Tracking the promises of Scott Walker
Most Recent Promises
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PolitiFact Wisconsin has compiled promises that Scott Walker made during the 2010 and 2014 campaigns and is tracking their progress on our Walk-O-Meter.
We rate their status as Not Yet Rated, In the Works or Stalled. Once we find action is completed, we rate them Promise Kept, Compromise or Promise Broken. (See our About the Walk-O-Meter page for definitions of our ratings.)
The report card above provides an up-to-the-minute tally of all the promises.
Promises we’ve rated recently
Will "get government out of the way of employers ... who will then help Wisconsin create 250,000 jobs by 2015, and as we create those new jobs, we will be able to add 10,000 new businesses.”
Commit to increasing higher education grants so more students can afford college and target these investments in high demand fields of study for students who commit to staying in Wisconsin.
Continue to reduce the tax burden on working families and seniors every year he is in office.
Work with utilities to reduce the cost of energy for the benefit of employers and homeowners alike. Governor Walker is committed to keeping utility rates low so employers have more revenue to put into job creation, not energy costs.
“Every year we have a surplus, which we’ve had the last couple years, we’re going to continue to put that right back into the hands of the people who earned it, the hard-working taxpayers of this state.”
"My plan is if the people of the state of Wisconsin elect me on Nov. 4 is to be here for 4 years….it’s a position I’m committed to.”
Work to identify unneeded state assets and sell them to reduce costs. Use the proceeds to pay down state debt.
Not support an increase in the state sales tax.
Toll roads are not an option in Wisconsin without federal approval and are not on my agenda.
Expand course options so no child, regardless of where they live or their income will be denied the same opportunity other students have to access college level courses of their choosing.
Walker said he would move to replace the Common Core State Standards in Wisconsin in January if he is re-elected. Speaking to media on a campaign stop in the Wisconsin Dells, Walker said he believes the Common Core guidelines do not provide state educators, civic leaders and parents with enough say in determining what children should be learning at each grade level. The Governor said he would include a repeal of Common Core as part of a broader package aimed at improving schools he will bring to the legislature in January if re-elected.
Commit to growing those eligible for and benefitting from the Tuition Tax Deduction so students who stay and work in Wisconsin gain assistance paying for college.
In his second term plan called Continuing Wisconsin’s Comeback, Governor Walker outlines his strategy to help people “Learn More to Earn More.” This includes an additional two-year tuition freeze for the UW System, as well as a two-year freeze for Wisconsin’s technical college system.
Work with the legislature to repay the raids from the Transportation Fund by the prior administration.
Protect the Transportation Fund from raids