Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker, whose aspirations for higher office are no secret, has been going around claiming that if Detroit or Chicago were in Wisconsin, they wouldn't be in so much financial trouble. The limits he placed on the collective bargaining rights of public unions have allowed Wisconsin to turn a $3 billion deficit into a $75 million surplus. Wisconsin, he declares, is a model for states and cities across the country.
Is Walker right or blowing hot air?
Reason Foundation Senior Analyst Shikha Dalmia debated Judd Legum, Editor-in-Chief of Think Progress, on Wisconsin Public Radio's The Joy Cardin Show.
Go here to download. About 50 minutes.