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Saturday, August 13, 2011

 8:30 AM 

UpFront: Collective bargaining a hot spot in Wirch/Steitz appearance

Dem state Sen. Bob Wirch and GOP challenger Jonathan Steitz sparred during their taping of “UpFront with Mike Gousha,” jostling over the guv’s collective bargaining changes and the recalls of nine state lawmakers.

Wirch, D-Pleasant Prairie, called the collective bargaining changes the “worst attack on working people in the history of the state of Wisconsin.”

“With his mindset we would have been turning our back on people who are suffering, I’m not that type of politician,” Wirch said of his challenger.

Steitz ripped Wirch’s description of the changes to union powers.

“This was not the worst attack on working families; the worst attack on working families is the overspending and the continual tax increases Bob Wirch has been advocating for,” he said.

See UpFront viewing times in state markets here:
http://www.wisn.com/upfront/

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