Posts Tagged ‘Scott Walker’
The difficult, yet prudent, fiscal decisions made over the last two years under Governor Walker’s watch have turned a $3.6 billion deficit into a budget surplus. That surplus means that we can now focus on our priorities. Education reform is one of the five main priorities of the governor’s budget going forward.
Due to his forward thinking approach to fiscal solvency and efficiency, we are closer than ever to providing a quality education to every child in the Badger State. As the result of the positive reforms, we are now seeing benefits become reality in school districts across the state.
Governor Walker recently announced a $475 million investment in our public school system that will help us focus on performance, prosperity and reform. This will give us the ability to gauge real success on the ground in school districts throughout Wisconsin.
Read more by David Karst, Chairman, Republican Party of Milwaukee County at Greenfield Patch
Joint Finance Committee Hearing
When: Thursday. April 4th from 10 AM until 6 PM
Where: Greendale High School Auditorium
Greendale, WI 53129
Please come out and testify in support of Governor Walker’s budget!
As a 15 year old, I never imagined my activism in politics would translate into controversy for me at school.
My name is Benji Backer and I attend a public high school in Appleton, Wisconsin. I have always supported the public school system and plan to do so for the rest of my life. Many Americans who stand up for the public school system and the unions believe there is no attempt to sway opinion or that students with opposing beliefs are singled out. Unfortunately, experiences I have had with harassment and bullying prove that wrong. This is a timeline of the most extreme cases of harassment and indoctrination I have had in the three different public schools I have attended over the last three years.
I am currently in my freshman year of high school and the incidents are happening more frequently and I believe are more severe. As you can imagine, the ongoing pressure and bullying has been disturbing to me, my friends and my family.
Read more by Benji Backer at FreedomWorks.org
Two years after state legislation rolled back collective bargaining for public employees and reshaped the state’s education landscape, several Milwaukee-area superintendents on Tuesday praised the overall effects, saying that relations with teachers are solid and that they have more flexibility to help improve student achievement.
Read more by Erin Richards of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Now that the dust has settled and the seemingly endless campaigns are behind us, we have come a long way in the last two years and can finally sit and look at the accomplishments that Governor Walker has put in place to move Wisconsin forward.
When he came into office, he inherited a $3.6 billion budget deficit and under the previous democrat control of the state legislature spending was out of control and no end was in sight.
Governor Walker stepped right into the muck and the mire and with his sleeves rolled up; he made immediate and difficult changes that have put us back on a track toward prosperity.
Read more by Bill Folk at Caledonia Patch
Wisconsin is known for many things, such as our friendly disposition, impeccable beer and cheeses and, of course, our Green Bay Packers. Since I’ve taken office, we’ve gained national recognition for the proven results of our fiscal and economic reforms.
We took a principled stand, confronted our shortcomings and transformed them into real solutions. We’re turning things around and heading in the right direction. Unfortunately, the national outlook isn’t as bright. With growing debt and deficit without a clear solution, the problems we face as a nation are daunting.
Read more by Gov. Scott Walker at TribLive.com
Republicans hold a weak hand in Washington but a stronger grip in states where voters have entrusted them with power. Performances there can boost not just the Republican image but bring the party back to power in Washington. More importantly, they can show conservative principles work. The “Red State Model” can, in the Wall Street Journal’s words, “Drive Republican Revival.”
Walter Russell Meade, one of our most brilliant thinkers, has written quite perceptively about the collapse of what he calls “the blue model.” These are states that have been firmly in the hands of the Democratic Party and their allies (unions-especially public employee unions; special interest groups — environmentalists among them). Together they have created a tax, spend and borrow model of governance that is leading to fiscal chaos. Policies have been adopted that have created a hostile business climate that has cramped growth and blighted the future of the middle class.
–SNIP– And therein lies an opportunity for the Republican Party.
While Barack Obama won re-election and the Senate remains in the hands of the Democrats, voters in 30 states put in power Republican governors, and 25 of those states have legislatures controlled by Republicans. The 2012 election sharpened the partisan divide in America between red states and blue states
Read more by Ed Lasky at AmericanThinker.com
(VIDEO) Governor Scott Walker (R-WI) spoke at the National Review Institute Summit in Washington, DC. He talked about his recall election and why he calls it a “defining moment in American history” and why his party . . .
