Moving Past the Recall
Looking forward past the Recall Election.Photo: Video by nbc26.com
GREEN BAY, WI - With the Recall Election over, the question on everyone's mind, “Where does the state go from here?”
Tuesday, Governor Walker talked about his plan, for moving Wisconsin forward, but is the state too divided?
“It is time to move on and move forward in Wisconsin,” Walker said on Tuesday night.
“People in Wisconsin are tired of the divisive policies. Divide and conquer if you will,” said Tony Vanderbloemen, President of the Greater Green Bay Labor Council. He said the Recall was a wake-up call. Adding, the Governor needs to sit down and work with unions.
And that is something Walker discussed on MSNBC this morning.
“In the future, what I’ve learned from this is we didn't talk about it,” said Walker. “We need to bring people into the mix. We need to be transparent and inclusive in the process. And we still need to go work together to find plans to move our state forward, which I think we can do."
“We’re not going away. I'm going to tell you that right now. We've been here a long time and were going to continue to be here,” said Vanderbloemen.
But will working with public and private unions bring the state together? Wendy Scattergood, a political analyst with St. Norbert College said it’s a good start.
“They're the ones, we need their productivity, and we've been hearing a lot about the morale amongst them is pretty bad,” said Scattergood.
“He's the one that has to set the tone there,” said Scattergood. “So if he really follows through on that he could have a big impact on coming back.”
Wednesday Gov. Walker met with his cabinet for this first time since the recall election. Walker spoke with Democratic Legislators and said there's "A sense people are ready to move on from this."