Janesville Gazette askes voters to recognize Walker’s accomplishments, keep moving Wisconsin forward
October 26, 2018
[Madison, WI] — The Janesville Gazette editorial board is asking voters to recognize Scott Walker’s accomplishments as governor and to give him a third term. Citing low unemployment, tax cuts, budget surpluses, and economic growth – the paper put it perfectly: “Wisconsin is better off today than it was in 2010 when Walker was first elected.”
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Our Views: Walker deserves more credit than he’s getting
October 25, 2018
Only in a political climate this bizarre could an incumbent overseeing a 2.9 percent unemployment rate find himself in a toss-up race against an opponent with no relevant governing experience.
That’s the reality facing Gov. Scott Walker. Democrats have somehow managed to generate doubts over the benefits of tax cuts, budget surpluses and economic growth.
We shouldn’t have to say it, but nothing can be taken for granted this election season: Wisconsin is better off today than it was in 2010 when Walker was first elected.
Everywhere you look, progress abounds. Walker has made several campaign stops in Rock County, most recently at Prent Corp. in Janesville, because there are so many success stories here, and Walker deserves some of the credit.
And yet, if one listens to Walker’s opponent, State Superintendent Tony Evers, you’d think life was better before Walker’s arrival. You’d think Walker’s initiative to freeze tuition at state universities harmed students. You’d think keeping property taxes low was irresponsible. You’d think economic development was a cancer on this state.
Make no mistake, electing Evers will reverse gains made, including on the property tax front. Many Democrats want to loosen state-imposed levy limits so school districts and municipalities can suck up more taxpayer money. But this election isn’t only about what Evers would tear down. It’s also about the future policies Walker and the Legislature won’t be able to enact with Evers in office.
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