For an agency whose chief responsibility is taking the lead on creating jobs in Wisconsin, Walker’s Economic Disaster Corporation can’t even seem to stay afloat itself.
As the national economy continues to improve after the recession, Wisconsin finds itself being one of the few states with a deficit. The non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau released a memo showing that Governor Walker and the Republican legislature have created a nearly $1.8 billion structural deficit in the state budget.
Summer officially ended for thousands of students as they headed to the bus stop this morning to fill classrooms in schools across Wisconsin. While it’s routine for schools to start educating young minds around this time of the year, some schools almost didn’t have the chance to see another school year thanks to Scott Walker.
Wisconsin’s strong commitment to local control dates back decades, as state government and local government have historically worked together to achieve common goals. That’s how we expect government to run here; leaders in the state Capitol allowing local governments to make their own decisions and to ensure that those authorities receive their fair share of tax dollars.
Last week, more bad news surfaced about the failures of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation, Scott Walker’s flagship jobs agency created for the sole purpose of bringing jobs to Wisconsin.
With his term almost over, Scott Walker has not even created half of the 250,000 jobs his central campaign promise depended on. Yet Walker refuses face the measure that he set for himself almost four years ago. While his own administration admits that there is no way he will make good on his promise, the governor and his allies have blamed his failure on everything from capitol protesters to the weather.
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In the coming weeks, Wisconsin’s Supreme Court will be making their final decisions on a few long deliberated cases that have been hot button issues in recent years.