AP Interview: Walker not afraid to lose recall

Walker promises to cut income taxes in budget

Governor Scott Walker says he’s not afraid to lose the recall election he faces in less than three weeks. But if he wins, Walker says he intends to govern in a more inclusive, consensus-building way.

Walker’s first 16 months in office have been marked by massive protests and a sharp partisan war over public employees’ union rights.

Walker refused to say in a Thursday interview with The Associated Press whether he would veto a bill making Wisconsin a right to work state. That would allow workers to refuse to pay dues even if they are covered by a union contract. Walker says he would actively oppose such a proposal.

The Republican faces Democratic Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett in the June 5 recall.