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Walker Ducks Question about State Plane Use PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Alex Japko   
Saturday, 06 October 2018 09:23

walker“News 18 asked him about when he used taxpayer money to fly from Appleton to Green Bay...he never commented about his trip by plane.”


CHIPPEWA FALLS, WI - Scott Walker’s use of the state plane is in the spotlight again. At a stop in Chippewa Falls Thursday, Walker was asked about Tony Evers’ livestream mocking his infamous plane ride between Appleton and Green Bay. As a surprise to no one, he lobbed some false attacks and ducked the question.

While Walker was in Chippewa Falls, News 18 asked him about when he used taxpayer money to fly from Appleton to Green Bay. Tony Evers and Mandela Barnes documented the same 24 mile trip on Facebook Live from their car Tuesday...he never commented about his trip by plane.

What happened next? Wisconsin’s most notorious frequent flyer hopped back on the plane of course! Here's his flight path for the day:

walker-plane-map

As a reminder, Walker’s took 65% more flights than any governor in the top 10 most populous states. Since dropping out of the presidential race in 2015, he’s racked up a $934,000 bill on more than 950 taxpayer funded flights.

“If Scott Walker thinks he can hop in his getaway plane to run from tough questions, he’s got another thing coming,” said Alex Japko. “Wisconsinites are fed up with their governor wasting their tax dollars. They deserve an explanation about why their governor is jet setting around the state on their dime.”

For a recap of Tony Evers and Mandela Barnes’ road trip mocking Walker, watch the highlight video released by the campaign here.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 09 October 2018 09:41
 
Vukmir Silent On Skipping 70% Of Opioid Task Force Meetings PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Brad Bainum   
Friday, 05 October 2018 17:57

leah-vukmirVukmir has proudly touted her role on the Task Force during her U.S. Senate campaign, and even claimed credit for the Task Force's work.


MADISON - 48 hours after a report that Republican U.S. Senate candidate Leah Vukmir blew off the majority of Gov. Scott Walker's Opioid Task Force meetings, despite touting her role on the Task Force, Vukmir has yet to explain why she failed to attend 7 of the Task Force's 10 meetings.

Vukmir has proudly touted her role on the Task Force during her U.S. Senate campaign, and even claimed credit for the Task Force's work, but the truth is that Vukmir didn't take her job seriously and blew off 70% of meetings.

Sure, Vukmir called in to two of the meetings that she skipped, in person. But when she did attend telephonically, Vukmir did not participate.

Leah Vukmir didn't do her job on the Governor's Opioid Task Force, she refuses to explain why, and now she's asking for a promotion to the U.S. Senate.

Across the board, Vukmir has consistently sided with powerful special interests over Wisconsinites, working to let insurance companies get out of covering Wisconsinites' various health care conditions, from mental health care and oral chemotherapy, to cochlear implants and substance abuse treatments. Now, Vukmir is campaigning on repealing the Affordable Care Act and gutting protections for Wisconsinites with pre-existing conditions.

 
FACT CHECK: Howard Marklein Voted to Give Billions to Foxconn While Shorting Our Roads and Schools PDF Print E-mail
Elections, Elected Officials, Political Parties
Written by Democratic Party of Wisconsin, Courtney Beyer   
Friday, 05 October 2018 16:44

Howard MarkleinReedsburg Republican sets Foxconn, big business first.


MADISON - Howard Marklein’s latest re-election ad makes several glaring omissions from his time in the legislature. A quick look behind the curtains makes the facts clear: Howard Marklein voted to give billions of taxpayer dollars to a foreign corporation while shorting priorities for hardworking Wisconsinites.

CLAIM: Howard Marklein “kept [his] word to look after your tax dollars

REALITY: Marklein voted to give $4.5 billion of taxpayer money to Foxconn, a Chinese corporation with a history of broken promises. This $4.5 billion giveaway is the largest state taxpayer handout to a foreign corporation in U.S. history. Under the best-case scenario, it will be at least 25 years until Wisconsin taxpayers could potentially break even on their investment, if at all.

CLAIM: “We’ll be spending more on things that matter here at home: education…

REALITY: One of Marklein’s first acts in public office was to vote to slash $800 million in funding for Wisconsin’s classrooms. Seven years later, funding for public education remains below what it was in 2009. Wisconsin spends about $1,000 less per pupil than before Marklein took office and ranks below six other Midwest states.

CLAIM: “We’ll be spending more on things that matter here at home:…transportation

REALITY: As part of Republicans’ $4.5 billion taxpayer giveaway to Foxconn, Marklein voted to divert $90 million in funding for local road projects to Foxconn. Thanks to the neglect of Republicans like Marklein, the financial burden of Wisconsin’s crumbling roads has fallen to Wisconsin taxpayers -- local government “wheel taxes” have nearly tripled, and Wisconsinites in some parts of the state are paying upwards of $2,100 on car repairs because of the poor conditions of Wisconsin’s roads.

The facts couldn’t be clearer: Howard Marklein has neglected and short changed Wisconsin priorities while doling out billions of taxpayer dollars to a foreign corporation.

 
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