33 Burst results for "Governor Scott Walker"
Analyzing California's Governor Recall Election: The Three Waves of Ballots
"There's going to be three waves about that happen tonight. And tomorrow and leading up to the next couple days the first balanced that are gonna be counter all mail in ballots so expect the democrats have a major jump and that tonight but that doesn't mean it's over. The second wave of ballots are going to be people that have voted in person today or they went and dropped off those meal and ballots. Third wave is going gonna be people that meld in their ballots today or a few days before election day so could be short. Night could be a long night. It's always looked now. I believe this thing is razor close. I believe that there is a silent californian voter ready to rise up against the new regime recalls tricky. There's only one other governor that is successfully been able to fight off a recall in recent american political history and that was governor scott walker andrew. You live in california. Stop looking at the polls. Those are all garbage. Those are simulated. What are you seeing hearing on the ground in california. I'm seeing an incredible amount of energy for the for larry elder. You could make the argument that i live in a bubble. I probably do we all do to some extent. I will tell you that this you know you. And i were talking months ago. I was underwhelmed. I didn't think that it really stood real chance. All of a sudden the energy behind the recall movement exploded it was a true grassroots movement. Outpouring i mean you're seeing it in in liberal enclaves strongholds like santa barbara you're seeing it and coastal communities you were seeing massive crowds gather local communities getting together and in ways that i hadn't seen in california in a long time. Now there was. There was trump excitement all this this this blew that away. I will tell you anecdotally. This blew that away. I think there was a collective exhaustion. There's just homelessness everywhere. It's expensive we all look at the state. Is the weather the topography. The just the everything about it. There's so much going for it and to see it being run the way it is. It's it's a
"governor scott walker" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"Despite what the media despite the left, says there are plenty of other good, decent Americans who share their police. You know, these college campuses are supported in no small part by a ton of federal funding. I shouldn't Shouldn't there be some requirement that they fulfil intellectual freedom and viewpoint diversity standards in order to receive that funding? When a minimum free speech. I think you're exactly what we used to, but at a very, I mean this to me. It used to be that free speech wasn't something that was a partisan issue. Used to be. I mean, Ironically, many of the same college administrators were clamping down at any sort of center. Right viewpoints were the very people who back in the sixties and seventies were objecting against what they perceived to be. Somewhat college or somewhat conservative college administrators. Now they're the ones doing it. Reverse. First and foremost, free speech should be an absolute requirement to get any sort of government assistance at the federal, the state of the local level, then and then, after that, I actually think that alone will actually help, uh, gravitate towards more balanced viewpoint within the classroom. Yeah, it just seems like I think that we don't spend enough time on on thinking about our college campuses, especially because these are The laboratories for the absolute worst ideas right now, and we've it was a college. It wasn't that long ago that maybe even you did, But I definitely did. I would laugh at the nonsense happening on some of these campuses and be like, wait until they get to the real world. Once they got to the real world, guess what they did. They turned the real world into their college campuses. And things just got worse, which suggest that we need to be in the business you're in, which is confronting this head on Governor Scott Walker. And the only way we're going to in a state like mine, that's a competitive swing state The only way conservatives common sense conservatives are going to win in the future is if we start to make inroads with generations eat For too long. We've done that. And when I went to school, very liberal, for sure, But you could at least be heard. You could at least have a debate. My kids are 25 26. It has already started to slip away, then. In the last year, though it has gotten unbelievable to the point that, you know. Look at Harvard. The historically traditionally the Kennedy School have had a a debate post election. A discussion from the To the winning the losing campaign. They can't even do that. Because they're too won't even with anybody who worked for Trump even speak their This is unbelievable. Un American. We've got to push back. And if we don't? Yes. Not just about Republican Democrat. It's freedom that's underlined. I'm glad you brought that up. I was just reading about this story in the last 24 hours. Yeah, Harvard's Kennedy School, which, as he said, like normally has the campaign operatives from both sides in the wake of an election come and speak their only bringing in the Biden team this time, That's that's how little regard they have. For the people who support Donald Trump across the country. They and the Republican Party they think you're not worthy of that stage. That is Outrageous Governor Scott Walker. Thank you for your perspective, and please keep up the good fight there. Will do. Thanks for me on Keep time for freedom. Thank you very much again with the young America's Foundation That was governor Scott Walker is 4 45 now time for WMD trafficking, whether every 10 minutes first on the five years Ed Rodriguez in the hottie, carpet cleaning traffic.
"governor scott walker" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"The stories that have been breaking while you've been at work. This is the Larry O'Connor shell. So many of you want to jump in here. We've got Governor Scott Walker coming up. I want to talk more about Loudon County schools. MEREDITH in Alabama wants to go to the Yeah. The teachers are absolutely getting paid. MEREDITH, I don't have time to bring you onto the show because I got a lot of other stuff to get to, but only yeah, absolutely. No teacher has lost paycheck. During this entire thing That's that's part of what's so frustrating about when you hear from the parent. They're saying that my the person who comes to pick up my garbage is taking a bigger risk right now, then these teachers and by the way, I mean, who among you right now, if I had to ask you what special accommodations have you had to make? In your business to keep the doors open to keep doing what you're paid to do through the covert 19 pandemic. You You could tell me a whole list of things, you know, personal protection, hand sanitizers spacing, you know, rules about how money can be in the office when all of these things at what point Our schools. Obliged to make those same accommodations that never even enters the conversation. It's just no no, no. Can't do it can't do it can't do it. So I do a lot of you want to get in here and I want it and I want to get with you in a moment. Stay there. I'm not going away. It's just gonna be a little late Governor Scott Walker coming up. And I really want you to hear this audio from John Kerry. John Kerry, who is now the climate czar. As I asked you in the last hour if we handed over all of this power and all of this control this this Completely. Non transparent Unaccountable. Without any due process. Direct control over our business is over. Our school's over over our means of transportation. Think about all of the things that each individual governor has been able to take into control and decide unilaterally without the benefit of committee hearings without the benefit of testimony. Without the benefit of you's having your representative, take a vote. None of it. They all unilaterally decided this is how it's going to be. I'm the governor. I set the policy because it's a national emergency. It's a state emergency. It's a pandemic. It's a Crisis boom boom boom and that and that every single state and of course, every governor did it differently. So now that they were able to do that. Under covert 19 what is stopping them from doing similar.
"governor scott walker" Discussed on KOMO
"Jan. The January February time for him, George, How about this next phase? Where do you come down on this set? There seems to be some tension between having essential workers get the next tranche of the vaccine versus having the elderly who are most vulnerable to get it. Where do you come down on that? Well, you know, we haven't had the advisory committee on immunization practices give us their recommendations on that next traunch of people. I'm very concerned about the vulnerable personally, I'm very concerned about the elderly, um, very concerned about ethnic and racial minority groups that have suffered such a disproportionate impact. In terms of the burden of this disease. But I want to get the best advice and here is possible before we make recommendations to our governors, and your governors make the call at the end of the day on whom they will prioritize. Dr Redfield also said this week that as a nation we were severely under prepared for the pandemic. As you approach the end of the Trump administration. Any thoughts on what more could have been done any regrets? So George, this was really unprecedented pandemic. We had done a lot to prepare for pandemic influenza. I led those efforts in the Bush administration. But this krone virus brought many new dimensions. So we've learned more about how to improve our testing system. We've created a next generation strategic stockpile. We've created better data systems. The one I mentioned earlier that give us complete visibility into our hospital system for the first time ever, and we have operation warp speed. That's allowed us to bring therapeutics by the fall vaccines within 10 months of this pandemic, hitting our shores so We've been learning through this unprecedented, unprecedented pandemic and just trying to improve every step of the way Secretaries are thanks very much for your time this morning. Thank you. George. President. Trump has been mostly silent on the pandemic this week and it his first post election rally last night in Georgia. Continued his effort to overturn Joe Biden's victory with a blizzard of false claims. You know, we won Georgia just so you understand way we're joined now by Georgia Secretary State Brad Rackets. Berger Secretary Rapids Burger. Thank you for joining us. This morning. In addition to claiming victory, the president is pressuring the governor of your state to call a special session of the state Legislature to try to overturn the results. You're a conservative Republican. You wanted President Trump. Win. Can you explain why what he's saying and doing now is in your view wrong? Well, Good morning, George. The people of Georgia spoke in this election, and obviously I'm a conservative Republican, disappointing the results, But I said, we'll count every legal vote and work hard to make sure that no illegal votes were counted as we've been doing. I don't believe that there's the will in the General Assembly for a special session. So there you don't expect the special session take place on Tuesday? No, there's a petition out there to try to call Ford. I know the governor has refused. Well, that's something that's not my that's beyond my office is calling. That's what the governor of the General Assembly and I'm sure we'll have conversations. At the end of the day. What they're really trying to say is that they did that if they would be then nullifying the will of the people. If you look at how the elections turned out here in Georgia President Trump 10% less votes in Cherokee County, which is a rich Red County. This election cycle would feel county up in northwest Georgia. Less than 4.5%. And so really, At the end of the day, the voice of the people were spoken. I'm disappointed as a conservative Republican also Your office is investigated Claims of fraud. What have they found? We've never found systemic fraud, not enough to overturn the election. We have over 250 cases. Right now. We reach out to the governor and asked for additional manpower resources with G B. I guess this additional reach so we can finish up these investigations quickly. But right now, we don't see anything that would overturn the will of the people here in Georgia. You had the hand on it. You had the machine recounts. The president's trying to make an issue now what he calls signature verification. What's it play there? Well, just read off, Governor Scott Walker said on Facebook that this upcoming election we need to do signature match. We always have been doing signature match. In fact, I strengthen signature match if you've filled out of paper application. No, that came back with a signature. We matched it then. And then we went ahead. When you send in your ballot. We matched again. And I'm the first secretary state ever stand up off online portal for absentee ballot applications, which Connects us with photo I d. And so we've strengthened that we've also done trading with our election officials through the GPS signature match learning and techniques that they use to verify signatures. So we strengthen signature match in Georgia will continue to do that. Follow the law. You've got to run off elections coming up in early January for Senate in Georgia, both those incoming both of the Republican candidates have called for you to be removed. From office. Do you still support their candidacy? Absolutely. I'm a Republican. I vote for Republicans, so I wish them well. The job of the Republican Party is to raise money and turn out the vote. My job as secretary of state is make sure we have honest and fair elections. It's a simple is that I think in my office and integrity matters. You think there's because of all these questions about the election? You think it might make it more difficult for the Republican candidates to prevail in January? What makes it these distractions? This'll disunity does make it more difficult. And so the candidates throughout their running hard I understand will be debates today. And I wish them well. Secretary. Rabbits burger. Thanks for your time this morning. Thanks, George. Next, the latest on covert relief negotiations in Congress. Closer powerhouse round table stay with US As.
