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Scott Walker’s Record on Working Families Issues

Scott Walker’s Policies Have Been a Disaster for Working Families in Wisconsin

Scott Walker’s policies have been a disaster for working families in Wisconsin, consistently favoring tax breaks that benefit the wealthy and corporations at the expense of Wisconsin families.

Walker’s strategy has been to reward campaign donors and special interests while cutting millions and imposing additional burdens on Wisconsinites who rely on public programs, such as Badgercare and unemployment compensation.

Walker has also opposed an increase in the minimum wage, rolled back enforcement of equal pay protections, and kicked thousands of Wisconsinites off of the state’s Badgercare health insurance program. Meanwhile, in his most recent budget, Walker has proposed making recipients of public aid submit to drug testing for eligibility, a move that has been ruled unconstitutional elsewhere but will play to the extremists in the governor’s base as he ramps up his bid for the presidency.

One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross noted how the “divide and conquer” politics of Gov. Walker and the policies he and the GOP-led legislature have pursued are universally antithetical to Dr. King's message. []