To RSVP please call either Anita Klein at (920) 980-3963 or Doug Cohn at (617) 595-7160.
Yesterday, Wisconsin received more evidence of Scott Walker’s fiscally irresponsible approach to governing with the announcement of a projected deficit of $396 million in the current budget and a staggering $1.76 billion projected structural deficit heading into the next budget.
The projected deficit announced Monday afternoon is nearly three times the size of the structural deficit projected by the Fiscal Bureau in May of this year. The latest news comes just two weeks after the Department of Revenue announced a nearly $300 million revenue shortfall.
Republican Senator Mike Ellis commented on the deficit saying, “A number of us were concerned, but they did it anyway,” Republican Senator Rob Cowles took a more critical tone, saying, “Until you’ve gone through one of these things, you really don’t understand how bad it can get. ...Full Article
The Sheboygan County Democratic Party is pleased to announce that Mark Harris, the Democratic candidate from the 6th Congressional District for the U.S. House of Representatives, will be our featured guest speaker at this year’s Fall Dinner and Silent Auction.
The Fall Dinner and Silent Auction will be held on Friday, October 24th at Laack’s Hall, W4302 County Road Jm.
Dinner will be $25 per person or $15 for students. Cocktails & Silent Auction will begin at 5:00pm, Dinner at 6:00pm with our featured guest speaker, Mark Harris, to follow!
To purchase tickets, please go to the Campaign Headquarters at 812 Erie Ave., purchase online at actblue.com/page/falldinner2014, or call us at (920) 395-5540 for more options. The ticket deadline is Friday, October 17th. ...Full Article
Not one, but two, Scott Walker pay-to-play schemes came into focus this weekend, as previously unreleased documents revealed that Walker benefited from $700,000 in campaign cash from out-of-state mining special interests — “certainly an appearance of corruption,” according to a nonpartisan special investigator. News reports also revealed that a company owned by Walker donors was set to receive a $6 million award from Walker’s Economic Disaster Corporation.
According to the latest and most reliable federal jobs data, Wisconsin is dead last — 10th out of 10 states — in the Midwest in job creation. Walker’s Economic Disaster Corporation, his flagship jobs agency that would help create the 250,000 jobs he promised, has failed to achieve its primary economic development goals.
In 2011, WEDC set a goal to create or retain 50,000 jobs in Fiscal Year 2012 in order to set a pace that would meet Scott Walker’s central campaign promise to create 250,000 new jobs by the end of his first term.
WEDC fell short of its own goal for Fiscal Year 2012 by more than 50 percent. ...Full Article
Scott Walker’s Economic Disaster Corporation hasn’t created enough jobs to keep Wisconsin from dropping to dead last – 10th out of 10 states – in the Midwest on job growth, but they do have plenty of experience in hiring WEDC staff as turnover and turmoil have plagued the agency since its flawed inception.
Brand new ad from Mary Burke slams Scott Walker for his total, utter failure on job creation.
On July 10, 2014, in his ongoing attempt to distract from his dismal failure to live up to his promise to create 250,000 jobs, Scott Walker made a new promise that Wisconsin’s unemployment rate would hit 5.5% by this Labor Day.
A month later, it looks like its going to be another broken promise from Scott Walker.
New figures released from Walker’s own administration today show the unemployment rate is once again headed in the wrong direction – UP. Unemployment jumped to 5.8%, meaning thousands of more Wisconsinites are unemployed and looking for work.
How did Walker’s respond?
Did he finally come out with his long promised jobs plan? ...Full Article
“The people of Wisconsin’s 6th Congressional district deserve better than a representative in Congress who makes Michele Bachman and Todd Akin look like reasonable moderates.
“That’s why in November they will get a fresh start by electing a dedicated public servant in Mark Harris who knows how to balance a budget and rise above partisan political fights without sacrificing our shared Wisconsin values.”