Safety Net

Gov. Scott Walker on Drugs

Scott Walker, as head of the Republican Governor’s Association, accepted a major contribution from a marijuana industry trade group.

Safety Net & Social Services

Gov. Scott Walker’s political career has been marked by efforts to dismantle safety net programs or, if not dismantle, run them into the ground.

Back in Action: Walker for president?

Democrats and liberal groups like One Wisconsin Now say Walker will use his budget to prove his presidential timber, by pushing policies like drug testing for welfare recipients. [Capital Times]

Wisconsin one of three states to reject food-stamp increase

“Once again, the people of Wisconsin pay the price for Gov. Walker’s presidential ambitions,” said One Wisconsin Now executive director Scot Ross. “We’re dead last in the Midwest in jobs under Gov. Walker, and apparently he doesn’t care what this is doing to Wisconsin families.” [Capital Times]

Walker administration looking to cut $444 million from Medicaid

“There will be thousands and thousands of people across Wisconsin to lose their health care coverage,” One Wisconsin Now Executive Director Scot Ross says. Liberal group One Wisconsin now is blasting the cuts, which include $100 million from Family Care and $54 million from Badger Care Plus, which helps the uninsured pay for health care […] [MSNBC]