Republican gubernatorial candidate (and part-time County Executive) Scott Walker’s “Rolling Blunder” tour heads back towards Milwaukee today, starting out in Green Bay and heading to Appleton, Oshkosh, Fond du Lac, and Sheboygan before ending up back in Milwaukee.
As I’ve mentioned before, Walker has been a vociferous opponent of the federal stimulus – despite accepting stimulus funds for Milwaukee County – so I thought I’d take a look at some of the worthwhile projects in the cities on Walker’s “Rolling Blunder” tour that have received federal stimulus funds.
- GREEN BAY (54301 zip code): $176,094 to the Village of Allouez for financing the construction of wastewater treatment facilities, as well as $11,056 to the West De Pere School District to improve teaching and learning for students most at risk of failing to meet State academic achievement standards.
- APPLETON: $37,330 to Fox Valley Technical College to increase federal Work-Study funding to provide need-based financial aid to students.
- OSHKOSH: $2,352,598 to the Oshkosh School District to assist the district in providing special education and related services to children with disabilities in accordance with Part B of the IDEA.
- FOND DU LAC: $58,847 to J.F. Ahern Co. for installation of humidification equipment at the Forest County Potowatomi Healht and Wellness Center in Crandon, WI. Additionally, $789,933 was allocated to Advocap Inc. to provide financial assistance and services to prevent homelessness and help those experiencing homelessness to be rapidly re-housed and stabilized. And don’t forget the $1,803,132 allocated to the Fond Du Lac School District to assist the district in providing special education and related services to children with disabilities in accordance with Part B of the IDEA.
- SHEBOYGAN: $815,870 to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for infrastructure improvements in Sheboygan County. Additionally, $37,195 was allocated to Safe Harbor of Sheboygan County to provide direct victim services to victims of crime in Wisconsin.
- MILWAUKEE: Milwaukee received tens of millions of dollars in stimulus funds, but here’s a few of the highlights: $54,012 to Aurora Healthcare for the STOP Violence Against Women Formula Grant program to assist in improving both the criminal justice system response to violence against women and services available to women victims. In addition, $1,231,250 was allocated to the Wisconsin Department of Transportation for infrastructure work on Sherman Boulevard, and $52,393 was allocated to Alverno College (a fantastic school, by the way) for federal Work-Study, which provides need-based financial aid to students.
As I wrote yesterday, it’s too bad Scott Walker won’t be visiting any of these sites to tell them why he thinks they didn’t deserve to get federal stimulus funds to help create jobs, provide for more special education services for children, to help victims of crimes, to address homelessness, and to build new wastewater treatment facilities.