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Scott Walker’s high spending, debt raising budget

Betsy Woodruff of the Daily Beast has an excellent read on Gov. Scott Walker’s high spending, debt raising budget and the problems it could pose for his 2016 presidential aspirations.

There’s just one itsy bitsy little thing in between the governor and his big announcement: the budget.

Since he laid out his budget proposal […]

Scott Walker says Hillary Clinton’s embrace of amnesty “unfair to U.S. workers”

I wonder if Republican Gov. Scott Walker was able to keep a straight face when he attacked Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s call for full and equal citizenship for undocumented immigrants as being “unfair to U.S. workers,” given how notoriously anti-worker Gov. Walker has shown himself to be during his time as Governor of Wisconsin. […]

Republicans in Legislature move to usurp local control yet again

What could possibly go wrong with turning over responsibility for Dane County’s water quality plan to Republicans? In a surprise move Tuesday, Republicans on the Legislature’s budget committee turned over responsibility for developing Dane County’s water quality plan to Gov. Scott Walker’s administration, but left the state’s 71 other counties alone.

Democrats bristled at the […]

CarlyFiorina.org’s 30,000 sad faces – one for every employee Fiorina fired as CEO of Hewlett-Packard

Yesterday former Hewlett-Packard CEO Carly Fiorina announced she will seek the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. While that’s certainly newsworthy, Fiorina’s announcement was drowned out by the now-viral story about CarlyFiorina.org, a site that Carly Fiorina’s presidential campaign should have thought to reserve.

As it stands now, visitors to CarlyFiorina.org are greeted by a page […]

So wait….is Scott Walker’s team saying he’s Princess Leia?

In an attempt to have a little fun on “May the 4th” the crack team of social media experts working for Gov. Scott Walker’s nascent 2016 presidential campaign sent out this tweet:

Hope for Republicans there still is. #MayTheFourthBeWithYou #StarWarsDay @StarWars -TW pic.twitter.com/DEqTUQE5gA

— Scott Walker (@ScottWalker) May 4, 2015

Putting aside […]

Redacted Tonight: New Jersey Just Sold Their Water Systems To Corporations & No One Noticed!

Earlier this year, Republican Gov. Chris Christie of New Jersey signed a law that would allow for fast-tracking the privatization of many public water systems in New Jersey. The bill removed the public vote requirement to sell water systems throughout the state under “emergency conditions” that many of New Jersey’s public water systems already meet.

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Eaton Corp. receives second WEDC grant totaling hundreds of thousands of dollars, promptly outsources jobs to Mexico

Yet again here’s a report of another Wisconsin company that received tax dollars from WEDC, Gov. Scott Walker’s “job creation” agency, only to turn around and outsource jobs that had been in Wisconsin to a foreign country. A global power systems management corporation that has received nearly $370,000 in tax incentives from the Wisconsin Economic […]

Why is the national media buying Gov. Scott Walker’s “everyman” routine?

This is an excellent read… Also this weekend came the news that Walker’s administration admitted it had overbilled two Wisconsin family planning clinics by 93 percent – or at least $3.2 million. The move was so blatantly ideological that the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel said the change “raised more questions than it answered.”

Walker’s New Hampshire “Everyman” […]

Scott Walker honors Earth Day by proposing to fire 57 employees of Department of Natural Resources

Happy Earth Day, courtesy of Gov. Scott Walker! Fifty-seven employees of the state Department of Natural Resources began receiving formal notices this week that they might face layoff as part of Gov. Scott Walker’s budget for the next two fiscal years…

The DNR’s scientific staff conducts research on matters ranging from estimating the size of […]

David Koch’s pick for Republican presidential nomination? Why, Scott Walker of course!

This should surprise absolutely no one… Charles G. and David H. Koch, the influential and big-spending conservative donors, appear to have a favorite in the race for the Republican presidential nomination: Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin.

On Monday, at a fund-raising event in Manhattan for the New York State Republican Party, David Koch told donors […]