Wisconsin's governor looks ahead

  • Article by: SCOTT GILLESPIE , Star Tribune
  • Updated: December 13, 2012 - 9:45 PM

Gov. Scott Walker met with the Editorial Board on Thursday.

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dave9398Dec. 13, 1210:34 PM

It's too bad we don't have a leader like Walker for our governor.

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gandalf48Dec. 14, 1211:29 AM

Keep up the good work Governor Walker.

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mylittleidDec. 14, 1212:10 PM

Walker is a governor who used the power of state law to attack unions because they contribute mainly to Democrats. In other words he is abusing state law for political purposes. This is the kind of thing Republicans would call government overreach if they didn't benefit from it.

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arielbenderDec. 14, 12 1:02 PM

dave9398Dec. 13, 1210:34 PM It's too bad we don't have a leader like Walker for our governor.________________It's only too bad if you want to watch your state rush to the bottom. Fortunately, Minnesotans were smart enough to see through this state's version and send Emmer back to the radio where he can spew his BS while doing no damage.

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gandalf48Dec. 14, 12 1:39 PM

I think Walker should push for right to work in Wisconsin...might as well after all the voters supported him in the last union battle...let's hope the legislature doesn't up and run to Illinois again. Imagine if that happened at the federal level...how funny would it be to hear about Reid and Pelosi hiding out in an undisclosed location in Canada!

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mylittleidDec. 14, 12 5:56 PM

gandalf48 - "Imagine if that happened at the federal level...how funny would it be to hear about Reid and Pelosi hiding out in an undisclosed location in Canada!" --- Of course, at the Federal level all politicians have to do is filibuster. But it isn't Democrats who have made a habit of doing that. It's Republicans.

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huggybear28Dec. 16, 12 8:34 AM

Wisconsin: $300 million dollar surplus with no structural deficit. Minnesota: $1 billion deficit with $2 billion still owed back to schools. Wisconsin: The only fully funded pension system in the nation. Minnesota: funded at 80%. You can hate Walker all you want but for the first time since 2000, the state has a balanced budget. Also, as time as passed, people have realized, the world did not end with the changes with the unions. The state has moved on and financially it is in the best position it has been in a decade.

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polysciprofDec. 19, 1210:34 AM

After Walker's election, the red tape, skeleton State workforce, sales tax bureaucracy, and new insurance regulations forced us to close our Wisconsin branch. We simply cannot afford to do business there any more.

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basia2186Dec. 19, 12 7:00 PM

I don't believe you polysciprof. Sounds like union sour grapes to me. From: USW miner who thinks public employee unions are a conflict of interest. Supporting only Democrats and then negotiating for more money with the same folks you put in office! It would be interesting to see your contract requests for more money, bigger pensions etc. put on a ballot. I wonder what the taxpayers WHO PAY FOR YOUR EXCESS would give you? See, as a union steelworker, when steel prices and demand are low, we either get no raise, a small raise, 32 HR. Awork weeks

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basia2186Dec. 19, 12 7:03 PM

I don't believe you polysciprof. Sounds like union sour grapes to me. From: USW miner who thinks public employee unions are a conflict of interest. Supporting only Democrats and then negotiating for more money with the same folks you put in office! It would be interesting to see your contract requests for more money, bigger pensions etc. put on a ballot. I wonder what the taxpayers WHO PAY FOR YOUR EXCESS would give you? See, as a union steelworker, when steel prices and demand are low, we either get no raise, a small raise, 32 HR. work weeks or a layoff. In MN our loyal afscme and PERA. employees would have none of that! No sir! Time to privatize much of what they do and do exactly what governor Walker did in WI.

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