Spending Category Archive


  • GOP Enthusiasm Cools for Walker’s Proposed Child Credit

    Republican enthusiasm for Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed $122 million child rebate appears to be cooling. Walker proposed Wednesday giving every family $100 for each child living at home under age 18. The...

    Associated Press, 01/25/2018
  • PolitiFact: Testing Scott Walker on Record Education Spending

    Gov. Scott Walker says “We are investing more money into education than ever before in the history of Wisconsin.” Is he right? PolitiFact Wisconsin found one major issue: Inflation.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/17/2017
  • Assembly Speaker Robin Vos Keeps Brakes on Milwaukee I-94 Project

    The leader of the state Assembly kept the brakes on rebuilding a section of I-94 in Milwaukee on Wednesday, a day after a coalition of prominent business officials asked lawmakers to make...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 04/05/2017
  • Assembly Speaker Slams Scott Walker for Changing Position on Gas tax

    Assembly Speaker Robin Vos on Thursday slammed Gov. Scott Walker for changing his position on a possible gas tax increase in the state budget and called the transportation secretary’s position on the...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/31/2017
  • Walker Administration Delays $101 Million Debt Payment

    Gov. Scott Walker’s administration this month put off making $101 million in debt payments, driving up costs for taxpayers by more than $2 million in the long run, according to the Legislature’s...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/10/2016
  • Anxieties Persist That State Projects Pipeline Could Be Drying up

    As Gov. Scott Walker pledged would happen, plans to build an addition to a prominent UW-Madison dairy building are moving forward despite lawmakers’ recent sparring over the state’s level of construction debt.

    DailyReporter, 12/10/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Budgets

    As governor, Scott Walker’s approach has been to reward the wealthy and corporations with tax cuts, both in the budget and through special legislation.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/09/2015
  • Gov. Walker’s Spending Plan: Reform or Republican?

    “It is literally every single bad conservative idea of the last 20 years housed in a single budget document,” said Scot Ross, executive director of the liberal group One Wisconsin Now.

    Wisconsin State Journal, 03/26/2011
  • Walker’s ‘Special Interest Session’ Tab: $140 Million and Counting

    Despite the state’s $3.3 billion deficit, Republican Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-controlled state legislature have added over $140 million in new special interest spending to that tab.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/27/2011
  • Walker’s Legislative Budget Record: Five Budgets, 84% Spending Hike

    Scott Walker voted for five straight state budgets, which increased state budget spending from $26.6 billion to nearly $49 billion, an increase of $22 billion - or 84 percent.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/16/2009
  • Walker Deploys Cliches in Supporting State Spending Cap

    The Legislature must first tighten its own belt before it looks to new forms or levels of taxation.”

    Wisconsin State Journal, 02/25/1994