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Scott Walker’s Tax Cuts Have Wisconsin In Fiscal Jeopardy

The shortfall now is $281 million, and it’s growing. Wisconsin tax collections for the past year came in 2 percent short of estimates, the state Department of Revenue reported Thursday, news that won’t require immediate emergency action by the Legislature but that puts the state’s budget on track to be out of balance next year. [...]

The court said collective bargaining is not a right, but rather something lawmakers can offer or withdraw at will. “No matter the limitations or ‘burdens’ a legislative enactment places on the collective bargaining process, collective bargaining remains a creation of legislative grace and not constitutional obligation. The First Amendment cannot be used as a vehicle [...]

The Wisconsin governor is being accused of illegally coordinating campaign and fundraising activity to fend off 2011 and 2012 recalls against Republicans. In the documents, which were unsealed by a federal appeals court judge Thursday morning, prosecutors described what they called a “criminal scheme” to circumvent state campaign finance and election laws. They said the [...]

Oh, my! It looks more and more as if a GOP “Golden Boy” who clearly had his eye on even higher office is just another elected crook. Prosecutors allege that Gov. Scott Walker was at the center of an effort to illegally coordinate fundraising among conservative groups to help his campaign and those of Republican senators [...]

Alec MacGillis in The New Republic writes “The Unelectable Whiteness of Scott Walker.” In the article, he explains why Walker will never win a national election. Here are some nuggets: …by the time Walker arrived at Marquette, the Jesuit university in Milwaukee, he was describing himself as a missionary for the conservative cause. “He would [...]

Governor Scott Walker is commonly mentioned as a GOP candidate for President in 2016.  But before that happens, he has to get reelected Governor of Wisconsin.  And that may not be easy: …the much-respected Marquette Law School poll run by the estimable Charles Franklin has a new survey out today showing Walker losing the seven-point [...]

Make no mistake that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker would like to be considered for the Republican presidential nomination in 2016. And he is drawing additional scrutiny as his ambitions rise. Mr. Walker flew to Las Vegas last month to appear beside other potential rivals to woo wealthy conservative donors like Sheldon Adelson. And he recently [...]

Mind you, we’re not suggesting that a crime was committed when then-county executive Scott Walker had a secret router installed. We’re leaning toward multiple crimes. Judge for yourself: Gov. Scott Walker’s Milwaukee County executive office was using a secret Internet system as early as the year he took office, according to a former county administrator [...]

It may not be predictive of current behavior. Or it might. In 1988, Walker wanted to become president of the school’s student government, known as the Associated Students at Marquette University. He was running against John Quigley, a liberal student, in a race that became incredibly contentious. Election rules said that presidential candidates could not [...]

Right. All eyes are on Scott Walker. Not Barack Obama. Not John Boeher. Not Chris Christie. It’s all about Scott Walker. “The bottom line is I’m probably the most scrutinized public official in America,” Walker said. The governor cited media scrutiny during his 2010 campaign and the 2012 recall election, which he survived, as well [...]

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