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Walker goes to California to announce Wisconsin agenda

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Walker goes to California to announce Wisconsin agenda

Postby Henry Vilas » Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:38 pm

Gov. Scott Walker unveiled major new policy initiatives Friday night in a speech in California, including decreasing taxes, boosting the school voucher program and requiring Wisconsin’s schools, technical colleges and universities to meet certain benchmarks to earn state funding.

Among the proposals was one to tie funding for technical colleges and the University of Wisconsin System with how well those institutions prepare students to take available and needed jobs in Wisconsin.

The glimpse into Walker’s legislative agenda came at the end of an hourlong talk at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Foundation in Simi Valley, Calif. Walker had been in Las Vegas for a meeting of the Republican Governors Association, where he was elected vice chairman.

The speech was not covered live by Wisconsin media but was available on the Internet. Among those in attendance was one of Walker’s biggest campaign donors, Diane Hendricks of ABC Supply in Janesville.


Robin Vos approves.
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Re: Walker goes to California to announce Wisconsin agenda

Postby DCB » Mon Nov 19, 2012 11:00 am

Henry Vilas wrote:Robin Vos approves.

Of course he does.
State Assembly Speaker-elect Robin Vos, R-Rochester, said he saw snippets of the California speech and it contained simple ideas

Thats's good enough for me!

meanwhile,
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was elected vice chairman of the powerful Republican
Governors Association at its meeting in Las Vegas this week.
...
The top donors to the Republican Governors Association are a who’s who of corporations: Amway, AT&T, Blue Cross, Koch Industries, PhRMA, and Rupert Murdoch’s News Corporation.
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Re: Walker goes to California to announce Wisconsin agenda

Postby jjoyce » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:01 pm

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Re: Walker goes to California to announce Wisconsin agenda

Postby Detritus » Mon Nov 19, 2012 1:05 pm

C'mon guys, Walker is just doing what all good politicians do: meeting with his constituents.
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Re: Walker goes to California to announce Wisconsin agenda

Postby DCB » Mon Nov 19, 2012 2:21 pm

jjoyce wrote:Walker advocates abandoning same-day voter registration in Wisconsin

I mean, why make voting convenient and easy?


You mean, why make it convenient for Democrats to steal the election?
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Re: Walker goes to California to announce Wisconsin agenda

Postby ilikebeans » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:20 pm

“States across the country that have same day registration have real problems,” Walker said. “Volunteers... work 13 hour days, it’s difficult to handle the volume of folks who come in at the last minute. It would be much better if registration was done in advance of Election Day, easier for our clerks to handle that.”

Gee, why do I find it incredibly difficult to imagine Walker giving two shits about volunteer poll workers?
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Re: Walker goes to California to announce Wisconsin agenda

Postby david cohen » Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:40 pm

Out of curiosity, what codifies same day registration in Wisconsin? The Administrative Code?
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Re: Walker goes to California to announce Wisconsin agenda

Postby Huckleby » Mon Nov 19, 2012 8:44 pm

jjoyce wrote:Walker advocates abandoning same-day voter registration in Wisconsin

I mean, why make voting convenient and easy?

This is sad. Republicans are going to keep-up the civil war on OBamacare and voter suppression/fraud. I'm confident that the Republicans are holding losing hands on both issues, but they have the power to stoke the unproductive, bitter struggle for several more years.

Hopefully a compromise on immigration will be reached.
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