"governor scott walker" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"What is potentially next is Jamie Floyd Newsrooms, legal editor and senior editor of Our Race and Justice. Unit and I think you may be going for the Kornacki. Jamie. We're keeping you on the air a lot these days. That's a thing now. So yesterday we talked. We talked about many court cases that the Trump campaign has filed. We talked about this yesterday. Has there been any movement in any of those cases in the last 24 hours? Oh, yeah, well, the legal offensive continues Alison despite a number of setbacks since we spoke at this time yesterday, 24 hours ago, the campaign sue to allow its observers closer to ballot counting in Pennsylvania as we discussed. That's who resulted in a minor victory when the judge essentially ordered the parties to negotiate over the Trump campaign's desire to observe the counting. And they did. And so now the Republicans are a bit closer to the action. But Alison importantly, the counting is ongoing in Pennsylvania, so they were not successful in halting the count. A similar suit in Michigan has been dismissed. A suit over late absentee ballots in Georgia has been dismissed. So to be clear vote counting continues in Pennsylvania, Nevada. Georgia and Arizona. And these are the battleground states, which are under intense scrutiny. As you've been discussing bite an inching closer to the electoral college votes he needs to secure the presidency and obviously our newsroom closely tracking the count. And we'll bring it to listeners and readers on Gothamist as soon as we know more Over the last 24 hours. Officials in these states that are still too close to call have emphasized that they're not seeing voter fraud and that they're doing things very carefully. Why is it so important to emphasize that these last ballots are counted? Right, Well, you know, in addition to slowing the process down, which is President Trump's goal in filing these suits. President Trump is also continuing to cast doubt on the results on the process. He's also keying up his supporters who are reportedly Allison. Planning rallies across the country, their branding their rallies now as protect the vote rallies, But the countervailing goal of the people in these many halls across the country doing the counting in Philadelphia in Detroit in Phoenix in Atlanta, is to respect their work. And the voters who took the time to fill out these ballots and to mail them in senior citizens, Veterans, the disabled people at risk of contracting Cove. It Their votes all count every last one. That's the foundation of our democracy. That's why it's critical that every single ballot be counted to begin to restore faith in our system after four years of it being questioned And undermined Election officials in Georgia spoke to the media this morning around 10:30 A.m., and at that time there were 4169 votes to be counted. I'm sure it's changed by now. That's that's the downside of life readers. I can't check Twitter while I'm talking to smart people because I have to listen to them. They don't expect to have what they're calling final final numbers until tomorrow. So why is it so significant? The vote in the state of Georgia remains too close to call, right. So Georgia is the most for me. The most fascinating state on the map. As you say about 96 97%, maybe even 90. 9% of the vote has been counted. The remaining votes are in democratic areas, and it's likely to be AH, and under 10,000 votes spread within within, you know that margin in a presidential election, right? Eso. It brings to mind Bush v. Gore and you know, with that in mind, the Trump campaign filed one of its lawsuits in Chatham County, claiming a CZ as we've all heard about now that 53 53 mail in ballots arrived after election Day and should be thrown out. Based on the testimony of a single GOP poll watcher, election officials said the ballots arrived before the deadline, and the lawsuit was quickly dismissed. So the counting continues there. But AH, officials are predicting Alison There will be an automatic recount triggered When the candidates are within 0.5% of each other and the results Do you have to be certified before that recount can start Alison? So we're thinking that'll be Saturday tomorrow or possibly Sunday, but everyone is expecting a recount. In Georgia. It has a huge number of counties. It's a big, It's a big It's a big process in Georgia. My guess is Jamie Floyd WNYC legal editor, Wisconsin Okay, so the Trump campaign said it will demand a recount in Wisconsin, which is not nearly as closed as the rest of the states that we're talking about today. How likely is that recount to help Trump's numbers? How likely to happen? And then how likely is it to help? It's gonna happen. It's not going to help the law in every state is different as it is for the voting process. It's different for what happens when there's a dispute. A lawn. Wisconsin says Donald Trump is entitled to a recount there if he wants to pay for it. Ah, and former Governor Scott Walker, a quite conservative Republican, has spoken out to say. Mr Trump. It's just not worth it. You're not gonna win. It's not worth it. But on Wednesday, the Trump campaign said he will request the recount after unofficial tallies there showed the spread is about 20,000 votes so and they're alleging, by the way again, Alison with little evidence that there were irregularities in the vote. Uh, the recount there, by the way cannot begin until they certify their results and those air not due until December, 1st. Oh, my goodness. I just left me with took my breath away for a minute. December 1st Ah, Pennsylvania so lies obviously on Pennsylvania. This would secure it for Vice President Biden. To get to 2 70 Senator Pat Toomey from Pennsylvania, said earlier today, no evidence the Democrats are trying to steal the election in this state. President Trump's, You know, they seem particularly and hiss surrogate, seem particularly focused on Pennsylvania. You've heard, for example, Lindsay Graham say, I trust Arizona, but not Pennsylvania. Right, Right. Well, of course, the big fight is there because there are 20 Electoral votes there, and you know that. That's the whole game If Biden wins Pennsylvania, right? Um, if if we want to know when the counting will be finished, I did talk to some lawyers close to the process, and they also are looking at finishing this weekend. It is a process for them. That they were less familiar with than other states but apparently is going much more smoothly than many had anticipated, despite claims by Republicans that they haven't been able to observe, and we just discussed that has been largely resolved..
"governor scott walker" Discussed on WMAL 630AM
"And then you know, And in Milwaukee, also, you had you had seven precincts and bother you could you definitely should ask Governor Scott Walker, whose campaign by the way I worked on his first governor race. Which is kind of interesting, But anyway, there were seven precincts in Milwaukee County. They had excess of 100% turnout. Okay, there's the type of stuff that normally happens in Philadelphia. And Detroit. You know, Mork. It's seven precincts where and you know when they when they did the numbers and stuff, something like 900 excess votes. Her precinct. So comes up with something like 5000, both in just seven presence in the southwest side of Milwaukee. Healthy itself. You know, a bunch of rats were obviously relying on your assessment this morning as you're calling in, But when you talk about that date, I did see some rejection. Some pushback on the idea that more voters had voted, then registered in Wisconsin because that some people were using old voter registration data in order to make that argument and not current registration data. Also, Wisconsin has same day. Registration so that would actually play into this. Are you confident and those numbers like Where do you get those from you? Just to correct. You row quick. I'm not. Yeah, I'm totally familiar. There's some people that thought there was 3.1 Million registered voters know it's not 3.5 year, right? It comes up to 90% not talking statewide. I'm talking about seven precincts and Milwaukee County. For example. Just seven precincts, for example, had more than 101 100. Percent of the registered voters. And in addition to that, the other point you're bringing up over here. When they really looked into the same day voting. They estimated the amount of people that 3.1 million that asked. You did vote out of the 3.43 point five registered Out of that you would have had to have 900,000 new registrations that day again, which is impossible. You've never had anything close to it. You know, I think normally same day registration we have at the most 300,000 in every election. And again. I was looking at this whole analysis of this two in the morning when they were really breaking this down because his late breaking all this stuff. Right, you know, and being from Wisconsin. Look, I know you're running out of time itself with Governor Try to look up. This researcher equips. You can ask him more specifically about it. But this is ridiculous would happen with Scott. There's no way you get 90% turnout. You just do not. You know, it was like 3.15 million voted out 3.5. It comes up like 89% 90% something like that. It's ridiculous. Rafael. Thank you so much. We appreciate you joining us from Wisconsin living in Florida. Listening to W E. Gotta love it right fail. Thank you. So have a have a great day..
"governor scott walker" Discussed on KQED Radio
"You're listening to the takeaway. I'm tan Xena Vega And as we just heard, President Trump pledged to do many things when he took office in 2016. And while he's fulfilled some of those promises he's failed on others, and that includes his promise to revive the industrial economies in key battleground states like Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin. 2018 Trump promised to bring the Taiwanese company Foxconn to Wisconsin and along with it 13,000 jobs to reinvigorate manufacturing in the region. But today, more than two years later, Foxconn has only hired a few 100 employees, and the factory itself is largely being used as a storage facility. Josh Jessa is investigations editor and feature writer at the verge and he's here with me now, Josh, Thanks so much. You're having me So why did Trump promise Foxconn was coming to Wisconsin? What was his political agenda there? So if you think back to 2017 Trump was making a push to bring back manufacturing to the US, and particularly to rust Belt states like Wisconsin And the Foxconn deal began really right after he took office when Fox hunts founder Terry Go Floats. The idea of a large manufacturing presence in the U. S. And Quo makes these sort of overtures frequently and often nothing comes of them. Factories that you promise is often don't arrive, but Trump administration really ran with this proposal arranged a meeting between glow and Walker that then Governor Scott Walker, who then proceeded to offer the company in enormous subsidy package to build a 13,000 employees 20 million Square foot large panel LCD factory in Wisconsin. Now that has not materialized so far, the 13,000 jobs and everything else what happened there? Why was it Foxconn that failed to deliver on its promise to Wisconsin? There are a couple points of failure here and the main one. The short answer is that The factory. Fox comes proposing never really made commercial sense. There was, AH, glad in the healthy industry that was foreseeable. At the time, the cost of labor would have demolished the thin margins of the industry. There weren't suppliers in Wisconsin that last one would need to be able to run this kind of facility. And lost on leadership. From what I've been able to find was aware of this pretty shortly after the groundbreaking ceremony, if not before, and really started searching around for anything else to do in Wisconsin. And you know that would have been a short story concluded that what had proposed wasn't going to work. But instead, Foxconn and support of politicians, including the Trump Administration, continued to insist that Everything was on track and going well as the company vast lated wildly from plant to plan We keep saying they were 13,000 jobs promised how many jobs have actually materialized, Josh? So very few. The Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation found that at the end of last year, there were 281 employees eligible under the terms of the contract. At that time I was supposed to have a little over 2000 and it needed about 500 twenty's against subsidies. That number was supposed to increase rapidly is supposed to reach 13,000 by 2022 in Sam's going the wrong direction. I found flocks can lead people off beginning this year shortly after the deadline to receive subsidies past So a small small fraction of what it was supposed to employ. We're going to have to take a quick break, but we'll have more on Foxconn in Wisconsin. What it means for President Trump's legacy coming up on the take.
