Friday, June 20, 2014, 9:00am
Gov. Scott Walker talked about his 250,000 jobs pledge frequently in the earlier stages of in his governorship. Photo: Gage Skidmore (CC-BY-SA).
Gov. Scott Walker memorably pledged to help the private sector create 250,000 new jobs in four years; as his term nears its close, numbers show that the state is about 150,000 short of reaching that goal.
Thursday, June 19, 2014, 8:00am
Gov. Scott Walker. Photo: Shawn Johnson/WPR News.
When Scott Walker ran for governor in 2010, he had a message for voters about the size of the government he wanted to run: smaller, he said, was better. The question four years later is, did government actually get smaller?
Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 8:00am
In his 2010 campaign for governor, Scott Walker made a “Brown Bag Promise” to voters to run state government more like the way they run their own lives. It was a vague promise, but Walker included enough specifics so that four years later, it's possible to measure how he did.