Democratic Governors Unclear on Whether Voters Should Have Say in Public Employee Pay Hikes

February 28, 2011 | 7:51 AM EST
Democratic governors were critical of how Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker is handling the showdown with the public employees union in his state, but were ambiguous about whether they could support Walker’s proposal to allow voters to approve or disapprove by referendum any pay raise for public employees – including teachers – that exceeds the rate of inflation.