STAFF BLOG CAPITOL CHATTER Walker asks Wisconsinites for another vote
It may not be Minnesota politics, but a line in Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walkers recent fund-raising letter is too good to pass up as he faces a recall election:
With your help, I will be the first gover... Posted on 4/1/12 at 2:38 PM
Which approach will work best: The one in Minnesota, where Democrat Dayton wants both tax hikes and spending cuts but faces a newly Republican Legislature? Or the one in Wisconsin, where the House and Senate also count new Republican majorities — but has Walker, a GOP conservative, in the governor’s chair?
Minnesota has a Republican Legislature and a Democratic governor; Wisconsin Republicans have control of both branches. Get set for a fascinating, real-world social-science experiment, as two similar states respond to similar budget crises with radically different dynamics and (probably) policies and laws.
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