"governor scott walker" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Third iteration of that did stay one place where the president has relied on. Executive orders is with immigration. He's used four hundred executive orders action so far to attempt to shutdown asylum slash refugee admissions How successful has he been there. And i guess successes depends on how you define it at. The president's strategy has really been to dissuade people from entering the country rather than to deport them. Yeah i think this is one of the more significant Where he's had more significant role than some other issues So we mentioned a you know the travel ban He has talked a lot about Deporting everyone all illegal people who are here illegally. That didn't happen but he has carved into that cut into that and he's also cut into people that could come here. I remember one of the this year. One of the most significant things he did was stop foreign workers from coming any basically said. I'm not going to give visas to them. That's a huge number of people. Were talking about people with no skills where people talking about people with low skills all all of the above He said he did that. Because of the coronavirus but really with that order he was able to do that So so significant and other significant immigration was the number of refugees. He was allowing It reached about eighty five thousand during the obama term. And now he's looking at next year at Ten or twenty thousand so it's really really been reduced anita as an interview with nbc news. Stephen miller Who's an advisor to the president particularly on issues of immigration. Laid out in a very aggressive plan. should the president be reelected to include a freeze on immigration and punishing sanctuary cities. Is this along the lines of what the president has already outlined his. It's something that appeals to his base. Should he be reelected yeah. It really does appeal to his base. One of them. Remarkable things about twenty twenty. Is that this this Election really wasn't about immigration. I thought it would be but obviously because of the pandemic thanks got changed around. But i think still that messages there. He still wants to do certain things. What stephen miller was talking about with th were things that he had tried to do and didn't accomplish or or along the vein so i do think that we're gonna see more of that Come to come next next term if he's elected interesting you mentioned sanctuary cities. That's something that president trump has been trying on and the courts have pushed him off of that he has not been able to fund sanctuary cities and we should mention that new york is one of those cities Anita kumar is a white house correspondent for politico anita. Thanks so much for going through this report card with us. Sheriff thanks for having me. President trump pledged to do many things when he took office in two thousand sixteen and while he's fulfilled some of those promises he's failed on others and that includes his promise to revive the industrial economies and key battleground states like michigan. Ohio and wisconsin in two thousand. Eighteen trump promised to bring the taiwanese company foxconn to wisconsin and along with it. Thirteen thousand jobs to reinvigorate manufacturing in the region. But today more than two years later foxconn has only hired a few hundred employees and the factory itself is largely being used as a storage facility. Josh jessica is investigations editor and feature writer. At the verge. And he's here with me. Now josh thanks so much for having me. So why did trump promise. Foxconn was coming to wisconsin. What was his political agenda there. So if you think back to twenty seventeen trump was making a push to bring back manufacturing to the us and particularly to rust belt. States like wisconsin and the fox deal began really right after he took office when foxconn. Founder terry guel fluids. The idea of a large manufacturing presence in the us and guo makes these sorts of overtures frequently and often nothing comes to them back drains that he promises often don't arrive but trump administration really ran with this proposal arranged a meeting between glow and walker that then governor scott walker who then proceeded to offer the company in enormous subsidy package to build a thirteen thousand employees twenty million square foot large panel. Lcd factory in wisconsin. Now that has not materialized so far the thirteen thousand jobs and everything else what happened there. Why was it foxconn that failed to deliver on. Its promise to wisconsin. There are a couple points of failure here and the main line. The short answer is that the factory foxconn was proposing never really made commercial sense. There was a glut in the lcd industry that was foreseeable at the time. The cost of labor would would've demolished the thin margins of the industry. There weren't suppliers in wisconsin that fox hunt would need to be able to run this kind of facility and foxconn leadership from i've been able to find was aware of this pretty shortly after the ground breaking ceremony if not before and and really started searching around for anything else to do in wisconsin. And you know that would have been a short story of fox concluded that what it had proposed wasn't going to work but instead fox kind and supportive politicians including the trump administration and continued to insist that everything was on track and going well as the company about slated wildly from plan to plan. We keep seeing there. Were thirteen thousand jobs. Promised how many jobs have actually materialized josh. So very few wisconsin economic development corporation found that at the end of last year. There were two hundred eighty. One employees eligible under the terms of the contract at that time was supposed to have a little over two thousand and it needed a about five hundred twenty to get subsidies that number was supposed to increase rapidly supposed to reach thirteen thousand by twenty twenty two in the wrong direction. I found foxconn laid people off beginning this year shortly after the deadline to receive. Subsidies passed so a small small fraction of what fox comes opposed employer. President trump touted the foxconn plant as part of this major economic investment in the region. And we know that even more broadly the president has really failed to keep that promise in the region and michigan wisconsin ohio as foxconn one of the biggest examples of sort of promises not kept to bring back these types of jobs fox was really a centerpiece of that effort. This was supposed to be a major employer new industry in the us and in particular in an industry that is currently based almost entirely china. And this was supposed to be an example of restoring manufacturing and specifically a type of tech manufacturing that that could be the foundation for a new industry of the us.
"governor scott walker" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM
"Afternoon. Welcome to this. The Thursday edition of a public affair. I'm your host for this hour. My name is Alan Rough. Before we jump into today's program, just a very quick announcement. For those of you who might be wondering if there's anything going on. On Election day or right after with community organizations, there's a broad umbrella of various groups, organizations. Excuse me have organized a whole range Really off events, demonstrations, maybe some protests, online stuff and so on. And you could find information about that if you go on Facebook. While two there's a new group formed up a new page called Defend Democracy Alliance, have a calendar of events and other information there again that's defend. Democracy alliance on as a Facebook page. Which leads us right into what we're dealing with today. A number of people have asked me whether I was going to if I was doing something special in regard to the election, and some things didn't pan out and others I'm very happy to say did Pan Hut and we're going to be in a sense. Around about fashion, but very forward in another sense of referring to the election today because we're talking about today about Foxconn right in 2017, Donald Trump and then Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker struck a deal with the Taiwan based Fox confirm that the electronics giant That promised to turn self eastern Wisconsin into a high tech manufacturing powerhouse in what President Trump referred to present at the groundbreaking as the eighth wonder of the world. In which then Governor Scott Walker referred to as Wisconsin Valley of the Silicon Valley of the Midwest, Um, project went forward in exchange for billions in tax subsidies. Foxconn was supposed to build an enormous LCD factory in the tiny village of Mount Pleasant in Racine County. The firm and the projects. Enthusiastic boosters here in the state promised to create in there. Continually pronounced phrase 13,000 family supporting jobs at an average salary of $54,000 a year to manufacture huge pingpong table size state of the art. 10.5 generation liquid disc ray Liquid crystal display screen. Sorry. Well, here we are three years later and the factory and the jobs don't exist, and they probably never will. And the massive amount of rural property gobbled up for it has become a wasteland. It currently appears at this point that the monument, you mental problems. I can't talk to these. Sorry, folks. That the monumental project is headed for some kind of default well with us to discuss a number of the issues regarding this whole project is Geezer who is a investigative reporter and editor and feature writer at the merge, where he covers technology, business and climate change. His award winning work has also appeared in the Pacific Standard, Newsweek and Mighty Technology Review and other publications. Also joining us is Madison based writer of Lawrence Tayback. Who has been following the Fox Khan story since its announcement in July of 17 is three in depth. Foxconn Stories for Belt magazine were recognized as the best of 2017 by long reads dot com. And his investigation into Fox. Khan was published in the American prospect in September. 2018. His work has appeared in the New York Times in the Atlantic and is the and he's the author. Of the forthcoming Fox conned how the mindless pursuit of good jobs destroyed. Excuse me. How the mindless pursuit of good jobs destroys homes, waste billions and enriches the few. Lawrence and just Josh. Welcome to W. O R T. Happy to be here. Thank you. Thanks for having me on sure. The Let's start at the beginning. Lawrence. I want to start with you. That is you've done. You've been watching this whole thing from jump street. What for our listeners and who might not, for some reason be acquainted with with with This past this history. What is Fox Gun? It's track record. How did this project come about? Bilious probably helpful to have a bit of a background on what Fox gun is and does. Gascon is a Taiwan based company that has most of its assets in mainland China. It is most famous for its huge factories that produce IPhones and other electronic devices. When you think of a factory, you probably are not going to be able to picture what a Foxconn Assembly factory looks like in China. Some of these factories have had up to 400,000 workers in one location. And they have at times produce an astounding half a million iPhones a day. So this is sort of boggles the mind. But it also sort of sets the stage for why Wisconsin's boosters might be able to picture A grand production facility here in Wisconsin. So talk about you know, it didn't come about it just didn't fall from the sky. There was this try 100. There was formed up that is a Donald Trump, the CEO of Foxconn, Terry Gou and then governor at the time. Scott Walker talk about that. Well, this all goes back to promises that were established during the 2016 election when Trump really promised to revive American manufacturing was one of his fundamental themes and one of the reasons that he did. As well as he did in the upper Midwest. And his promise of make America great again harked back to the days of The U. S is manufacturing boom which really covered about three decades, starting after and during World War two up until the mid 19 seventies. And the nostalgia for those days in those jobs was a primary. Um, sort of Ah, slogan that powered his campaign And as he was elected, he put out feelers to Cos. Particularly Chinese and other Asian companies, inviting them to invest more heavily in the US And the Fox Condi L really originated with those outreaches. No, it's a marvel, of course, and reading more and more and learning more and more about the whole project for some time now that it's never simply been a matter of economics, a CZ you've already referenced that is the Wisconsin Deal. Uh, Cambone. It a zoo, a plan for a factory in a swing state that Trump narrowly won, where the Republican governor was campaigning for reelection on job creation. Walker was created. Jobs jobs. Jobs was his litany and then in the district of then speaker of the House, Paul Ryan and still the Wisconsin State Assembly speaker, Robin Boss's district. So Clearly was head political motivations from the start. It is It appears to me that that was a TS some level the primary consideration..
"governor scott walker" Discussed on Bloomberg Radio New York
"From Singapore, Jules Thanks, Doug. Let's get to top a now and check in with Bloomberg Opinion columnist Tim Copan you're writing about folks. Cons Wisconsin plant and why it never made sense. You've been talking about this for a couple of years. Tim. You never liked this idea. Tell us why atleast in your opinion, you're right. Well, basically run down Private Donald Trump to be elected. Yeah, almost kind of Britain's manufacturing backto America, including I friends, and that's time that all good and well and has helped get him elected. Within a year. Here is economic deal have box communist Wisconsin and I'm not a big factory there. They were pledging to invest after $10 billion create many of today about jobs in return Wisconsin with fishing at massive tax incentives and all sorts of things. Really? The economics never worked out its very labor intensive industry on the jobs that would have been created there really wouldn't take that kind of project. Said that they were planning and I predicted very, very own mother wouldn't happen in a week. Donald Trump got inaugurated three months four years ago, I said, makes sense. Now the latest music week It's the second year in a row. Of the state of Wisconsin, the Wisconsin economic development called 12 Bucks for No. We're not giving you that action centers because you haven't met the targets for employment and investment on Do you know what's constant already spent a lot of time and money out to buy up land to build a lot of things, but this feels for this project. It's not coming through on details are real waste money. And what can Foxconn due to turn things around here and try and get back? Its global reputation that you say could have been a little bit damaged by this? Here. Look, I think I think really, they're casing here is this constant has been you Governor Scott Walker was booted out of office, in part because the debacle at the same time, Foxconn has new management. Terry goal. The founder and chairman of Steven might have political run for office in Taiwan. It has a new management manager, Young Leo and I would say that they need you basically what, Like clean. A young girl needs a cloud of milk with that deal on the plans and know what they were seeing the but they made him a steak. Explain how they made this steak, how they got ahead of themselves. And basically pledged to do better in future that day. I've done too many governments around the world and expand.
