Scott Walker and the Republicans continues their crusade under the battle charge: We're in charge, we know what's best for local communities, women's bodies, the University system, people's health and on and on.
Used to be, in our father's Republican Party, local decisions for communities were left to be decided by local communities.
Not with Scott Walker and this breed of extremists, pocketing cash from special interests as they demolish local control. The message from Republicans is: We get paid, you lose control.
These Republicans in the legislature and Scott Walker are not the brightest bulbs, but they are the most corrupt.
Nick Penzenstadler reports:
Appleton Mayor Tim Hanna says he and mayors around the state think they’re being attacked in the state budget as the Legislature continues to strip away local control. ...Walker and Republicans have been saying since 2011 their mandates on local communities give communities "flexibility."
The Legislative Fiscal Bureau released its report this month with more than 90 “non-fiscal” policy items inserted to the budget. The figure has drawn criticism from good government advocates as an affront to the legislative process.
Dan Thompson, executive director of the League of Wisconsin Municipalities, said he has heard from mayors lamenting the policies that seem to take a “one-size-fits-all” approach. ... Walker’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment Thursday. He is scheduled to sign the state budget Sunday afternoon in Pleasant Prairie.
From left to right: Tim Russell, Scott Walker and Brian Pierick
This is Republican-speak for we made the law for your community, so now do it our way. We demand you to be flexible to conduct you local business the Republican way.
Consider all these mandates are coming from Governor Walker, the most corrupt governor in Wisconsin history.
See picture at above-right—two convicted criminals the likes of which Walker likes to surround himself.