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Walker's latest Big and Bold (TM) idea: eliminate the 48 hour waiting period for handgun purchases

From today's Wisconsin State Journal:

Gov. Scott Walker is offering support for a bill that would eliminate Wisconsin’s 48-hour waiting period for handgun purchases, saying he wants the state “to be a leader” on the issue.

“We’ve gone big and bold with a lot of issues. That’s one of those where with new technology, we want to make sure the bad guys don’t get firearms, and the good guys do,” Walker told the National Rifle Association’s news network during an interview Friday at a conservative political conference outside Washington, D.C.



Read more: http://host.madison.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/scott-walker-signals-support-for-eliminating--hour-waiting-period/article_e7e79732-b24e-5904-882c-971be9c14281.html#ixzz3TLSPERGq


Scotty wants to make sure the good guys can shoot the bad guys. That's all. What could possibly go wrong?
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Tue Mar 3, 2015, 01:38 PM (5 replies)

Hey Wisconsin: turns out Scott Walker's just not that into you anymore. (X-posted in Politics 2015)

From yesterday's NYT (emphasis mine):

In an interview, Mr. Walker said he was unconcerned about the appearance of spending so much time and energy courting donors, noting that he expected to do plenty of retail campaigning in the months ahead.

“Oh, I think along the way I’ll be at plenty of dairy events and farm events and factories just like when I was governor,” Mr. Walker said.

Ah yes, when you were Governor. I assume Scotty will now stop drawing a salary, since he apparently no longer sees himself as Governor.

Read the rest here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/us/politics/gop-race-starts-in-lavish-haunts-of-rich-donors.html?_r=0
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Sun Mar 1, 2015, 10:49 PM (17 replies)

Hey Wisconsin: turns out Scott Walker's just not that into you anymore.

From yesterday's NYT (emphasis mine):

In an interview, Mr. Walker said he was unconcerned about the appearance of spending so much time and energy courting donors, noting that he expected to do plenty of retail campaigning in the months ahead.

“Oh, I think along the way I’ll be at plenty of dairy events and farm events and factories just like when I was governor,” Mr. Walker said.

Ah yes, when you were Governor. I assume Scotty will now stop drawing a salary, since he apparently no longer sees himself as Governor.

Read the rest here: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/01/us/politics/gop-race-starts-in-lavish-haunts-of-rich-donors.html?_r=0
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Sun Mar 1, 2015, 10:48 PM (3 replies)

Walker proposes ending bioenergy program he supported during his first term

Just job creatin'... from Milw. Journal-Sentinel

"In an about-face from his first term, Gov. Scott Walker wants to eliminate funding for a University of Wisconsin-Madison renewable energy research center that has played a key role in helping land one of its biggest government grants ever.

In his budget, Walker is proposing to eliminate $8.1 million over two years — a total of 35 positions — from a bioenergy program."

http://www.jsonline.com/news/statepolitics/scott-walker-wants-to-end-funding-for-renewable-energy-program-b99452612z1-294532231.html
Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Sun Mar 1, 2015, 12:18 AM (2 replies)

From Matt Taibbi's recent piece on Walker in Rolling Stone:

"He's just a doughy, finger-pointing white guy of the type the Republican Party has been churning out to fill state assembly seats or run in back-bench congressional districts seemingly since the beginning of time. He's exactly the kind of politician the modern Democratic Party is set up to beat."

I agree. But man...we are 0-3 against this guy? How? Makes me feel like Wisconsin really is turning into some kind of backwater, even though I know it isn't.

Read more: http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/scott-walker-gods-gift-to-the-democratic-party-20150227#ixzz3T5JpK2rJ

Posted by Still In Wisconsin | Sat Feb 28, 2015, 07:25 PM (3 replies)
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