"governor scott walker" Discussed on WORT 89.9 FM
"Is Patty Pel Tecos and I'll Be your host this hour. Today's show will be devoted to a conversation about work about jobs about the value and values of jobs. Joining us by phone from London is David Draper, a professor of anthropology at the London School of Economics. David is the author of a new book on jobs. It's a book with a short title. But the title consists of a few words. I can't say on the air, so I'm going to abbreviate it even more. B s jobs, a theory. I was reading B s jobs, a theory while also reading about flood damage throughout Wisconsin. Some years ago, Governor Scott Walker perch. The phrase climate change from the Department of Natural Resource is website. Governor. Walker has also purged the number of public employees serving the state. Despite his efforts, Governor Walker has not been able to purge climate change from Wisconsin. Last week, Governor Scott Walker declared a statewide emergency. An executive order number 306 Governor Walker declared a statewide emergency in response to a quote unquote persistent and ongoing weather pattern. He has also declared that additional personnel and re sources are needed to expedite the response and recovery operations in the affected areas. Our state is going to need to be rebuilt in more ways than one. Although the state is in an officially declared emergency, it's going to be hard to plan and rebuild if state employees can't talk about climate change. And then there's the question of who will do the work of rebuilding. Because, as David Graber writes in his new book, Young people in Europe and North America in particular, but increasingly throughout the world, are being psychologically prepared for useless jobs. Trained in how to pretend to work and then by various means shepherded into jobs that almost nobody really believes serves any meaningful purpose. David Graber. Welcome to a public affair. Thank you. Well, thanks so much for joining me on today's show. My pleasure. So, David, I was wondering if you could just describe briefly. How and why You became an anthropologist. Oh, God. Okay, Brief. Very brief. Um, I've always been interested in human possibility. You know, Um it strikes me that we're always told that the world we're in is the only world could possibly exist. But No. Even as a child. I was fascinated by the fact that clearly was not the case. You know, I think that we need to understand what humans are capable of to understand what we're capable of. And what the future could be like. So you participated in the occupy Wall Street movement, and I'm wondering how that has Could have found its way into the books that you have written, and especially your most recent book. Well, yeah, I've been involved in such things for some time was also involved in the global justice movement. Background 4001. You know, it's funny, Actually, I had written a book on debt. Yes, and I was in America in mainly in order to publicize it, and I wanted to get involved in something. You know, some kind of political project since I was going to be in the states anyway on that was 2011. And The odd thing was, I got involved in occupied from the early planning days. It just seemed like an interesting project and I didn't want to bring debt into it. You know, because I didn't want to, just like, use a social movement to publicize my book or impose my ideas on a movement anything like that. So I kind of try to avoid the subject. People have kept talking about it all the time. You know, I mean, it seemed like the one of the major things people angry, angry about that that got them out in the streets. So so gradually, I gotten it kind of Developed into a movement largely based around at the strike. That movement was very much involved in. This is not as directly about any specific social movements sort of project, but it's kind of tight, Oh, certain political concerns as well. Yes. So I guess before we go any further, I'd like you to to describe or define what exactly A B s job is okay, The first thing that I think it's important to stress is I'm not telling anybody who thinks sir. Job is meaningful or important that it's not. I mean, I feel that the person doing the job It is the best person to know whether what they're doing makes a difference in the world. What fascinates me is how many people are convinced that their jobs do not make a difference in the world. So so it's a subjective measure. What I what I basically mean by a B s job, a job where even the person doing it. Secretly feels obviously can't admit it that if this job were to disappear tomorrow, either would make no difference whatsoever or even the world might be a slightly better place. So this book evolved out of an essay that you wrote in 2013 for Strike magazine. And that s a was on the phenomenon of PS jobs. And I'm going to quote from your book now that you wrote that essay as a kind of experiment. And you were interested to find out what sort of response The essay would elicit. So what was the question you were trying to answer? And then what was the response? Well, I mean, how common is this? Well, I got onto it is I skip meeting people. I should put us context here. So here I am in the UK. I am a foreigner in one way, but I'm also sort of not really. Of the kind of professional background that you know most people from the academy you're in. So you know what? I'm sort of hop knobbing with faculty, spouses or people like that, you know? Okay, Well, what do you do? I'm an anthropologist. That sounds sort of interesting When it comes time to, you know, say, what do you do? They usually are kind of apologetic. And and a lot of them would say, Oh, nothing. And you think they're just being modest? But if you promise them a little bit, maybe give him a couple drinks often. You know, they'll admit that actually, No, They meant it literally. They do nothing all day. So they sit there and make cat names and update their Facebook profiles. Maybe do an hour or two a week, you know? Pump and I was shocked by this. I mean, I kept meeting people like this. How many of them are there or other people say? Well, why do something that you know if this entire industry were to disappear? Would make no difference. No, I.
Wisconsin delegates remain enthusiastic during downsized RNC
"The first day of the Republican National Convention. So the majority of Wisconsin's delegation staying in the state taking part and watch parties like one in Waukesha, alternate delegate Terry Did, Rick tells T M J for news. Still exciting to take part any way they can, but surreal really sorry about not being able to go there. But, you know, at the end of the day that the mission is still here in Wisconsin former governor Scott Walker wasn't Charlotte Monday to help renominate Mike Pence for the party's vice president.
"governor scott walker" Discussed on Capt. Hunter's Podcast
"So he went back to his board and This is my interpretation of what occurred but he went back to a sport and they were like, why don't you fighting against this Michael Bell Guy and everything and he brings this debt and he goes to believe the message said he's calling for is correct. And so I will tell you that politicians were scared to death about this thing they thought they were going to assist Michael Bell and then be labeled as anti law enforcement and Jim Palmer pretty much had to go into every single legislator's office at our capital. And tell them that if you vote for this measure, it's okay because we believe in this with a lot of hard work and continued pressure, I took out a full-page at USA Today calling attention to the situation and see and Kenosha with what happened to my son. We were able to have a unanimous vote in the Senate. Unanimous vote in the House and Governor Scott Walker signed the first law of this nation. It's tight. That any law enforcement involved fatality cannot investigate themselves in the state of Wisconsin and that only dealt with law enforcement itself. It didn't go into the into the jail system, a prison guard or something like that, and you're involved with fidelity that has not that has not come up, but any involve Italian. So that's pretty much. My back story for you listeners on fire way questions for. Not. Listen to that. That was great back story. Thank you very much. I'd like to know more about any type of negative pushback. Unfortunately, law enforcement can be notorious for extra-judicial. How to say I know just the but what kind of negative pushbacks did you get? I actually have a very interesting file about the negative pushback that I received. Law Enforcement Officers. Like the kid got what he deserved, who was nothing more than human feces and. That type of thing. And then there was some intimidation factor is trying to go on They would take a squad car park it out in front of Michael's Mother's house. She would like here you know they they killed my child in front of me. And now they're sitting out in front of my squad in front of my house and a squad car for. An hour or two hours the officers that actually were involved at called her and told her told her about that. In addition to that wasn't that much longer I had gone and spoke in front of the police and fire commission hearing connotion. The officer that actually shot Michael Confronted me in a parking lot afterwards, and it just so happens that every time I made a public talk, I would always take a microphone. So that way we will be misquoted and I stuck a microphone in my pocket and it was it was live and the officer confronted me about killing Michael and I had a hidden investigator and former police officer working for me at the time and he saw me speaking with this officer and he took out. His video camera. So he was able to get forty five seconds the video, but I got eight and a half minutes of recording, and if any of us are interested if they go to Michael Bell about fall, that conversation has been made into a about an eighteen minute documentary to show how things occurred and I know of no other place in the nation where the an officer confronted the father of a man that he killed and that conversation was taped record and then made into a video. So I think you'll find it very compelling. I did go to Michael, Dell?.
RNC Gets Underway as GOP Renominates Mike Pence for Vice President
"Now. In Charlotte, North Carolina Actress Neri Milburn opening the Republican National Convention. Republicans are gathered and they're physically gathered in the same place to kick off the GOP convention with an in person meeting and a roll call vote at the Charlotte Convention Center. Just so it's C 336 delegates are invited to cast proxy votes on behalf of the more than 2500 regular delegates. Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker gave the nominating speech for Vice President Mike Pence. It is my honor to nominate our friend. Michael R. Pence to serve as the Republican Party's 2020 candidate for vice president of these United States of America. Among the headliners for the opening day, Senator Tim Scott Congressman Steve Scalise, Matt Gates and Jim Jordan and former ambassador Nikki Haley.
