Latest rant in IL.
The Republican response:)
Newly elected Gov. Walker:GovWalker Governor Walker
...There's more Lena! Not the first time. ...Can we just stipulate, one more time, that the Dem all blue majority was defeated in Wisconsin in November? The governor and both houses who ran the state into the ground. In the lame duck session the legislature tried to push through a sweetheart union deal, despite the voters' message, only stopped by a single vote of the defeated Dem majority leader, who had a conscience. Gov. Walker ran on his agenda, he won a mandate, and his Budget Repair Bill was set to deal with a $3.6 billion budget deficit for next year. Collective bargaining is preserved under the bill for wages only, as health care and pension benefits are way beyond what the state and taxpayers can support. The governor is trying to give local governments flexibility to negotiate with their unions to avoid layoffs. In his stint as Milwaukee County executive the unions refused to budge and said they didn't care if he laid off workers. The Republican was initially elected in Milwaukee after a pension corruption scandal. He was reelected in Milwaukee County and has now won the governorship.
Former Mayor John Norquist praises our school choice reforms:jsonline.mobi/more/editorial…
Our budget repair bill will give local gov'ts the tools 2 balance their budgets w/out layoffs. An example that proves it:http://ow.ly/48UF3
His principles have been consistent all along.
Oh, and his opponent in Milwaukee County? Lena Taylor.
More. Video from Gov. Walker's news conference this afternoon in response to Dems wanting to meet "on the border".