scott walker files
the Scott Walker Failure Files

the Scott Walker Failure Files

An Archive of Gov. Scott Walker's Cronyism, Corruption and Incompetence

The bill cut off any state funding for pro-choice groups and prohibited a state employee while acting within the scope of his or her employment from providing abortion services, promoting, encouraging or...
1997 AB 740
The bill prohibited, “any committee or group, from accepting a political contribution made by any person who owns, operates or manages a casino or racetrack in any state, or who is licensed...
1997 AB 793
The bill proposed allowing doctors, nurses, pharmacists and other health care workers to refuse to participate in sterilization, abortion, assisted suicide and other procedures or dispensing emergency contraception or birth control based...
1997 AB 953

Walker sponsored 1997 Assembly Bill 220 to criminally ban an abortion procedure that included an exception for the life of the mother, but not her health.
1997 WI Act 219
In a press release, Walker said the calls were an illegal and “inexcusable” tactic employed in an attempt to regain a Democratic majority in the Assembly. “The Democrats have been caught lying...
Wisconsin State Journal
“The Dole campaign tends to go after the head table. The Gramm campaign tends to go after the audience. There’s more people in the audience.” The Gramm campaign tends to go after...
Wisconsin State Journal

The bill prohibited, “any city, village, town or county (political subdivision) from enacting an ordinance that regulates firearms in a way that is more stringent than state law. (Assembly Journal )
1995 AB 69
“I won’t shy away from the fact that it had appeal to myself and other conservative members who don’t believe we should fund this, but the broad appeal was financial.”
Capital Times
According to the Legislative Reference Bureau, the bill, which was signed into law, deleted requirements “for provision of information on the availability of public and private agencies to provide birth control information...
1995 AB 441

“He can compete as a national figure and showcase himself as a vice-presidential candidate”
Wisconsin State Journal
A partisan swindle intended to solidify Republican control of the Legislature while fooling all of the people all of the time. The bill, crafted by Republican campaign strategist Scott Walker without meaningful...
Capital Times
The bill established maximum amounts, “that a claimant may recover for noneconomic damages caused by the negligence of a health care provider or health care provider employee.
1995 AB 36

Walker’s bill increased “the general obligation bonding authority for the prison expansion project by $50,000,000, from $25,000,000 to $75,000,000.
1995 AB 1018
The bill granted bill adult courts “original jurisdiction over a juvenile who is alleged to have attempted or committed first-degree intentional homicide or to have committed first-degree reckless homicide or 2nd-degree intentional...
1995 AB 130
The bill created a “series of crimes providing penalties, based on current law, for persons who cause death, great bodily harm or harm to an unborn child.”
1995 AB 146

The bill proposed several changes to the state family leave law including eliminating, “civil actions for violations of the family and medical leave law.”
1995 AB 200
The bill would have made optional the recognition in public schools of certain special observance days.
1995 AB 203
Under the bill, a court could determine a serious child sex offender should be ordered to undergo pharmacological treatment aka “chemical castration”
1995 AB 594

The bill proposed making permanent a previously adopted cap on public school funding.
1995 AB 6
The new law revised standards and procedures for awarding punitive damages in certain civil cases.
1995 WI Act 17
The bill, signed in to law in May 1996, expanded “requirements for a woman’s informed consent for performance or inducement of an abortion and for consent to a minor’s obtaining an abortion...
1995 WI Act 309

The Legislature must first tighten its own belt before it looks to new forms or levels of taxation.”
Wisconsin State Journal
Walker voted against a bill expanding statewide and raising income limits for the state program that helped provide health insurance for low income and unemployed individuals in counties with the highest unemployment....
1993 AB 1162
Walker claimed the new Republican Legislators pioneered the idea. “We felt it was important as new members to stress that we were looking for something dynamic and different.”
Capital Times

1993 AB 587
Walker cast votes against a bill that required increased disclosure from mining companies and allowed permits to be denied for a history of non-compliance with regulations.
1993 AB 542
The bill would have banned the state group insurance board from providing group health insurance coverage for abortion to employees in the Wisconsin retirement system.
1993 SB 727