Research Tag Archive


  • Assembly Republicans Expand Staff Ahead of Budget Fights Using Former Aides to Scott Walker

    Assembly Speaker Robin Vos of Rochester has hired three former Walker officials to his staff and Rep. John Nygren of Marinette has taken on Walker’s former budget director. Those new positions are adding more than $300,000 to the Assembly payroll, records show.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/10/2019
  • Scott Walker: ‘No Value’ to Visiting State Prisons

    Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he has yet to visit a prison in Wisconsin and he doesn’t plan to if he’s re-elected because “there’s no value” in him doing so. He made...

    La Crosse Tribune, 08/08/2018
  • The Wisconsin Governor’s Race Might Be Decided by Education

    Voters think about a lot of things at the polls: immigration, the economy, health care, gun policy, and—more cynically—party affiliation. But education is an issue that doesn’t typically poll near the top...

    The Atlantic, 08/08/2018
  • Gov. Scott Walker Says He Sees ‘no Value’ in Visiting State Prisons As He Hits Democrats’ Promises to Slash the Number of Inmates

    Gov. Scott Walker said Tuesday he sees “no value” in visiting the Wisconsin prisons that he runs and that cost taxpayers more than $1 billion a year. He made the comment at...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/07/2018
  • Democrats Argue the Case Against a Third Scott Walker Term

    Gov. Scott Walker has a list of reasons he says he should be re-elected to a third term. And over the past year he has traveled the state and spent millions on...

    La Crosse Tribune, 08/05/2018
  • Gov. Scott Walker Is Up to His Old Tricks Again in Obamacare Costs Plan

    Gov. Scott Walker has one signature move, and it’s so tired that it’s a wonder anyone still falls for it: He creates or exacerbates a problem, then claims to be the only...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/03/2018
  • Scott Walker’s Claim of ‘record’ State Spending on Schools Doesn’t Account for Inflation

    Our rating Walker says he made “a record investment in schools.” He refers to the $11.5 billion being spent on kindergarten-through-12th grade schools in his 2017-’19 state budget. In raw dollars, that...

    PolitiFact, 08/03/2018
  • NRB Approves Land Swap With Major Scott Walker Donor

    The Natural Resources Board approved a land swap with a major donor to Republican Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday after balking last fall at the outright sale of publicly owned lakefront property....

    Wisconsin State Journal, 08/03/2018
  • In Trump’s Shadow, Scott Walker Seeks 3rd Term As Wisconsin Governor

    As incumbent Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker seeks reelection to a third term, he may be in for a rough road ahead that reflects the GOP’s struggle to hold onto its identity in...

    ABC News, 08/02/2018
  • Scott Walker Noncommittal to Fiserv Incentive Package in Wake of Arena Naming Rights Deal

    Despite approving a legislative aid package, Gov. Scott Walker Thursday sounded noncommittal to awarding $12.5 million in incentives to Fiserv after the firm paid for naming rights to the new Milwaukee Bucks...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/02/2018
  • Latest Polls Suggest Scott Walker Faces Tougher Re-election Path Than Tammy Baldwin

    Walker led state school Superintendent Tony Evers, his best known Democratic challenger, by 4 points in a June poll by the Marquette University Law School. But he trailed Evers by 13 points...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/01/2018
  • Scott Walker Broke the Unions. Now He Says He’s the ‘education Governor’

    Republican Gov. Scott Walker became a conservative icon by breaking the teachers union in Wisconsin. Seven years later, he’s facing the political fight of his life against the state schools superintendent, and...

    Politico, 07/31/2018
  • Scott Walker Is Fucking Desperate

    Scott Walker, the governor of Wisconsin and a very sleepy-looking man, is running for a third term in November after spending his first eight years in office fucking over public workers by...

    Splinter, 07/31/2018
  • Scott Walker’s $200 Million Plan to Lower Obamacare Costs Gets OK From Trump Administration

    President Donald Trump’s administration signed off Sunday on Gov. Scott Walker’s $200 million plan to lower Affordable Care Act premiums. It was the latest effort by the GOP governor to work within...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/29/2018
  • Scott Walker’s Troubles Highlight Deeper GOP Issues in Governors’ Races

    Poll of the week: A Marist College poll gives Democrat Tony Evers a 54% to 41% lead over Republican Gov. Scott Walker in the Wisconsin gubernatorial election. This poll is more optimistic...

    CNN, 07/28/2018
  • Poll Shows Walker Trailing Democrat by Double-digits in Wisconsin

    A new poll from NBC News and Marist College shows Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker trailing a Democratic challenger by double-digits, part of a raft of rough results for Republicans across three Midwestern...

