Here’s just a taste of what’s in store for Wisconsin over the next four years.
Emboldened by a decisive victory and expanded Republican majorities at the state Capitol, Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday pushed for a new wave of conservative legislation and government overhauls as speculation heats up about him as a possible 2016 presidential contender.
Walker says he hopes to fast-track the state budget process, expand the taxpayer-funded school voucher program, require drug tests for those seeking food stamps and unemployment benefits, and continue income and property tax cuts.
“We’re going to be even more aggressive now,” Walker told members of his Cabinet on Wednesday at the Capitol. “Because I think we’ve got an even stronger ally in the Legislature.”
I expect we’ll see Gov. Walker and his rubber-stamp Republicans in the legislature move quickly to enact “right to work” for less legislation, to expand the anti-union provisions of Act 10 to firefighters and police officers, and to expand the failed voucher school experiment to the entire state.