"governor scott walker" Discussed on CATS Roundtable
"This morning is one of the smartest guys I know. And we have with this ex-governor from Wisconsin Scott Walker. How how are you governor? I'm super you're one of the smartest people I know in or out of politics. So Burkett Governor. It was an interesting weekend politics especially in democratic politics in twenty four hours to whole world change. Bloomberg fell apart. Everybody else fell off the shelf. Tell us you know politics pretty well especially from the Mid West. Tell us how you see sings Shakya. Yeah this is just amazing. It was one of the most amazing Turnarounds particularly when you think about earned media. Joe Biden didn't have the money Bloomberg Daddy didn't have the organization attorney did but in the end you saw a really the the full force of the Democrat establishment coalesce behind Joe Biden because they were scared to death of Bernie. Sanders is as much as many of them embrace socialism. They didn't want it from a guy who's on record sympathizing with communist dictators Certainly in the past and even in some of his policies now so you saw them clear the lane They got Mayor people to check out and and Senator Amy Klobuchar or out of course. Bloomberg along the way with his two failed debate show. You really couldn't abate his way out of a wet paper bag and that opened the door for a clear contrast between Biden the more pragmatic choice of many older Democrats in the primary voting system. And of course Bernie The democratic socialist who appealed to some of the younger voters out there add in the long tradition. That Joe Biden had of appealing to African American voters. And you can see why not only did well in South Carolina but one big by any measure on Super Tuesday. This is completely turned their their nomination process. Upset out well I mean when we saw each other last week I always had a feeling that the Democratic Party somewhere orange was just gonNA screw sanders but how everything else fell. Plot was unbelievable. And we're really was and and you're right and it's one of those where this is one of the I think missing headlines out there wasn't just that the establishment got behind Biden without a doubt they were worried about losing the White House burning. But I think it's more fundamental wasn't just worries about losing the White House. It was about losing the House that really worried and all the other down ballot you saw and this is I guess. Tested the voters. They didn't just by actually spoke to voters. And voters responded. That there aren't gonNA WE'RE GONNA lose Bernie not at the top. We'RE GONNA lose all the way down in for Democrats who overwhelmingly care about the power structure. What they want is in the twenty twenty Seco-. This is the first time in twenty years. The presidential elections the same time there is a census in they know that whoever's in power at the state local level are the people who are going to set the boundaries even at the congressional level for the next decade. And that's really more than principle more than policy more than politics. This is about power for the Democrats and let's talk about the state in the Senate and Congress are People Gonna Forgive Nancy Pelosi during the vote. Democratic for Congress wedding there is a huge pushback amongst voters and a lot of these swing district and I only in the Mid West but even in Stanton Island for example in New York a New York City Newark. Stater you're and California you look in the Mid West number of seats where Republicans lost twenty eighteen in part because they lost more suburban Type voters now in the twenty twenty psycho all these Democrats who want an eighteen have to stand up and acknowledged that even though they promised they were going to get things done. They promised they re put politics instead. What you've seen is really two years under Pelosi of House. Democrats doing nothing except impeachment and I think in the end. It's why you see Democrats on the run and why you see. President trump getting unprecedented levels of of support in these primaries. Even though he has no real opposition he is getting big numbers. Bigger than Obama did at this stage of in his presence reelection. This is really a good sign. We got to counter that though and know that in the end because of redistricting because of all these boundaries being sick the Democrats are gonNA pull out all the stops. The Supreme Court is Politics Stein to hit that. Well I can't believe that I am. I can't believe it I guess. Sorry as it is but it's it's remarkable if you think back a few years ago. Chuck Schumer Being the the leader the Senate Democrats what he said about two members of the. Us Supreme Core is really unprecedented. I don't think anyone can deny that. That didn't sound like a threat to me. That's why you have three separate branches of government Certainly we can complain about Rulings But that's why you have separate branches and and that's why the judiciary is impartial. We're not elected. They're not at the federal level they're not members of parties there to uphold the constitution and the laws during acted and Regardless of who nominated them in the end. They're doing what they're supposed to do. They should actually be free of threats. But that's really where things have gone. You've gotten so out of control of that. This has become commonplace in and sadly not surprising. Scott Walker what are you doing lately? Well one of the things. We're working on the national. Republican trust the N. R. R. T. DOT. Org is where people can find more and the reason I got involved with two simple words Eric holder. I just mentioned the establishment is can't behind Biden. The reason they did was more than just the White House. It's because they're worried about losing the house and worried about long term What the next decade is going to be like. We're trying to make sure that Eric holder in his allies has grown his Gerrymandered the way into permanent power. We have fair maps. You See New York state but you see it all across the country if we have maps that keep communities of interest attack. We've constitutionally strong and concise districts are candidates can win. We've got better candidates in a better message. We just gotTa make sure they don't gerrymanders out of out of the possibility so you're working hard in that absolutely. Yeah the The N. R. R. T. Dot Org. That's the National Republican district. Trust working on some other things to try to get a bounce budget amendment enacted working with the National Taxpayer's Union and other groups But right now. One of the most critical things we can do is push back against colder. Who's been working on this for years? He Got Barack Obama to put all of his organizing for America. All of his name's funds resources into this redistricting effort. They claim in many many media outlets that the for fair maps that their own group filed with the irs a form that says their purpose their mission is favourably position. Democrats in the redistricting process. That's why they they don't fight redistricting in New York or Massachusetts New Jersey or annoy. They only go to Publican states In the end we gotta push back in a New York state. People can help out with the trust because it's a good way to force them to do. What the voters said. They wanted back in twenty fourteen that has had objective process. And they're not doing it now they haven't done in the past. And that's why we gotta be standing up and fighting back against holder and company President Trump. Your Midwest you weren't Midwest Governor. How do the Mid West farmers and feel about president trump is still supporting him? One hundred percent absolutely. He is unbelievable levels of support. Roy is again. Many of the elite particularly in the Washington bubble somehow think on trade and tariffs that there's backlash With the farming community the opposite is true. They believe that this is a and I joined them in that with. This president is fighting to get fair. Trade deals not only for manufacturers but for farmers we saw with the trade deal with Canada and Mexico under NAFTA dairy farmers not only in Wisconsin Minnesota but even in New York state. We're getting a really getting the raw ended the deal. When it came down Karaoke Canada he held out in that trade. Deal to get a better deal to level the playing field. I think when you see examples like that now what he's doing with China and other parts of the world they know that he's fighting for them and sandwich manufacturing workers. They know that he's fighting hard. This is a guy who keeps his promises. His numbers have gone up since impeachment. Because I think mid Westerners where a lot of these swing states are at midwesterners believe in fairness and they believe that. He's doing what he said he was going to do. At the impeachment is just a partisan witch hunt and Oddly Enough Democrats are going backfire with all they've done to try to attack him independent persuadable. Voters just want people who get the job done. It's why I WanNa Rico with more votes than I did the first time. I think the same thing's going to happen with the President Governor Scott Walker. Thank you for coming onto a show today and God bless you and everything you do for the American people and let's catch up again real soon. Found great keep by for freedom. Thanks man thank you. This is the catch roundtable. We'll be right back..
"governor scott walker" Discussed on The Takeaway
"Not that long ago state government was seen as one of the last places for functional governing in his is two thousand campaign for president. Then Texas governor George W Bush leaned into the fact that he had worked closely and collaboratively with the Democratic controlled legislature teacher. I want to remind the folks at this state. I've got a positive record as the governor of the State of Texas that I'm a uniter not a divider and I intend to lead our country to a better day. Thank thank you very much. And I'm asking for your vote at the same time that bipartisanship in the legislatures has declined. The momentum in pursuit of the governor's mansion has become more pronounced whole country watching governor's races in the mid term with results that were surprising to many folks are gathered here really waiting for that to happen hoping that she will come onto the podium and that they will soon be able to address her not as senator. Kelly governor elect Kelly. The Republican Larry Hogan was poised to be the first Republican governor to win in reelected since one thousand nine hundred eighty four and he did despite Maryland's traditional lean toward Democrat the race for Wisconsin Governor came down to just more than one on percentage point. Democrat Tony defeated. Incumbent Governor Scott Walker with fifty percent of the vote and this month Democrats John Bel Edwards in Louisiana and Andy Share in Kentucky on governors races typically red states even as the president. was there campaigning against them. It's also coming at a time. When Twenty Twenty Democratic candidates for President President are debating which approach they should take to governing some like former vice president? Joe Biden argue that voters want return to practical pragmatic style governing Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders are less interested in bringing Republican. Legislators to the table then they are in bringing a grassroots revolution Washington an end within the Democratic Party. There's also a debate about whether if Democrats win the Senate they should go ahead and do away with the filibuster thereby ensuring that any an all legislating interesting can be done with a simple majority. No bipartisan dealmaking needed. This week I wanted to take a look at what this divide looks like at the state state level in the state. That's also a key. Twenty twenty battleground. Wisconsin has a Republican legislature but in two thousand eighteen democrat. Tony Verse narrowly. He defeated Republican Governor Scott Walker. I was able to talk to Democrat Janet. A state senator from Wisconsin and the assistant minority leader to figure it out. She represents a purple district in a purple state and sits in a district that trump carried by four points far northern Wisconsin. Right on the shores of Lake Superior we reached out to a number of Republicans in the Wisconsin legislature to for this episode. But they declined to join us. I would say that the saga started in two thousand and ten then when the Republicans completely swept and immediately after that Scott Walker did his famous act ten which which took away the ability of state employees to unionize and that sort of set the stage for eight years of complete complete Republican control. So when Governor Tony either was elected we were dealing with the legislature a republican legislature. That it was very used to getting. Its way so I believe that it knew it could set the stage if you will for. The governor's governor's tenure by undermining him with their lame duck legislation and it was intentional. It was specifically cement number one to send a message and that they are going to use everything that they possibly could and stretch every power that they they may have as members of the legislature at that branch of government to make sure that the governor gets nothing done but put the facts are that with divided government. We have the ability of the governor to veto bills. That's the ace in our pocket. It it means that the Republicans have to do a job where they legitimately and truly share their power our with Democrats so has something passed that is significant. That voters in your district would say okay. You know it's divided government it can look look a little bit ugly and a little bare knuckled but you know at the end of the day. They're getting some stuff done so we can say that we're signing bills. I'm going to to bill signings today. They're not the mainstay issues of either party. Neither party can claim Huge wins in in the very very important policy issues that they would like to see enacted so we aren't able to make the big big differences in healthcare in education in homelessness in drug addiction in our criminal justice system. There are big policy issues that we believe could be addressed right now in. They're not getting to the floor. Is that frustrating to say. I can't go out there and tell people what I've done. I could just go out there and say well. This is what what Republicans are doing to stop us from getting things done. That's where we try as Democrats to also use the power of the governor which is in his disappointments to the different agencies of our state. So when it comes to say for example the Department of Natural Resources which took a huge hit hit by Governor Walker both budgetarily and pro grammatically we can now say we've hired scientists again because we have a democratic credit governor so that's a win for democratic policy in our state we have science. Were allowed to talk about climate. Change in Wisconsin again. And that's a big deal so although I can't say I did it I can say we did it. The governor earlier this year her called a special session for a debate over gun legislation and that went nowhere. Well thirty seconds. It's in the Senate and fifteen seconds in the Assembly Gavin Gavel out. That is indicative of the kind of message that the majority wants to send. which is we are in control of the legislature? And if we don't want to take it we're not going to. It's very unfortunate because it is one of those issues that we know there is common ground we know that there are some Republicans Republicans who have said Background checks yeah. Yeah we should talk about that. They didn't want to let Democrats have a victory that that was more important than getting bipartisan. Bill passed much more much more important and I think that they looked at the issues. Where do we have to look like? We're cooperative and that that one of course is on heroin and the prescription drug addiction problem. The kinds of things they're doing in in the area of mental illness and addiction are pretty trifling. They don't have a big budgetary impact their policy the issues that are often unfunded mandates in schools. So they're gestures at the issues. That are of importance. They will not deal with with the hot button issues. That might make it look like they are working with the Democrats on the important high stakes issues. What did you hear from your constituents as he went door to door and talk to them about the presidential election? I think that one of the most significant things that people consistently insistently say are things like. Why can't we get along? Why can't we have government where people from? Both sides of the aisle really can get things things done and there were references to the rhetoric the kind of tolerance that the White House has for very very very harsh criticism Ad Hominem the kinds of remarks that are uncharacteristic of people who proudly served in government Vermont and the fact that so many things are reduced to personal attacks and people don't like that Am I think I think in general people want to be kind to each other state. Senator genitally thank you so much for taking the time with me. It has been in my pleasure.
