Rowen: Charges Show Walker Was No Reformer

"Walker the reformer. Hardly... Remember that Walker was swept into that office after Ament resigned... It now looks like Milwaukee Co. traded one form of public dysfunction for another."

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Remember that Walker was swept into that office after Tom Ament resigned as County Executive in the wake of a massive recall signature effort.

In the case of Ament and supervisors who expanded fiscally ruinous pension payments, it was a matter of using a publicly-financed system to pad their retirement incomes.

With Walker, it was a matter of using the same publicly-financed system as a partisan consulting business to help candidacies and campaigns.

In both cases, public offices and resources were misused.

Walker the reformer. Hardly.

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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.