Wisconsin politicians propose solutions following mediocre jobs report
MILWAUKEE- Wisconsin politicians are sounding off about the new jobs numbers -- showing the nation gained around 80,000 jobs last month.
Democratic State Senate Leader Mark Miller admits the national recovery has been modest at best. "Basically for the last year have had job losses in Wisconsin and that's why I've been pushing for us to come back into a special session," said Miller to Newsradio 620 WTMJ's Wisconsin's Afternoon News with John Mercure.
"One of the best things we can do is to accelerate investment in infrastructure -- that means things like water and sewer as well as transportation," argued Miller.
Governor Walker recently told Wisconsin's Afternoon News that he doesn't plan on going into a special session unless he got a broad consensus among the Legislature.
Republican state Senator Alberta Darling points to the weak hiring numbers, saying it's not good for the county and Wisconsin.
"It's time for America to move on from the lost hope of Obama's presidency and elect Governor (Mitt) Romney so we can get our country going again," said Darling to Wisconsin's Afternoon News on the recent jobs report. "It's a kick in the gut to the middle class -- it's not a good sign."
According to Darling, "Things (in Wisconsin) are on the right track. The uncertainty (around the) recall elections held Wisconsin hostage and really hurt our economic revival."
The recent jobs report also maintained the nation's unemployment rate at 8.2 percent.