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.”
In nearly four short years, Scott Walker has turned Wisconsin’s political culture on its ear. Division, cronyism, and political retribution have become the norm as Scott Walker has routinely crossed lines to fuel his own personal political ambitions and please his campaign benefactors.
Keeping with our recurring series highlighting some of the worst pay-to-play scandals under Scott Walker, we take a look at the controversial Gogebic Taconite mine proposed in Hurley, WI.
In 2011, Florida-based iron ore mining company Gogebic Taconite (GTAC) bought mineral rights to 21,000 acres of land along 22 miles of the Penokee Range in Ashland and Iron counties....Full Article
On the heels of Democratic candidate for Governor Mary Burke launching Sportsmen for Burke, Wisconsin Democrats are launching a new recurring feature that will highlight some of the worst pay-to-play scandals under Scott Walker.
Kicking off the new series is a recap of the United Sportsmen scandal, which involved a controversial $500,000 grant that the Journal Sentinel editorial staff criticized as “politically-tainted” and said smelled “to high heaven.”
The scandal went like this: a group calling itself United Sportsmen of Wisconsin was the lone applicant and ultimate recipient of a $500,000 grant inserted by then-Rep. Scott Suder into the state budget for the purpose of promoting hunting, fishing and trapping in Wisconsin....Full Article
As Wisconsin ranks dead last in the Midwest in private sector job creation, and just 35th in the nation since Scott Walker took office, Scott Walker and his Republican legislature have repeatedly shut down opportunities for Wisconsin to invest in the technologies of the future and reap the resulting environmental and economic benefits.
In the wake of a serious train accident and fuel spill in southeastern Wisconsin, Rep. Ron Kind yesterday introduced legislation to address rail safety — even as Ron Johnson tried to kill the legislation with a controversial amendment on the Keystone XL pipeline.
Kind’s Railroad Emergency Services Preparedness, Operational Needs, and Safety Evaluation (RESPONSE) Act today would help local first responders in the event of a train derailment or fuel spill by establishing a national advisory panel that would bring together agencies, technical experts, emergency responders and the private sector to review training, resources, best practices, and unmet needs related to emergency responders to railroad incidents....Full Article