Posts Tagged ‘Gov. Scott Walker’

Jan
2013
23

Gov. Walker, in Complete Secrecy, Signed a Proclamation Making the 40th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade “Protect Life Day” in Wisconsin

On the first day of the new legislative term, January 7th, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker went behind the scenes to issue a proclamation that his state would recognize January 22nd, 2013 (yesterday) as “Protect Life Day.” Not-so-coincidentally, that specific date marked the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court’s ruling in the case...
Jan
2013
3

Did Anyone Else Get an Unwanted Christmas Card from Scott Walker?

Did Anyone Else Get an Unwanted Christmas Card from Scott Walker?
Needless to say when I arrived back to my humble abode after holiday traveling the first thing I wanted to see was NOT Scott Walker’s smug mug. Alas, that is what I was greeted with when I checked the mail on the way into my apartment building. It’s odd that I would receive this piece [&hellip...;
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May
2012
16

Walker’s Billionaire “Divide and Conquer” Backer, Diane Hendricks, Isn’t Paying State Corporate Taxes

Walker’s Billionaire “Divide and Conquer” Backer, Diane Hendricks, Isn’t Paying State Corporate Taxes
It seems the billionaire Scott Walker-backer with whom the Governor shared his “divide and conquer” strategy toward unions can give $500,000 to her favorite anti-worker puppet despite not paying a cent in state corporate income tax between the years of 2005 and 2008, the most recent years with records to show. Diane Hendricks, the...
Apr
2012
16

HYPOCRISY ALERT: Video Shows Scott Walker Saying He Won’t Cut State Aid to Schools

HYPOCRISY ALERT: Video Shows Scott Walker Saying He Won’t Cut State Aid to Schools
Uppity Wisconsin’s Jed Lounsbery, one of Wisconsin’s most integral bloggers, has uncovered video of a pre-election Scott Walker promising to keep state aid to schools in tact. As if we needed one, this delivers yet another example of the hypocrisy of Walker, who faces recall election in June, and his inability to stand by his [&hellip...;
Mar
2012
26

John Doe Update: Walker Aides Used “Secret Router” to Have Private Conversations on County Time

John Doe Update: Walker Aides Used “Secret Router” to Have Private Conversations on County Time
The ongoing “John Doe” investigation looking into illegal campaign activities on county time during now-Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s stint as Milwaukee County Executive has added new names to the fold. Three members of Walker’s County Executive Administration — Darlene Wink, Timothy Russell, and Kelly Rindfleisch...
Mar
2012
12

60,000 Attend Wisconsin Rally Commemorating Scott Walker Budget Battle, Looming Recall

60,000 Attend Wisconsin Rally Commemorating Scott Walker Budget Battle, Looming Recall
To mark the one year anniversary of the passage of Governor Scott Walker’s union-busting Act 10 (the “Budget Repair Bill”), 65,000 people took to the streets of Madison, Wisconsin this weekend as part of the Reclaim Wisconsin rally. Wisconsin protestors became the modern crown jewel of labor activism when they occupied the state...
Feb
2012
8

RUH ROH for CUT-GROW: “States that cut the most spending have lost the most jobs.”

RUH ROH for CUT-GROW: “States that cut the most spending have lost the most jobs.”
The Cut-Grow economic model that Republicans (and some Democrats) have been touting as the philosophy to end our nation’s economic woes has finally produced results. The only problem is the results are further proof that the philosophy is flawed. Think Progress recently posted these results after investigating how Cut-Grow has effected the...
Feb
2012
8

Wisconsin “Outhousing” Bill Aims to Give Consultants an Advantage Over State Staff

Wisconsin “Outhousing” Bill Aims to Give Consultants an Advantage Over State Staff
A new Wisconsin-bred “outsourcing” bill favors consultants over savings, according to Mark Klipstein, President of the State Engineering Association. The bill, introduced to the state house by Representative Mark Honadel (R-21), is favored by Governor Scott Walker. It would loosen the standards of practice regarding the use of...
Jan
2012
31

Scott Walker “John Doe” Investigation Now Involves RNC Chairman Reince Preibus, Herman Cain Campaign Manager Mark Block

Scott Walker “John Doe” Investigation Now Involves RNC Chairman Reince Preibus, Herman Cain Campaign Manager Mark Block
“Walkergate” is unfolding into a masterwork in American conspiracy as the complaint explaining the charges against two of Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s former staff members includes an email that may prove Walker had knowledge of the illegal activities happening around him. The charges have also implicated current chairman of...
Jan
2012
10

Scott Walker Has Violated Wisconsin’s Campaign Finance Laws 1,115 Times since 2009

Scott Walker Has Violated Wisconsin’s Campaign Finance Laws 1,115 Times since 2009
One thing that can be said about Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is that when he makes up his mind to do something, he stays the proverbial course. When he decided to use his new found power to disenfranchise a large group of his constituents, the outcry of 100,000 protestors did not change his plans. As [&hellip...;
Dec
2011
28

Scott Walker Getting Nearly Half His Donations from Out-of-State While Decrying Out-of-State Money

Scott Walker Getting Nearly Half His Donations from Out-of-State While Decrying Out-of-State Money
Earlier this month, a tweet from Slate political reporter Dave Weigel saying “Gov. Scott Walker just left ATR/Norquist Xmas Party” was the first news to most Wisconsin residents that their Governor was out of the state and attending a posh Tea Party hang with the Americans for Tax Reform bunch. Under Wisconsin state law, the [&hellip...;
Nov
2011
28

With His 4th Straight Month of Job Losses, Walker’s Arch Nemesis May Now Simply Be…Facts

  Since making sweeping changes to his state in the name of job creation, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker has often compared his reforms to that of neighboring Illinois, a state that, in the face of economic downturn, decided to create a fairer tax system and save public programs. Just last May, Walker said: “They didn’t [&hellip...;