Read More at c-spanvideo.org
Wisconsin’s budget picture brightened Thursday, with new estimates that show a surplus will grow to $484 million, giving Republicans and Gov. Scott Walker even more room to pursue their tax cutting agenda.
The estimate from the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau was nearly $137 million better than one Walker’s administration released in November. The numbers will be used by Walker as he puts the final touches on his two-year spending plan, which he’s set to unveil on Feb. 20.
Read more by Scott Bauer, AP, at twincities.com
Thank you Governor Walker for starting fix our state!
The Capitol Chaos triggered hundreds of angry threats. You probably remember how heated it was in 2011, just after the collective bargaining law was introduced. Tens of thousands of protesters packed the capitol, and that’s when lawmakers had to be escorted around the building by police for their own protection.
There are more than one-hundred pages of threats made to the governor and his family. Most of the threats are from 2011, and many too graphic to share. Page after page, threats to kill the governor and his family.
Read more by Lacey Crisp at todaystmj4.com
And liberals claim they are “tolerant” ?
Scott loves to host our friends at Christmas.
Every year, our home is filled with laughter and love when we invite friends from our church, our relatives, Scott’s staff, classmates of Matt and Alex, friends of mine from my work at the Lung Association, and others for gatherings during the weeks surrounding Christmas. Scott always starts our parties with a prayer giving thanks and we end our gatherings together singing our favorite Christmas carols. It’s really special, especially with Scott’s busy schedule, to have the the chance to spend time around the holiday with so many people we love.
Another annual tradition in our family is helping Scott make his “frosted Christmas pecans.” Scott seems to make more and more pecans every year – we are running out of counter space and mixing bowls to make them all! Everyone looks forward to his pecans - even our Milwaukee County radio stations get excited when Scott delivers them around town.
I know Scott wishes he could give his pecans to EVERYONE this Christmas, so I thought I’d help him out with the next best thing – sharing our family recipe with you (see below)! I hope your family enjoys this Christmas treat as much as ours does.
Thank you again, and Merry Christmas!
Scott and Tonette Walker’s Frosted Christmas Pecans
½ cup brown sugar
½ cup sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
¼ teaspoon nutmeg
¼ teaspoon salt
1 pound pecans
1 egg white
1 Tablespoon water
In a bowl mix together, brown sugar, sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Pour pecans in another large bowl. In a separate small dish mix well the egg white and water. Pour egg and water mixture over pecans and mix well. Pour dry ingredient mixture over pecans and mix until all pecans are well coated. Spread pecans on a cookie sheet.
Bake 1 hour at 250 degrees, stirring every 15 minutes. Enjoy.
Most states already require voters to think ahead.
AFTER ALL THE nasty brawling — not just in Wisconsin, but across the nation — over whether Voter ID amounts to sensible security at the polls or a barely veiled suppression effort, a partisan battle over scrapping same-day registration in the state seems unavoidable.
Currently, Wisconsin is one of just a handful of states that allow unregistered individuals to come to the polls on election day and take care of the business right then and there. A substantial majority of states require registration well in advance. For example, in Illinois, registration closes about a month before election day.
The tradition in Wisconsin, however, has been far more liberal. Some like that. Some think it’s ripe for fraud, and creates an undue last-minute burden on election officials.
Read more by William Barth at BeloitDailyNews.com
The Hill has an interesting story reporting on Republican governors refusing to set up state exchanges under Obamacare — which could save the states money since they are on the hook for costs in excess of federal grants. That means the feds will have to do it on a state-by-state basis, a daunting task even for this highly bureaucratic administration. Plus, it is perfectly legal under the law to engage in such passive resistance.
Some liberals say that approach isn’t conservative because, in effect, it allows the feds to run state health care. (As if they care!) I’m not buying. In case anyone hasn’t noticed, HHS already does run health care nationally about issues important to the Obama political coalition — as in free-birth-control rule, with more of the same no doubt coming soon. Indeed, Obamacare was designed to allow the technocracy to create entitlements nationally on the dimes of the private sector, while guaranteeing the employment of ever more technocrats.
Read more by Wesley J. Smith at National Review