In this section, you’ll find lowlights from Scott Walker’s budgets, both as county executive and governor. As governor, Walker’s approach has been to reward the wealthy and corporations with tax cuts, both in the budget and through special legislation, while slashing funds to public education, technical colleges, public assistance programs, and the UW System.
In his first budget, Scott Walker made the largest per student cuts to education in the nation, and in his most recent budget he again proposed cutting $127 million from public schools, while increasing funds going to unaccountable taxpayer funded voucher schools.
As county executive, Scott Walker would often propose an unworkable budget with severe cuts, leaving the county board to fix it and make tax increases if necessary. Walker would then use his partial veto on swaths of the budget, and the county board would override. He could then claim to his conservative base that he did not increase any taxes.