Here’s Republican State Rep. Jeff Stone, Gov. Scott Walker’s hand-picked choice to succeed Walker as Milwaukee County Executive, explaining how he doesn’t agree with Gov. Walker’s proposal to eliminate virtually all collective bargaining for public employees (emphasis mine):
“I understand it’s a major issue to the unions,” Stone said. “It’s not necessarily the way I would have drafted this budget-repair bill. I would have approached it in different ways.“
While Jeff Stone says he doesn’t agree with Gov. Walker’s proposal to virtually eliminate collective bargaining for public employees, it’s worth noting Stone voted against dozens of Democratic amendments during the marathon three-day debate on the bill last week, including amendments that would have preserved the current collective bargaining system.
Attempts to reach Jeff Stone or his campaign for clarification as to whether or not he really supports collective bargaining for public employees were unsuccessful.