Another Scott Walker Political Point Rejected

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€œRepublican gubernatorial candidate Scott Walker voted to allow late-night lawmaking when he was a member of the Assembly even though he rails against the practice now. €[AP]

Well he wasn’€™t so much railing against it as he was putting out a press release to score a political point ‘€“ a point that he eventually lost, of course, because he had no problem with late sessions when in 1997 he voted with fellow Republicans to ‘€œeliminate a rule that required lawmakers to finish their floor sessions at 8 p.m.’€

This isn’€™t the first time ‘€“ probably not the last either ‘€“ that Walker took up an ad hoc position on something and put out a press release to score political points only to then have his own actual record thrown back at him. Recall back in March when Walker all of a sudden disliked no bid contracts after Democrats had secured jobs by signing one with a train manufacturer.

Turns out, Walker voted to create the no-bid statute in the 1997 state budget. [One Wisconsin Now]

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Cody currently oversees online communications, web development, and graphic design at One Wisconsin Now & the Institute, having served previously as Deputy Research Director.