Dayton To Meet With Obama
President Barack Obama is huddling with Democratic governors today as many grapple with huge budget gaps.
The stated subject of the meeting is how to grow the economy and create jobs, but spokesman Jay Carney says the president knows many of the governors face an immediate cash crisis and are facing painful cuts.
However, Obama has urged them to seek compromises, not the kind of confrontation with public sector unions that GOP Governor Scott Walker in Wisconsin has embarked on.
Obama has told reporters that Walker’s actions look like “an assault” on employee rights.