Monthly Archives: December 2010

Walker Q&A on Cabinet picks (VIDEO)

Governor-elect Scott Walker took questions today after announcing his Cabinet appointments. httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_yyGZh-2-0

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Walker announces Cabinet

Governor-elect Scott Walker has a press availability later today, but has announced his cabinet picks:

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WisPolitics: a look at Walker’s cabinet picks

Gov.-elect Scott Walker is scheduled to announce his cabinet picks this afternoon. WisPolitics reports sources say there are some expected names and some surprises.

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Glee? Doyle’s last word on contracts (AUDIO)

Governor Jim Doyle said Monday he’s “been very, very careful not to get in disputes” with Governor-elect Scott Walker, BUT “I’m a little concerned that the other side is sort of taking some real glee in going out and saying … Continue reading

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Walker proposes regulatory reform

Governor-elect Scott Walker will be briefing the media this afternoon on the second part of his proposed special session on jobs and economic development: comprehensive regulatory reform. Walker Proposes Comprehensive Regulatory Reform (PDF) Regulatory Reform Info Paper (PDF)

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Wood’s on the way

WisPolitics reports that state Representative Jeff Wood has been released from the Chippewa County Jail, in order to participate in an extraordinary session on state employee contracts. This comes as rumors circulate around the Capitol that Assembly Democrats don’t have the … Continue reading

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Train debate heads west

High-speed rail between Milwaukee and Madison is not happening, but the debate on whether or not that’s a good may continue for years to come. For Governor-elect Scott Walker, the decision to kill the train must have been no brainer. … Continue reading

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Here’s one bridge in need of repair

From Governor-elect Scott Walker’s statement on the federal decision to reallocate Wisconsin’s high-speed rail money to other states: “While I would have preferred to have the $810 million reallocated to repair our crumbling roads and bridges, I am glad that … Continue reading

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State workers to increase health, pension contributions

State Rep. Peter Barca has released a briefing document (PDF) on state employee contracts. While we have not yet seen the contracts, we wanted to make sure that this additional information is also available to all members in the interest of … Continue reading

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Walker statement on deficit details

From Governor-elect Scott Walker’s press release (PDF) on deficit details: “I have received extensive budget briefings on both our overall $3.3 billion structural deficit and the current fiscal year shortfall,” said Walker. “It’s important to keep all options on the table. … Continue reading

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