Rick Wiley, Scott Walker’s 2016 presidential campaign manager, was trashed by Walker supporters this week for disloyalty after he spoke out about the failed effort.
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Gov. Scott Walker urged Republican lawmakers Tuesday to authorize an additional $350 million in borrowing to help pay for road projects that are delayed for lack of funding.
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It’s been two weeks and two days since Scott Walker suspended his presidential campaign, and the former GOP contender – who was once leading the polls in Iowa and gaining early support from the likes of the Koch brothers – is settling back into his day job as governor of Wisconsin.
Traffic along Madison’s Beltline, Highway 12-18, backs up (right lane) at the Verona Road interchange. It is among five major highway projects that the Department of Transportation announced would be delayed. Work would continue but at a slower pace.
Camp Randall Rowing Club members clear clots of weeds around their Brittingham Boathouse pier on Monona Bay in Madison last week. Among the changes in state natural resources policy since 2011 is an effort to extend deadlines in a 2010 DNR rule for reducing nutrient pollution of lakes. Businesses say costs are too high and options for controlling farm runoff may be impractical.
Gov. Scott Walker’s quick exit from the presidential race and return to the state might help propel conservative legislation the Senate and Assembly will take up this fall. Here, Walker speaks Monday during an awards ceremony honoring State Patrol Trooper Treveor Casper, who was killed in a shootout with a bank robber.
With Gov. Scott Walker out of the GOP presidential race, there’s likely to be little talk about the idea of a wall with Canada. But some of the remaining candidates are calling for a wall with Mexico aimed at securing that border from illegal immigrants.
Rick Wiley, manager of Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s former presidential campaign, is seen in July speaking a WisPolitics luncheon at The Madison Club in Madison.
Back on the job: Gov. Scott Walker tours Apache Stainless Equipment Corp. in Beaver Dam last Friday to help the company celebrate 40 years in business. Apache President, Ed Paradowski is at right.