Walker’s offensive lip service to ‘hardworking’ Wisconsinites


In Walker’s thesaurus the description “hard workers” is nothing more than a synonym for Republicans and others who agree with him. His Act 10, for instance, has saved “hardworking” Wisconsin families billions of dollars, but those who lost pay and benefits as a result obviously aren’t the hard workers among us. > Cap Times

Walker administration moves closer to drug testing food stamp recipients


Wisconsin has taken another step toward implementing drug testing for able-bodied, childless food stamp recipients., with the state Department of Health Services announcing Friday that it has submitted its plans to Gov. Walker’s office to create the new policy. > Wisconsin Public Radio

Walker to NFL: Stop ‘divisive’ anthem protests, stand against domestic violence instead


Gov. Walker sent a letter Monday to the National Football League and the NFL Players Association with what he called a simple request: that players stand during the national anthem and instead use their platforms to stand against domestic violence. > Cap Times

Public finally scores a victory on Wisconsin water


The Wisconsin DNR has long been the guardian of the state’s lakes and rivers, until Scott Walker and company got their hands on the department. That’s why this week’s Dane County Circuit Court ruling provides a glimmer of hope that the current DNR and Republican AG Schimel can at least somewhat be reined in. > Cap Times

Walker blames ‘Obamacare’ for big premium jumps


Gov. Walker says a projected 36 percent jump in average premiums for Wisconsinites buying health coverage through the federal exchange show that “Obamacare” is collapsing. Walker says the increases show that the changes championed by former President Obama are not working to deliver affordable health care. > WSAW Wausau

Walker’s son reimburses for using state van to move a friend


Gov. Scott Walker’s 22-year-old son has reimbursed the state $25.08 after he was caught using a state van to help a friend move. Alex Walker was in the van when it was pulled over by an officer from the Maple Bluff Police Department in August. > Associated Press

Foxconn project creating interest and concern in Great Lakes Basin


A group representing mayors from around the Great Lakes says it’s concerned about exemptions from environmental regulations being given by Wisconsin for the large Foxconn electronics factory planned for Racine County. > Wisconsin Public Radio