    Politico, 07/26/2018
  • In Re-election Bid, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Trails Democrat by 13 Points, Poll Says

    State schools Superintendent Tony Evers holds a strong lead over Republican Gov. Scott Walker in a hypothetical fall match-up, according to an NBC News/Marist College Poll released Thursday. Evers leads Walker, 54...

    USA Today, 07/26/2018
  • Scott Walker Would Extend UW Tuition Freeze Four More Years, As Democrats Back Freezing or Cutting Tuition

    GOP Gov. Scott Walker plans to extend the tuition freeze at University of Wisconsin campuses for four more years if he is re-elected, even as UW officials say they fear continuing it...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/24/2018
  • Walker Appears With Trump for Worker Event at White House

    Gov. Scott Walker has attended a White House ceremony with President Donald Trump and members of his Cabinet focused on bolstering American workers including at the planned Foxconn Technology Group project in...

    WBAY-TV, 07/19/2018
  • Scott Walker Said He Doesn’t Know Accused Russian Spy Maria Butina Who Allegedly Offered Sex for Influence

    Butina said in online posts in 2015 that Walker said “hello” and “thank you” to her in Russian and that she did not detect any hostility toward Russia from him. Walker said...

    USA Today, 07/18/2018
  • Scott Walker Has Not Been Contacted by FBI Over Interactions With Russian, Campaign Says

    Gov. Scott Walker has not been contacted by the FBI for his interactions with a Russian woman charged with trying to interfere with U.S. politics, according to Walker’s campaign. But Walker campaign...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/18/2018
  • Scott Walker Denies Accepting Gift From Woman Charged As Russian Agent

    Walker did not disclose receiving any gifts from Butina on campaign finance forms. Walker spokesman Brian Reisinger said Tuesday that Walker did not accept a gift and he has not been contacted...

    Chippewa Herald, 07/17/2018
  • Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker Met During His Presidential Bid With Woman Now Arrested in Russian Plot

    A Siberian woman charged Monday as part of an alleged Russian plot to interfere with U.S. politics was at Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential campaign launch and said she did not see him...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/16/2018
  • 8 Remaining Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Go After Scott Walker in First Debate

    The eight remaining Democrats running for governor mostly avoided taking shots at each other in their first televised debate Thursday night and instead trained much of their fire on Gov. Scott Walker....

    Chippewa Herald, 07/13/2018
  • Democrats Attack Gov. Walker During Debate As Many Pledge to Kill Foxconn Deal

    Walker told reporters earlier Thursday evening that he wouldn’t watch the debate. Instead, he planned to have dinner with his wife, First Lady Tonette Walker. “Not only are the eight candidates moving...

    WITI-TV, 07/12/2018
  • Gov. Walker Addresses Supporters Ahead of Democratic Gubernatorial Debate

    He stressed that even though he’s running for a fourth time, it won’t be an easy race. He said he thinks the Democratic side is angry and he wants to counter that...

    WTMJ-TV, 07/12/2018
  • Walker Hints at Potential Foxconn Investment in Eau Claire

    Gov. Scott Walker hinted Wednesday to Chippewa Valley business and government leaders that Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn may announce some type of investment in Eau Claire in the next couple of weeks....

    Eau Claire Leader-Telegram, 07/11/2018
  • Selle: Illinois Legislators Offer a Watered-down Response to Foxconn Juggernaut

    With their frail attempt, the federal lawmakers are bringing up the rear in making sure Lake and Cook county communities in the Des Plaines River watershed downstream from the Foxconn site are...

    Chicago Tribune, 07/11/2018
  • Gubernatorial Candidates Walker and Roys Stop in Northeast Wisconsin

    Incumbent, Republican Scott Walker, meanwhile, made a stop at an LED manufacturer in Manitowoc. He said he’s confident, saying the technique he’s had in past campaigns will work again. “I think the...

    WBAY-TV, 07/09/2018
  • GOP Senate Candidate Joins Gov. Walker in Conga Line

    Gov. Scott Walker hasn’t officially endorsed anyone in the Republican U.S. Senate primary, but there are numerous signals that his preferred candidate is state Sen. Leah Vukmir. The latest? A smiling Vukmir...

    Merced Sun-Star, 07/09/2018
  • Dairy Group Uses Behind-the-scenes Influence With Gov. Scott Walker to Shift Regulation of Large Livestock Farms

    Agriculture interests are working behind the scenes with the administration of Gov. Scott Walker as he mounts a major change in the way large livestock farms are regulated in Wisconsin. The Republican...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/07/2018
  • Wisconsin’s Prisons Are a Mess, Which Governor Walker Has Made Worse. But We Can Fix This.

