Scott walker consolidating power
It's been picking up business from northern Illinois and is marketing itself as an alternative to Chicago's busy O'Hare International Airport.
But in 2008, Scott Walker, Wisconsin's Republican governor who was then the Milwaukee County executive, was pushing hard to sell off the airport, arguing for a deal that would generate million annually for the county transit system. In his January 2010 "state of the county" speech, Walker called for more privatization.
He contends the changes will streamline government processes.
"The governor's budget is aimed at reforming state government to make it more efficient and effective for the people it serves," said Walker's spokesman Tom Evenson on Monday via email.
The Wisconsin Club for Growth and WMC did not make direct contributions to the campaigns for these justices.
Instead, they poured millions into so-called independent issue ads that clearly conveyed messages that supported these campaigns.
Scott Walker (R), opposing his proposal to strip collective bargaining rights from public sector workers.
Scott Walker broke campaign finance laws as he battled a 2012 recall effort sparked by his push for a law that undercut the power of public-sector unions."We will continue to streamline county government by contracting out for services, consolidating departments and enhancing the use of technology." During his tenure as county executive, Walker proposed privatizing park maintenance, the county zoo, psychiatric staff and other sectors.Most of the time, his ideas never went anywhere, but in March 2010, he was finally able to privatize courthouse security guards. Scott Walker wants to shutter commissions overseeing labor disputes, for-profit colleges and judicial ethics in Wisconsin.The governor unveiled his proposals to end the state's Labor and Industry Review Commission, Educational Approval Board and Judicial Commission in his biennial budget proposal last week.
Two weeks into the collective bargaining protests in Madison, the interior of the Wisconsin state Capitol feels like a high-traffic liberal website given physical form. Sheets of paper are affixed to every reachable surface with little strips of blue non-staining painter's tape.