Both Democratic and Republican governors want to cut the pay or benefits of public employees to help reduce massive state deficits. But a poll released today by the New York Times and CBS News says Americans oppose that idea by a margin of 56 to 37 percent. Republican efforts to reduce bargaining rights are opposed by 60 to 33, with only a slim majority of GOP voters in favor. We talk further about those numbers and learn just how badly off state finances are.
Public-Employee Benefits and Republican Politics
- Susan Urahn - Managing Director, Pew Center on the States
- Kenneth Vogel - New York Times - @kenvogel
- Matt Bai - Yahoo! News - @mattbai
- Christine Todd Whitman - Former Governor of New Jersey, co-chair of National Task Force on Rule of Law and Democracy - @GovCTW