I've written in the past that I'm not the biggest political junkie, but I'm avid enough that I like to pay close attention.
I support Scott Walker and Rebecca Kleefisch, and I really like Tonette Walker. In my attempt to keep up with them I know I can't solely depend on local TV or the local newspaper. Sometimes they cover the governor. Sometimes they don't. And sometimes the coverage is, well, sorry, but blatantly tainted.
Our governor works very hard, so I've decided in my quest to learn more about his activities to share them in a new, hopefully weekly blog. I'm update as much as I can. Here's the first installment. Many of the articles linked to have videos worth watching.
We begin with this announcement from the governor.
"Unemployment has dropped to 6.1% in Wisconsin -- the lowest it’s been since 2008, and we helped Wisconsin create over 100,000 jobs and nearly 17,000 new businesses."
Good news for UW students and their parents.
Another announcement: WI jumped from 4th worst to 6th best in the nation for letting the public examine its checkbook, prompting this editorial.
And how about this photo:
On Friday, the governor signed a new law at the Milwaukee Police Department's district 3 station that will help expand the Shot Spotter program.
Wisconsin law enforcement groups applauded Gov. Walker’s signing of seven bills that could be life-savers.
Related reading: America's heroin epidemic.
Governor Walker signed dozens of bills this week, including one referred to as “Joey’s Law.” The new law makes it illegal for a felon’s family members to help him or her evade police. Current Wisconsin law prohibits a person from aiding or harboring a felon. But the law doesn’t apply to the felon’s spouse, parents, grandparents, children, grandchild and siblings.
Here the governor is pictured with Joey George’s family.
Prior to the governor's signature on Joey's Law, Fox 6 Milwaukee filed this report.
In Green Bay Friday, Governor Walker signed the "Silver Alert" bill.
"Governor Walker would like to finish his degree through the UW FlexOption once they expand the degree offerings," Walker's press secretary, Laurel Patrick told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. The governor has been a strong supporter of the University of Wisconsin-System's self-paced online course offerings.
Does the governor's lack of a degree matter?
The governor is in some pretty good company.
Whew! And there was more, but it's time for a HAPPY finale!