In the wake of his surprise announcement on an abortion ban after 20 weeks, we review where Walker has been on the issue.
A notch off on both counts
More than any Republican governor in the 2014 elections, "I took a higher percentage of the Republican vote"and "yet I also carried independents by 12 points."
By that measure, yes
Six of the nation’s 10 wealthiest counties, "according to median income, are in and around the Washington, D.C. area."
Yes, but little practical effect expected
"In general, it appears" Wisconsin’s right to work bill would "likely apply to" the Green Bay Packers players and their union.
Functions more like a pass through
Ninety-five percent of the money used for union-operated worker training centers comes from employers.
Misreading of survey results
Says Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce’s "own 2014 survey revealed that just 15 percent of business executive respondents were in favor of Right-To-Work legislation."
Um, signing is supporting
On supporting right to work legislation in 2015
Spent down; more left
UW-Madison "spent down reserves" as it was told to do two years ago and, facing new state budget cuts, has "no more reserves to spend down."
Walker was only a candidate then
Says award-winning Milwaukee Public Schools teacher Megan Sampson was laid off because Gov. Scott Walker cut state aid to education.
A bit of grade inflation
The woman named Wisconsin’s 2010 "outstanding teacher of the year" was laid off by the Milwaukee Public Schools that year under "seniority and tenure rules" that were eliminated by his Act 10 changes.
No change in methods, only in view of them
On counting state budget shortfalls
Vast majority share last name
"A married couple that" use the same last name "is rarer and rarer in our country."
Lawmakers could push it lower
Borrowing in my 2015-’17 state budget is less than half that in my predecessor’s last budget and "the lowest it has been in a decade."
Fundamental changes made to the language describing the Wisconsin Idea in the University of Wisconsin System's mission statement were the result of a "drafting error."
Yes on university funding, but not so much toward arena
"Scott Walker to cut $300 million from universities, spend $500 million on a pro basketball stadium."
For some sort of pathway, or not?
On the status of illegal immigrants
Claim runs off the rails
The streetcar project proposed for downtown Milwaukee "would actually take precious revenue away" from the Milwaukee Public Schools.
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