March 03, 2015

Another problem with Scott Walker's Act 10 comments

Posted 10:44AM on March 03 2015 by Melissa Baldauff | User Comments (0)

The most successful politicians usually have a brand. Common examples include truth teller, maverick, policy wonk, and the leader who gets things done. For his own brand, Scott Walker has clearly chosen fighter, and the struggle he faced in passing his Act 10 reforms is the crown jewel in the battle-scarred governor's arsenal. His fight against the protesters in 2011 has been Walker’s answer to myriad questions ranging from how he would deal with partisan gridlock to how he would handle ISIS. Time and time again, Walker has pointed to the Act 10 fight he won, and claimed that such a victory proves he’s a capable leader.

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February 27, 2015

Scott Walker's Problem With the Truth

Posted 10:18AM on February 27 2015 by Melissa Baldauff | User Comments (0)

Governor Walker has, at best, a tenuous relationship with the truth. Every once in a while they may make flirtatious eye contact, but then our shy governor drops his gaze and continues as though nothing happened. One look at Walker’s abysmal Politifact file, where his Mostly True and True statements make up only 33% of his overall record, is all the evidence one needs. The fact that he tried to remove the “search for truth” as a key principle of the UW System is icing on the cake.

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February 03, 2015

Criticism for Scott Walker's Plan to Cut $300 Million from UW System Coming From All Sides

Posted 16:28PM on February 03 2015 by Melissa Baldauff | User Comments (3) Categories: Scott Walker

Scott Walker’s budget address tonight is expected to include his recent proposal to cut roughly $300 million from the UW System. This unprecedented cut would sharply affect all 26 UW campuses across the state and the 180,000 students who attend them. Unsurprisingly, the Governor’s proposed budget cuts are drawing intense criticism. What is surprising is that the criticism is coming from all over the ideological spectrum.

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January 29, 2015

Scott Walker Fails Wisconsin on Jobs and the Economy, Offers "American Revival" Instead

Posted 16:04PM on January 29 2015 by Melissa Baldauff | User Comments (4) Categories: Scott Walker

After his gubernatorial reelection, Scott Walker dismissed questions about his potential GOP presidential run and stated that he needed to focus on the state budget. It appears he has spent more time thinking about the 2016 election than he cares to admit. Gov. Walker this week announced the formation of a committee called “Our American Revival,” a 527 committee able to collect unlimited contributions from individuals and businesses. He is the third GOP potential candidate to form a committee before the 2016 presidential election.

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October 20, 2014

Early Voting Starts Today, October 20th

Posted 14:35PM on October 20 2014 by Melissa Baldauff | User Comments (0)

Today, the polls opened for Early Voting. You can cast an in-person absentee ballot in your local municipal clerk’s office up until 5 pm on the Friday before the election, which in this case will be Friday, October 31st.

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October 08, 2014

Scott Walker Running From His Record On Jobs

Posted 14:45PM on October 08 2014 by Brandon Weathersby | User Comments (0)

With just four weeks until Election Day, Scott Walker is still in the toughest fight of his political career. The race for governor is a dead heat and the governor is facing the real possibility of losing in November.

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