"governor scott walker" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Conference by attorney general William bar department of Justice, the big highlights the president did not conspire no collusion. Also, he just made the point there is no executive privilege evoked here so invoked here. So that we we have a little more formation. But of course, the big release the big document released. It's going to be happening sometime this morning after congress gets its hands on the redacted version. That's when we'll get into more detail on this Rick s avert for the Wisconsin institute for law and liberty are gonna join me a little bit later in the program. We may take some calls as well. Big question for all of you. Are you actually going to read this report to be made public today at some point? Are you actually take the time to read four hundred pages? And even if you do or don't will change your mind that's going to be a conversation eleven o'clock hour after the nine o'clock hour news. Former governor Scott Walker will join us for our in studio. That's coming up as well. Right now. Let's get back to news with Mike Spaulding. Yes, Steve, we take our attention from Washington DC, and the attorney general and bring it home toward for seen county, specifically Foxconn, which has been about the most talked about business deal. Wisconsin history. Also, the one maybe most shrouded in secrecy. It's still been no secret that governor Everts hasn't been a fan of that deal from the jump going as far during the campaign as a say that he'd want to retract the entire deal that hasn't happened yet. But amid a wave of negative stories this week from some local organizations. Well, it's national news outlets. The governor does stay now he would like to renegotiate think we're gonna point now where we are relatively confident that the original footprint of that project is going to be much slower. But it seems to be a footprint that everybody agrees is likely to happen. So no, I don't think it will change again. My my few around Foxconn has always been the protect taxpayers state making sure that our. Environmental standards are met and Iverson commenting yesterday citing a report that again said Foxconn, most likely wouldn't be able to fulfill that promise that original promise of those thirteen thousand jobs. Great thing is we have governor Scott governor Scott Walker. We'll be in studio. We can ask him about that one of the architects of that the original deal that's happening after the nine o'clock on news. Another quick break. Pucks and bucks every hour chairman of box Cantera gal announcing declines to step down in the coming months. Every day redacted version of the report will be released a news doesn't stop and.
"governor scott walker" Discussed on KOMO
"Spend on his security while he seeks higher office. Republican state Senator Mark Chesler follow the lead of another. Governor Scott Walker Wisconsin, he paid his own security details from the money he raised that's s. But the governor continues to argue that state law requires he'd be protected. No matter what. And he so far declined to reimburse the state for those extra costs. Komo news time is now ten ten means. It's time to check the Harley exterior sports desk because we watching the Mariners in Casey tonight. Yet another game where at least one mariner hit a home run. They have started their first thirteen games of the season each of them with a home run. The record is fourteen. So we're keeping an eye on that one. And by the way, they won tonight in Kansas City that final six to three now. Komo's Bill Swartz has more on a notable soccer signing by Sounders FC. What was your kid doing at age fifteen today? Danny Leiva became the youngest player to sign a contract with the Seattle. Sounders FC first team Leiva shine in preseason soccer matches and the Sounders academy his message to other youngsters with the dream just stay focused in a hurry. Be very disciplined. There's a million kids in China, but she's a single. So you want to get the actual work as well. The unbeaten Sounders play at Colorado Wednesday night. It's the Denver Broncos. Come at the Seattle week. Two of August to open the Seahawks two thousand nineteen preseason football schedule. Hawks have a Sunday night game at Minnesota take on the chargers in LA. And then wrap up the exhibitions Thursday, August twenty seventh at home against the raiders Seattle..
"governor scott walker" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"Governor Scott Walker was right about former attorney general Eric Holder trying to win elections in Wisconsin, Democrats, like Republicans have been focusing their efforts and resources on the next round of redistricting that will take place in twenty twenty one. And Wisconsin, of course, is a very important state in two thousand sixteen the national democratic redistricting committee or NPR c was launched. An Eric Holder is now it's chairman here's how he describes its mission to fight the harmful effects of partisan gerrymandering. I s holder why he as a former attorney general feels that this fight is so important for him to take on. Well, when I was trying to think about my post government life. I thought about the kinds of things I wanted to continue to do I focus as attorney general on the protecting of voting rights, and it seemed to me that focusing on this problem of partisan and racial gerrymandering. Was important kind of wonky sounding. But really important when you realize the impact that it has a whole range of other issues reproductive choice healthcare, whether or not mitigate gets expanding voting protection the environment criminal Justice reform sane gun safety measures. All those things are really connected to who serves in our state, legislatures and who serves in congress, and that's determined by how we draw draw the lines and gerrymandering is an impediment to progress in in all those areas, although gerrymandering it's been around since as long as the Republic has been around. Why why do you see this as something that's bad? It's it's not illegal to to gerrymander what it's not illegal. But it is certainly something that is extremely pernicious. And the fact that it has been around since the beginning of the pub Republic doesn't necessarily mean that we should we should accept it. Princeton University did a study, and they found that the gerrymandering that was done by Republic. In twenty eleven was the worst gerrymandering of the past half century the past fifty years. And when you see the impact that it has had in. Over the course of the last decade in the United States. It seems to me that this was a place for me to focus my efforts to try to come up with a way in which we just made the system fair. And that's one thing. I really wanted to emphasize the is not an organization that's trying to gerrymander for Democrats would just trying to make the system fair make this a battle between Republican and conservative ideas against democratic and progressive ideas. And I think that if it's a fair battle Democrats, and progressives will do we'll do just fine. Scott Walker has actually tweeted a couple of times about Eric Holder in one of those tweets from about a month ago. He said my role is to counter Eric holder's efforts. And quote, the GOP must fight for fair maps, I asked for his response to that. It is almost laughable to think that that tweet those words could come out of Scott Walker's mouth, the reality is that he is one of the architects of one of the worst. Gerrymanders in the United States. If you look at that was kansin where you have seen. Democrats. Get over fifty percent vote for fifty five percent is are a member of the the vote with regard to the state legislature and have only like thirty four about a third of the seats in in the state legislature. And it's really just a function of how the lines were drawn. The Republicans had a thing called project read met with they used to great effect in twenty eleven Scott Walker is a person who really used that technique to draw the lines in Wisconsin in such a way that Republicans or advantage and Democrats are unfairly and I would say unconstitutionally disadvantaged, we have to take a quick break. More of my conversation with former attorney general Eric Holder in.
"governor scott walker" Discussed on WTMJ 620
"Tracy Johnson filling in for Steve ski- Fiji on this Friday morning. We're discussing this notion of of campaign promises and the campaign promise that President Trump made to build the wall. Potentially a campaign promise that has shut down the federal government campaign promise that one third of the population actually supports. Now, how stringent should President Trump saying the course and sticking to his promise we'll discuss that in the fort ten when we discuss further the government shutdown parallel than on the democrat side, and the new congress that's coming in starting January third and the decision that they'll be faced with to vote for their new speaker. Now, Nancy Pelosi appears to be the only candidate who could fit that Bill and is destined to take that mantle. But so many of the newly elected congressional leaders ran on the campaign promise that they would not vote for her under any circumstances saying she does not reflect the future of the democrat party. So I I like in this. This decision of President Trump and his his his decision to really stick to the wall funding. To that decision. That was made by president George H W Bush in just a few weeks after his passing many have replayed. How and why this great man was a one term president. Yes. The economy was much less robust than it is now in some would argue on a downside, but many pointed to the fact that in one thousand nine hundred ninety a year and a half into his presidency. President Bush made an infamous reversal to his read my lips. No new taxes pledge. This turned many fiscal conservatives toward Ross Perot in the subsequent election. And although he argued that tax increases were necessary and justified for the good of the country. It showed that he was not worthy of a second term. So will this be a factor as people think about and talk about President Trump does he need to stick to this campaign promise and will be a detriment to his election as he has already announced or hinted at the fact that he will be running again in two thousand twenty I say voters, remember, and perhaps more more than they reason. They remember those campaign promises how big or small they are. Now, I take another example. Governor Scott Walker who won many many elections in the state of Wisconsin. Many for sticking to his campaign promises. In fact, just last week. Fact came out with their scorecards politica. Politica factors is one of these these agencies that watches that measures, the truthfulness and the execution of campaign promises. So politic fact just came out last week with their scorecard on the promises that were made and kept by Scott Walker. They call this the walk own meter, so many of you are familiar with it because we've had this for the last eight years, and by the way, they've they've also mentioned that they will be launching the Everts meter in the next few weeks. So that will be interesting to watch and measure, so they measured eighty six campaign promises from the passing concealed carry legislation to legislation requiring ID to vote from walkers promised to freeze property taxes to requiring drug tests for those seeking unemployment benefits and food stamps, all of these things many of these things big and bold our promises. That were kept. In fact, the politic checking suggested that seventy three percent of the campaign promises were either capped or compromised on with only twenty six percent of them being broken. Now, that's a big number. Seventy nearly nearly seventy five percent of the promises. Made by governor. Scott Walker were kept or or compromised. Twenty six percent broken those being job creation. And I think that was a big one. If you remember Scott Walker had campaigned on the fact that he would create two hundred fifty thousand jobs in the state of Wisconsin. He was constantly hammered for only creating less than one hundred and fifty thousand which was astounding. By all practical measures, and despite that he did continue to win a second term. But the, but the voters the voters despite delivering on the campaign promises did not give that third term so.
