious discussions as soon as possible.
The people of Wisconsin are overwhelmingly supportive of us reaching a bipartisan, negotiated compromise. Senate Democrats stand ready to do just that, we ask that you do the same.