Saturday, December 8, 2012

Walker doesn't want RTW4Less, but his wife wants state to pay for $500K kitchen

Wisconsin Job-killer Gov. Scott Walker says he doesn't want right-to-work-for-less in Wisconsin.

Michigan Liar Gov. Rick Scott said he didn't want right-to-work-for-less in Michigan either.  Then he jammed it through the Legislature in one day behind locked Statehouse doors. Without a hearing, without committees and without public input.

Anyhoo, this is what Walker is saying, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette:
Asked about if he’d sign right-to-work legislation, Walker said he doesn’t issue any veto threats, but said it would be “too huge of a distraction from the priorities I’ve set.”
One of those priorities may be the ongoing criminal investigation into Walker's tenure as Milwaukee County Executive. Reports the Wisconsin State Journal:
Keith Gilkes, Gov. Scott Walker's former chief of staff and campaign manager, told reporters Thursday after a forum at Marquette University that he is cooperating with prosecutors investigating Walker's tenure as Milwaukee County executive, WisPolitics reported Friday. 
Gilkes is the latest former top Walker aide to provide information in the ongoing John Doe investigation that has resulted in convictions for four former Walker associates for illegal campaign activity and embezzlement.
Moving on to the Mrs., Tonette Walker asked for a half-million-dollar kitchen renovation for the Governor's Mansion. WKOW reports,
The Wisconsin Department of Administration is asking the State Building Commission to approve $478,700 in general fund supported borrowing for kitchen renovations at the Governor's mansion. 
The request for the revamp of both the first floor kitchen and the second floor private quarters kitchenette originally came from First Lady Tonette Walker... 
The main floor kitchen has not been renovated since 1986...
Since 1986? Poor thing!