Wisconsin gov.-elect won't rule out suing over bills that would limit power
"Has happened before in many a legislature Democrats. In fact, I've done this in the past two Republican governors in lane duck sessions and other states joining me now from the state capital of Madison, Wisconsin, incoming democratic governor Tony got elect Devers. Welcome to meet the presser. Running check. How are you today? I'm okay. Let me start with this. You had said you were going to personally lobby governor Scott Walker the outgoing governor whom you defeated to veto this legislation. How those talks gone have you met with them. I communicated with governor Walker over the telephone a few days ago and laid out my physician that vetoing the legislation was going to be an important thing. Not only for you to make sure that our our what happened last November the vote of the people Wisconsin is actually upheld. And we're putting people in front of politics, but also just bad legislation. And I made that made that pitch and was noncommittal, I know publicly he's said another arenas savvy plans to sign most or all of it. So I'm not particular courage to at this point in time. But it's it's around Scott Walker's legacy. He he has the opportunity to change this and actually validate the will of the people that voted on November six did you negotiate with them? Did you say, you know, what look I know x is really important to you. I get that. But what's with y and z here was there. A why did you go to? And say, look, I I really think this part is just crazy please veto that if you want to keep this. I get it. No, I I talked about a few areas that are really important that actually Republican business leaders have talked about that that would take away power imply implicate and make make economic development much more difficult in the state of Wisconsin. But the entire thing is a mess. It's a hot mess. I believe that. He should be towed. The entire package impact at least three or four the pieces that are in there. Now, he has vetoed previously. And so it makes no sense to me. He's he's been a longtime public servant. And and I and he he he has a legacy here. So we're hopeful that he will veto the whole thing. I'm curious after you were elected and quickly. We heard word that the Republican speaker and the Republican majority leader in the legislature. There were considering these bills. Did you reach out to them personally before the bills started going? And if you did what was that conversation like? Well, I I met with Robert Vaas this speaker much before those words that rumor came down the pike. I haven't had a chance to talk immediate was last minute is one of these. Here's a rumor. And here's here's the bills that have been worked on for several months. But know, Scott, you didn't won this election, which got Walker at one this election. We wouldn't be sitting here talking to you today. Is there any party, you know, one of the things that the speaker said he goes, well and hindsight, maybe we gave the governor too much power take the partisan hat off a minute. All right. I know that that perhaps many people read that comet tongue in cheek. But do you believe he's right? Well, there are things in that Bill that really had nothing to do with giving Scott Walker anything. So I don't agree with that. We have balanced power in the state of Wisconsin legislature in both sides are Republican. I'm a democrat. The attorney general's have democrat. No, I view this as completely different than the, Robin. Boy, you said, and that is that we are trying to invalidate the of the people people Wisconsin voted for because they know that I was for good schools and good transportation system and good healthcare. They didn't they didn't. They didn't elect me to fight over. Administrative powers in the state of Wisconsin vis-a-vis, the Republican majority. Now, I think this this this gets us off to bad start. I I think it's a mistake. But we we'll continue working to get the people Wisconsin to convince Scott Walker to think about his legacy and make sure that he vetos language democratic congresswoman Glenmore said the following the legislatures who injured near this coup their actions amount to a smash and grab hijacking of the voters. Will you think coups the right word here? Well, that's that's always seems seems strong. But the fact of the matter is. As I just said if Walker had won this election, and he did not I did we wouldn't be sitting here. Talking about this today. We wouldn't we wouldn't be talking. It's Scott Walker wouldn't be sitting here talking about. Jeez. They're they're trying to they're trying to balance the power here. So no, I think is directly related to the to a win by a democrat in that be me. And we need we need to have this. We need to have this vetoed. One of their rationale has been well governor like abras margins all came from two cities, Madison and Milwaukee. We have to represent the rest of the state. What do you say to that charge? And more importantly, you want a very narrow election. How do you? How do you reach across this divided state at this point. Like, it would have been a lot easier without this legislation. I'll tell you that I have reached my present job is state superintendent that's a statewide elected position. And I've reached across island all all all numbers of issue. So that's part of my DNA. I'm an educator. So I I always try to find common ground, and I'll continue to do that going forward. This just makes it more difficult. But I wanted me election anyway, you slice it. I want me election and actually narrowed some of the. The votes out state, and I've won lots of those counties out state in the past. I governor I will be the governor of the state. It was represent doesn't veto this legislation. Do you plan to sue you really think you have standards? All all all issues are on the table. I I'm not making any promises one way or the other. But we're looking at all issues all options at the table. I need to stand up for the people Wisconsin. There's two point six million people that voted in this last election, and they expect me to do that. So I'm going to we're going to pursue this governor elect, Tony abors democrat from Wisconsin. Thanks for coming on sharing your views. Good luck. When you take when he actually takes us. All right. When we come back. The one issue
Wisconsin Democrats look at legal options on lame-duck bills
"In order to ram through a series of measures that that basically decapitate the executive branch and give the legislature itself powered over an enormous number of things, whether it's agencies, whether it's making the attorney general come to the legislature, and specifically to a committee with a Republican dominated committee within the legislature. To get permission to pursue lawsuits. Whether it's settlement money potentially in in lawsuits, that's all controlled by the legislature now and then limiting early voting which is very significant because Wisconsin had record turnout in two thousand eighteen and because of early voting which the legislature had tried to cut off and then a federal judge intervened and said, no it's unconstitutional. There were enormous numbers. Wisconsin citizens who voted early and the legislature is now in both houses have passed this that they need to get together on it. But they have limited early voting to two weeks. So instead of six weeks as it was here in Dane county, where we had presidential level turn out. They're going to have two weeks. Again. It's just an effort to suppress the will of the people and to concentrate power in the state legislature. Well in terms of the limits on the governor's appointment powers. Could you get some? Go into some of the specifics of what is actually happening with some of these agencies some of them, they're actually packing with more members that the legislation would have say over. Yes. So for example, the Wisconsin economic Development Corporation, which has replaced the Commerce Department under governor Scott Walker. It's a scandal. Played agency that hands out gifts to corporations that promise to create jobs. The legislature has taken away the governor's power to appoint the head of that agency. They're still working this out. It's still needs to be signed by Scott Walker. But this is where they're going. And there was debate on it as they walked into the studio, they they plan to pack the board so that until September. And this is the recent redo this as a four o'clock this morning, they plan to pack the board with Republican chosen members. So that the governor can appoint the head of the board anymore and the Republican legislature controls the makeup of the board after September. They say it will be balanced there'll be chosen by legislators from the Democratic Party and the Republican party. But they are what they are fundamentally doing is undoing Tony Everts campaign promise to get rid of this agency altogether because it is. Handed out tens of millions of dollars in taxpayer money to corporations that have failed to create jobs. I was Foxconn as well. The ex-con Foxconn, which is a big. Yeah. It's a big company that our state has given an enormous amount of subsidy money to and really is was a major issue in the campaign because it's a gigantic subsidy for this corporation that is not creating a lot of jobs and hiring people actually from Illinois. To make big split screens. I will probably be obsolete shortly. There are a number of corporations that have received tens of millions of dollars from the state of Wisconsin. In this Bill that the legislature is pushing through right now, they remove the requirement that those corporations even demonstrate that they're creating jobs that was a requirement that they were failing to meet, and it's the reason that the public is. So so up in arms against this Wisconsin, Economic Development Board, it's going to continue to exist. The Republicans are going to pack the board. And now they're gonna take away the requirement that the corporations they give money to taxpayer money to even show that they're doing anything in exchange for that money, Foxconn Welby be the reason why the governor of Wisconsin stop Scott Walker lost. I mean, the touting of Foxconn coming to Wisconsin.
Wisconsin GOP uses rare session to weaken incoming governor
"Wisconsin. Protesters took to the state capital Monday evening to oppose an effort by Republican state lawmakers to push through a series of bills to strip power from incoming democratic governor, Tony before he takes office protesters flooded, the capitol building chanting respect our votes and shame the bills aimed to limit the power of the democratic governor and attorney general elect and would restrict early voting periods. The Republicans drafted the legislation after Republican governor Scott Walker lost a close race to Iverson in November
GOP state lawmakers look to limit powers of new governors
"Yet to meet today. Meanwhile, the Senate also voted to approve eighty two appointees of outgoing Republican governor Scott Walker during the lame duck legislative session, a big drop on Wall Street today said to be caused by multiple factors, including the Trump administration's dealings with China concerning trade, the Dow closing down nearly eight hundred points after tomorrow's state funeral in Washington. Former president George H W Bush remains. Be flown back to
Saudi-led coalition troops take Yemen port neighborhood as country on brink of famine
"Trump to be held without bail. While he awaits trial Caesar Sayaka, Florida resident who frequently praised President Trump while threatening his opponents on social media is accused of sending bombs to the Obamas. The Clinton's former vice president Joe Biden next CIA director John Brennan, congress members, Maxine Waters, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, liberal activists, Tom Steiner, and George Soros, actor Robert deniro and CNN's main office building in Manhattan at the supreme court. Newly seeded Justice Brett Kavanagh appeared receptive Tuesday to the arguments of a condemn Missouri prisoner who says he's likely to experience extreme. Pain if he subjected to a lethal injection Russell buck Lou was scheduled to be executed last March before the high court agreed to hear his appeal. His attorneys argued at the supreme court, Tuesday, Buckley's rare medical condition could prevent a lethal injection drug from circulating properly through his veins likely leading to a death so agonizing it would violate the constitution's ban on cruel and unusual punishment. The supreme court split four two four earlier this year on whether to allow the execution to proceed meaning Justice Cavanaugh will likely cast the deciding vote in the case, and in Wisconsin, where Republican governor Scott Walker was defeated on Tuesday in his bid for a third term an office. The high tech manufacturer Foxconn says seeking to bring in workers from China to help run the factory under construction near the city of Racine. Governor Walker back to plan with the support of house speaker Paul Ryan and President Trump to. Died three billion dollars in tax credits to Foxconn claiming the taxpayer money would provide thousands of new jobs while renovating Wisconsin's economy, but Foxconn has scaled back its plans now saying it'll hire just three thousand workers in the short term, most of them and engineering positions rather than the thirteen thousand Matthew facturing jobs governor Walker had promised and the size of the tax payer subsidy has steadily increased to four point one billion dollars during two terms office. Governor Scott Walker which known for aggressively busting unions, and for his close ties to right wing dark money groups, and those are some of the headlines, this is democracy. Now democracy now dot org. The warrant piece report, I'm Amy Goodman, Juan Gonzalez, welcome to all of our viewers and listeners across the country and around the world. Democrats have seized control of the house of representatives flipping more than two dozen seats. This gives Democrats subpoena power for the first time since President Trump was elected two years ago, while the Democrats will control the House Republicans picked up two more seats in the Senate on the state level. Democrats picked up seven governorships huge turnout numbers were reported across the country. President Trump responded to the election results by tweeting, quote, if the Democrats think they're going to waste taxpayer money investigating us at the house level. Then we will likewise be forced to consider investigating them for all of the leaks of classified information and much else at the Senate level to complete that game. The terms were a groundbreaking election for women for the first time in US history. At least one hundred women will serve in the US house of representatives, including the first two native American women and the first two Muslim women later in the program. We'll hear from. Democratic socialist Alexandra Cossio Cortes who became the youngest woman ever elected to congress. But we begin today's show with two guests here in New York, Katrina, vanden Heuvel, editor and publisher of the nation. America's oldest weekly magazine. She's also a columnist for the Washington Post dot com, and we're joined by Rashad Robinson, executive director of color of change. We welcome you both to democracy. Now, let's begin with Katrina vanden who've oh your thoughts on what has taken place the house now in the hands of Democrats Republicans have expanded control of the Senate. I think taking back the house is critical is a check on President Trump. But also, I think it's important people know that a majority of the committees and subcommittees will be controlled by progressives. The progressive caucus will have about ninety members some of the women you mentioned will join and it will have thirteen committees. And I think thirty subcommittees that's important. And I think the ability to not only hold the president in the. Administration accountable on corruption on self interest on self-dealing, but the ability to lay out bold initiatives, bold, legislation may not pass with a Senate as we've seen it. But it's critical. I think that the progressive Democrats lay out in this war of ideas, that progressives have been winning to a certain extent fifteen minimum wage jobs program infrastructure, free higher. Ed. The governor's race is one spoke of critical critical both as a blue wall against the redistricting scams that we've seen from the Republicans critical also to rest back the rust belt from Trump who really did. Well, and key parts, Wisconsin. How sweet it is Scott Walker going down. I mean, my colleague John Nichols has written so much copy about this man who busted public workers assault on education has demeaned and degraded the Wisconsin idea, so I think that's critical amendment for renewed Robinson. And I were. Talking about it. One thing we've seen in this election. Amien won the barriers to democratic participation the will funded targeting voting suppression. So men men for restoring rights to ex-felons to vote one point four million Floridians will be able to vote I think is a vital step on the road to a true democracy. Statehouses? We haven't seen the numbers yet. But those will be hopeful as well flipping. I think Minnesota and a few others. So I think it was you know, it was a bittersweet night because we've seen the incendiary toxic. Nationalism xenophobia, any immigrant actions talk of this president and his enabler in the Republican party. You know, they they secured some wins. However, those who say was kinda split, let's all recall that the Senate map is the most horrific for Democrats. I mean, it's just, you know, the one third up we're really states in which the Republicans and Trump of played well, you mentioned the rust belt, and it to know that there were three states that really delivered for Trump, Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania and of the and they're those three in those three states. The statewide all Ron's either for governor or for Senate for the US Senate of the Democrats won six out of seven. So you've seen a situation now where those key states now are really not as reliable Republican as they appear to be in two thousand. One. I mean, many of those voters went for Obama in two thousand and eight and two thousand and twelve so it was that flip in two thousand sixteen that has to be looked at. And I think last night was in good insight into what is possible in twenty twenty in effect. We can talk about a twenty twenty began last night, but that's a different discussion. But I think you see it with taking back those those state houses there were some good minimum wage initiatives in states very troubling that good initiative in Washington state, the kind of carbon tax the green new deal went down. You still see the power of corporate money in our system and at the state level. There were six states that moved into total democratic contrived and the one of the New York state where the New York state Senate, which was had been very evenly divided. The Republicans control now is overwhelmingly democratic twenty three. I think is now the number in the New York state Senate win that means in terms of what can be accomplished. By progressives. Progressives won a supermajority in the Vermont house neutralizing, the newly reelected governor fill Scott's veto threat knows this. I mean, it's critical on so many levels. But historically, as you will know we've lost over a thousand state legislative seats in the last few years. So this is coming back and saying Democrats progressives are going to play at all levels, New York state. You studied you've written one? It's a major win us. See what governor Cuomo does with it because he's hid behind the inability to do much with the independent democratic conference now defeated one last race, which I think is very important one. And I were talking about is Antonio Delgado in the nineteenth congressional district that race was supercharged with toxic racist rhetoric. John Foucault has held out against good people except for teach out, but he's gone. So I think you know, it's a bittersweet, but I think real gains were made. And I think it would be wrong to. Downplay those one of the nation's most closely watched races of the year remains too close to call Georgia secretary of state Brian Kemp, holding a slim lead over democratic challenger Stacey Abrams who is vying to be the first African American woman governor in US history, but Abrams is refusing to concede because thousands of absentee ballots have not yet been counted campus currently at fifty point five percent if he dips below fifty the race goes to a runoff. The Georgia race was marred by widespread allegations of voter suppression carried out by Brian camp. Again, who is as Georgia secretary of state is in control of the elections, despite the fact many demanded that he recused himself. Meanwhile, in Florida Democrat Andrew gillum conceded to Republican Ron to Santa's after a tight race Gillam attempting to become Florida's first African American government, but faced a string of racist attacks from outside groups into Santa's who told Floridians knocked. Monkey this up and in Maryland, Republican governor Larry HOGAN was re elected defeating democrat, Ben jealous. The former head of the N double ACP or shod Robinson. You're the executive director of color of change. Yeah. I think I think these. You know, what happened last night with particularly with Andrew in Stacy's race. I think represents the way that the south is changing.