    In Wisconsin, we spend more taxpayer money to lock people up than we do to educate them at universities. That should be a problem worth addressing for any politician. But so far,...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/06/2018
  • Gov. Scott Walker Says State Schools Chief Tony Evers Is Ignoring His Ability to Take Over Schools

    Walker said “Democrats gave the superintendent of public instruction, back in 2009, the ability to take over failing schools. … The current superintendent has failed to do that.” While the law in...

    PolitiFact, 07/05/2018
  • Bice: Teacher Revocations Spike Under Tony Evers After GOP Accuses Him of Being Tardy on Issue

    Shortly after Republicans accused him of being soft on teachers guilty of improper and immoral conduct, state schools Superintendent Tony Evers cracked down. Records show Evers, the frontrunner for the Democratic nomination...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/05/2018
  • ‘They Haven’t Asked:’ Gov. Walker Takes Hands-off Approach to President Trump-Harley Dispute

    Gov. Scott Walker is taking a hands-off approach to the dispute between President Donald Trump and Harley-Davidson over trade policy, saying that Harley executives haven’t asked him for help. Walker’s refusal to...

    WITI-TV, 07/04/2018
  • State to Expand Collections of Online Sales Tax Oct. 1

    Gov. Scott Walker’s administration plans to expand collection of taxes for online purchases by Oct. 1 as permitted by a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling. How it will do so — and...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 07/04/2018
  • A New Public Education Movement Is Emerging in Wisconsin, a Rebuke to Gov. Walker’s War on Labor and School Privatization

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) launched a war on labor in 2011, enacting a law called Act 10 that decimated the power of public employee unions to bargain, and it also cut...

    Washington Post, 07/03/2018
  • DOR Receives Nearly 560K Child Tax Rebate Claims

    The state Department of Revenue has received nearly 560,000 claims for Gov. Scott Walker’s $100 per-child tax credit. The deadline for filing a claim was 11:59 p.m. Monday. According to a posting...

    WITI-TV, 07/03/2018
  • Is Foxconn Double Crossing Walker?

    The change came because the larger glass panels cannot be transported long distances and Foxconn had hoped to have a Corning factory, which manufactures the glass panels, co-locate at the Foxconn site....

    Urban Milwaukee, 07/03/2018
  • Wisconsin Governor Announces $500K for Redevelopment of Former Hudson Dog Track

    Dozens of people gathered at the site of former St. Croix Meadows Greyhound Racing Park to celebrate the redevelopment of a 17-year-long eyesore in Hudson Tuesday afternoon. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced...

    St. Paul Pioneer Press, 07/03/2018
  • Redevelopment of Dormant Hudson Dog Track Gets Boost From State of Wisconsin

    The long-shuttered St. Croix Meadows Dog Track is being torn down to make way for a $200 million development that will include a baseball stadium, hotel, brewery, sports complex, research facilities, offices...

    Star Tribune, 07/03/2018
  • Guards at 6 Wisconsin Prisons Don’t Have Body Cameras Despite Order From Scott Walker, Lawmakers

    State prison officials haven’t yet put body cameras on correctional officers in six Wisconsin prisons, despite receiving an order last year to do so. Gov. Scott Walker and lawmakers passed a state...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/03/2018
  • Wisconsin to Begin Collecting Online Sales Taxes Oct. 1

    Gov. Scott Walker’s administration will begin collecting online sales tax revenue Oct. 1. The collection will generate an additional $90 million in revenue over the next year, and $120 million the following...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 07/03/2018
  • John Nichols: Scott Walker Got Conned by Foxconn, and Now Taxpayers Are Getting Screwed

    It is not just critics of Trump and Walker who are raising the alarm. The Wall Street Journal headlined its report last week with an ominous announcement: “As Foxconn Breaks Ground in...

    Capital Times, 07/03/2018
  • New State Data: Post-Act 10, Teachers’ Health Care Costs Soared

    Wisconsin school districts ratcheted up health care costs on teachers and other employees after the state’s Act 10 collective bargaining changes, with the average district now requiring teachers to pay about 12...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 07/03/2018
  • Spencer Black: Degrading Our Waterways Part of Scott Walker’s Legacy

    A recent audit found that the Walker administration failed to follow enforcement policies against polluters more than 94 percent of the time. Under Walker, referrals for legal action against polluters have been...

    Capital Times, 07/03/2018
  • Watch: Walker on Hand As Hudson Dog Track Transformation Begins

    With nothing but the barest bones of the former St. Croix Meadows Dog Track behind them, Gov. Scott Walker joined developers and local representatives Tuesday, July 3, to recognize a $500,000 redevelopment...

    Hudson Star Observer, 07/03/2018
  • Some Republicans Propose Using Sales Tax Money for New Tax Cuts

    A U.S. Supreme Court ruling making it easier to collect online sales taxes could yield billions of dollars for state and local governments — if they decide to keep it. Rather than...

    Statesboro Herald, 07/02/2018