250,000 Jobs Promise Category Archive


  • Walker Misses Goal of 250,000 New Private-sector Jobs in His First Seven Years in Office

    In his first seven years in office, Gov. Scott Walker presided over an increase of 213,000 private-sector jobs in Wisconsin, short of the 250,000 new jobs the Republican promised in his first...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 06/07/2018
  • Wisconsin Gained About 12,000 Jobs in 2016, Least of Any Year in Scott Walker’s Tenure

    Wisconsin added fewer than 12,000 private-sector jobs in 2016, badly lagging job gains in past years under Gov. Scott Walker’s tenure, new Bureau of Labor Statistics data show. Private-sector wages also declined...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 05/27/2017
  • Walker: ‘I Shifted’ From Campaign Promise Of 250K Jobs

    Gov. Scott Walker is brushing off a Milwaukee newspaper article claiming Wisconsin is about 60,000 jobs short of his 2010 promise to create 250,000 private-sector jobs in four years. Walker told the...

    WPR, 03/14/2017
  • Gov. Scott Walker’s Promise to Create 250,000 Jobs in Wisconsin Remains Elusive

    More than six years ago as a candidate for governor, Republican Scott Walker promised that if he was elected, the state would add 250,000 private-sector jobs in four years. That goal continues...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/12/2017
  • Special Treatment or Limited Access: State Policies Spell Out Who Can Talk to the Press

    While the policy has been in place since at least 2008, the agency’s monthly and quarterly employment data came under intense scrutiny after Gov. Scott Walker promised to add 250,000 private sector...

    La Crosse Tribune, 03/15/2016
  • Walker Slammed for ‘shaking Down’ Donors Amid Layoffs

    The liberal group One Wisconsin Now suggested the governor should be focusing his attention on the state's economic problems rather than "shaking down" his donors.

    WSAU-FM, 11/07/2015
  • The Reality of Scott Walker’s Record on the Economy & the Middle Class

    Scott Walker’s signature promise was to create 250,000 jobs in Wisconsin in his first term. He fell nearly 50% short of that goal, an abysmal failure at the one major promise he made to voters.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/06/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Jobs Program Didn’t Work

    The bottom line is that Scott Walker said when he came into office, this is my blueprint for making good on my promise to create 250,000 jobs.

    Daily Beast, 06/25/2015
  • Scott Walker’s Record on Jobs & The Economy

    Scott Walker’s signature promise was to create 250,000 jobs in Wisconsin in his first term. He fell nearly 50% short of that goal.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/08/2015
  • Final Numbers Show Gov. Walker Fell Nearly 50 Percent Short on First Term Jobs Promise

    The final jobs numbers from the federal government covering the first term of Gov. Scott Walker released today confirm the utter failure of his administration to deliver on his job creation promise.

    One Wisconsin Now, 05/21/2015
  • ICYMI: WEDC Funds Have Consistently Gone to Businesses of Gov. Walker’s Political Boosters Since Agency Inception

    The synergy between Gov. Scott Walker’s Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and his political fortunes is making headlines again.

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/25/2015
  • Gov. Walker’s Math Problem Much Bigger Than Spelling Woes

    We agree with Scott Walker and his sycophantic friends in the right-wing media that we can now move past his embarrassing ‘molotov’ gaffe. But an analysis of Gov. Walker’s abysmal math is much more explosive.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/11/2014
  • Is Scott Walker Already Breaking Another Campaign Promise?

    Gov. Walker says anything to get elected and now he and his Republican front groups are ready to launch a frontal assault on Wisconsin's middle class working women and men.

    One Wisconsin Now, 12/01/2014
  • Walker’s ‘Work Problem’ Is His Problem

    Gov. Scott Walker got everything he wanted from the Republican-controlled legislature for nearly four years and we are dead last in jobs in the Midwest.

    One Wisconsin Now, 10/13/2014
  • Gov. Walker Can’t Dispute Facts of One Wisconsin Now WEDC Report

    The increasingly desperate campaign of Gov. Scott Walker hastily convened a press conference yesterday to dispute the undeniable facts that his policies and administration have been an utter failure on job creation.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/22/2014
  • Gov. Walker Hiding Details of Latest Ad

    The latest television ad from the floundering campaign of Gov. Scott Walker purports to feature “real people” who allegedly got their jobs via the trickle-down economic policies of the Walker administration.

    One Wisconsin Now, 08/13/2014
  • Walker, GOP Legislature’s Latest Promises of Moderation at Odds With Record of Extreme Partisanship, Failure on Jobs Promise

    After two years of unprecedented partisan political strife under their governance, a stagnant economy and record cuts to public education, Gov. Walker and legislative Republicans enter the new legislative session claiming in media reports that they will pursue a moderate political agenda.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/06/2013
  • Gov. Walker’s Cross Country Cash Grab Takes Off As Wisconsin Economy Crashes and Burns

    MADISON, Wis. — Under Gov. Walker, Wisconsin’s economy has tanked, ranking dead last in the nation for job creation and suffering the ignominy of being the only state in the nation with...

    One Wisconsin Now, 04/29/2012
  • Today in Walker Failure: Wisconsin 2nd Highest in Nation for New Unemployment Claims

    The failed economic agenda of Gov. Scott Walker continues as grim and disturbing news came today from the U.S. Department of Labor that for the week ending December 31, the state of Wisconsin had the second highest number of new unemployment claims of any state in the nation - 10,203 new claims.

    One Wisconsin Now, 01/11/2012
  • Broken Promises, Day 1: How Many Jobs Does Poll Tax ID Create?

    Republican Leader Scott Fitzgerald took less than 24 hours to break the promise Republicans made to Wisconsin to focus on job creation - telling three media outlets the first bill the state will tackle is restricting the right to vote.

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/03/2010
  • Jobs Record

    One Wisconsin Now, 11/02/2010
  • Walker Claim Check: ‘250,000 New Jobs’ Would End Wisconsin Unemployment, Cut Rate to 0.03 Percent

    MADISON, Wis. — Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker is claiming he will create “250,000 jobs” in Wisconsin, which if done would essentially reduce the unemployment rate to zero. The lowest recorded unemployment...

    One Wisconsin Now, 02/23/2010