Trump's rhetoric in midterm rallies reminiscent of 2016 campaign
"On Monday. President Trump campaign's wore Wisconsin Republicans in the Walsall area. Tonight's the president touches down in mosinee in central Wisconsin for an airport rally tonight in support of governor Scott Walker US Senate candidates, Luke MIR and other Wisconsin Republicans in the battle for control of the house, including Brian style who hopes to replace outgoing speaker Paul Ryan in the state's first congressional district this before President Obama campaigns in Milwaukee on Friday on behalf of Democrats two weeks ahead of the midterms
Primaries in Connecticut, Vermont, Minnesota and Wisconsin
"Primary contest in Wisconsin and Minnesota are providing the latest, test of. The strength of Donald Trump's appeal among working class voters Democrats appear particularly motivated in Wisconsin where eight candidates are vying for the chance to take on, Republican governor Scott Walker and Minnesota democratic hopes for a Blue Wave could be undermined by accusations of domestic violence involving democrat, Keith Ellison primaries are also taking place, in Vermont and Connecticut
Paul Ryan's retirement fuels Democrats' hopes of picking up seat
"Choice Democrats are competing against each other to see who will. Face, off against Republican governor Scott Walker. In the fall holders will also set up a battle, for, Republican, House. Speaker Paul, Ryan soon to be vacant house seat Republicans will. Decide who, will, compete against democratic Senator Tammy Baldwin Wisconsin election officials say, the state's voting systems are safe, from hackers, intelligence officials. Say Wisconsin wants targeted by Russian hackers in. Two thousand sixteen. But. The system was never
Nebraska to carry out its first execution in two decades
"Live from NPR news in Washington I'm korva Coleman police, in London are investigating a driver who apparently crashed, his car into. Barriers surround the UK parliament building NPR's Frank Langfitt reports a small car struck cyclist next to parliament square and then crashed police quickly arrived on the scene pulled the driver from the. Car and, arrested him, police have, not, identified the driver nor given a specific motive. To cyclists were taken to the hospital and do not appear, to have serious injuries London his suffered three. Vehicle terror attacks in just under a year and a half if confirmed this would be the fourth in March. Two thousand seventeen on his Llamas radical drove across Westminster bridge hitting pedestrians before crashing outside of parliament people responded to today's crash with more of a sense of
Puerto Rican evacuees caught between eviction threat and devastation
"Teens family says they've been told he has a rib fracture his mom says she hasn't seen him yet because he's in police custody gunmen have killed the mayor of a town in western mexico where three italian men went missing in late january the prosecutor's office in you'll state says the mayor of take a leap was gunned down by assailants wielding rifles attack elite lineman's municipal worker was hurt in the attack on monday the missing italians are rafael russo his twenty five year old son antonio russo and his twenty nine year old nephew vincenzo seeming now all from the naples area several municipal police officers were arrested in february in connection with their disappearance authorities say the agents apparently handed the men over to a criminal gang and they have not been heard from since more than sixty mayors or maters elect have been killed in mexico since two thousand six often by criminal gangs hundreds of puerto rican families evacuated after hurricane maria are living in hotels across the us and they can stay there for at least three more weeks judge timothy helmet of massachusetts federal court granted the extension today he says a restraining order temporarily blocking their evictions from the hotels will remain in effect until at least midnight july twenty third allowing them to stay until checkout time the following day the vouchers for evacuees displaced by hurricane maria last september were initially supposed to expire last sunday there were about seventeen hundred families living in hotels as of saturday but that number was about nine fifty as of today fema says it will comply with the order and notify hotels the programs extended but said it has no further comment and wisconsin state department of revenue size received nearly five hundred sixty thousand claims for governor scott walker's one hundred dollar per child tax credit the deadline for filing a claim was eleven fifty nine last night do are spokeswoman patricia mayors didn't immediately replies you an email today asking how much the state has paid out democrats have accused walker of setting up the rebate and a five day.
China opens up more of its economy to foreign companies
"Different families in kent county michigan protesters shut shutdown a government meeting over a contract with immigration and customs enforcement to house migrant detainees that are local jail president trump has helped break ground on a factory that taiwanbased electron its manufacturer foxconn is building near milwaukee but his truck hornbach of wisconsin public radio reports the president again turned his focus to another manufacturer located in the area trump house speaker paul ryan in wisconsin governor scott walker took credit last summer for convincing foxconn to build a huge factory just south of milwaukee state and local incentive packages that could top four billion dollars followed but instead of foxconn university of wisconsin milwaukee political scientists mortar kylie says many are thinking about trump's ongoing blasting of harley davidson for plans to move some motorcycle production jobs overseas it's really hard to imagine a more awkward moment for the president wisconsin democrats say trump shouldn't have criticized harley and the calling the foxconn project a boondoggle for npr news i'm chuck krumbach in milwaukee china's says its limits on foreign ownership in auto manufacturing insurance and other fields that changes were promised last fall they were sought by the united states germany and other trading partners who say that beijing operate freely and their countries while blocking access to much of its own economy the announcement does not address us complaints that china's steals or pressures foreign companies to hand over their technology the vice president of the us china business council says day companies will need to see details to determine how significant the changes announced today will be you're listening to npr news european union leaders say they've reached.
Governors could be powerless to deny Trump troop request
"Equipment to the texas mexico border to the west zona is cindy one hundred fifty guardsmen to its section of the border the governor of new mexico has criticized the president's use of the military for immigration enforcement and california's jerry brown has all but refused to cooperate jim ryan abc news dallas well no official request has been made but governor scott walker's office said friday they are ready to deploy national guard troops to the mexican border in a letter to walker earlier in the day wisconsin congressman mark po can asking him not to send guard troops calling trump's plan grossly irresponsible time for wtmj sports update as you heard or later gets the walk off hit that helps the brewers beat the cubs last night five to four the to play again this afternoon our game day coverage begins at two thirty a wizards loss means the bucks are now seventh in the eastern conference seatings and they'll try to continue to improve on that as they are in new york this evening to take on the knicks coverage on twelve fifty am begins at six ten and patrick leigh read excuse me leads at the halfway point of the masters at nine under par tiger woods makes the cuts but he's four over for the tournament the wtmj five day forecast for tonight decreasing clouds breezy and cold lows the twenty by the lakefront sixteen inland four today mostly sunny less wind but remaining cold high of thirty four for sunday increasing clouds late with snow in overnight high of thirty six for monday cloudy with snow showers early rain mixing in by mid day about an inch of accumulation of any possible high thirty eight and tuesday partly sunny and seasonably cool a high of forty one right now milwaukee it's twenty three degrees i'm rusty mellberg newsradio wtmj now's the time to stock up on summer gear and when you buy it from saint vincent paul you can get a whole lot for a lot less than you think men's women's and children's swimsuits in shorts cute summer dresses pillows and buttoneddown for the guys and you'll find the lowest prices on bikes rollerblades do nick your summer great with great deals from saint vincent depaul thrift stores on highway one hundred lightning greenfield and twenty thousand lincoln in milwaukee rummage sales season and i've already got a route mapped out for this weekend there's one spot always on my list and.
Dems target House seat that's been Republican for decades
"Morning glory america it's hugh hewitt inside the beltway with a warning an alarm drucker is in the house and david let me read to you the opening paragraphs of the wall street journal lead editorial today wisconsin governor scott walker has warning about a blue wave in november after the liberal candidate won a state supreme court seat in a route on tuesday and he's right and risk is the gop house majority as well as a decade of republican progress in the states milwaukee county judge rebecca dowa defeated sac county judge michael screen knock fifty six to forty four the first time a liberal is one an open wisconsin supreme court race in nineteen ninetyfive conservatives retain a four three court majority but their control will be challenged twenty twenty when the term ends for conservative appointed by mr walker mr and the voter turnout with twenty two percent up from the twenty percent typical of wisconsin spring election and notable amid a snowstorm democrats marched over ice devote madison wisconsin and milwaukee what do you think drucker the bluewave forming up well republicans.