Governor Scott Walker has worked hard since being elected into office just over a year ago. He promised tough choices to bring Wisconsin's economy around and taxes down. He has done that with cuts majorly in union government and teaching jobs with asking them to help pay for some of their health insurance benefits and giving counties a better control over their burdening budgets by asking more cooperation from their staff and teachers as well.
Many were not happy with that. Thousands stormed the capital building in Madison and protested for weeks while this process was going on. Many of these protesters were not even from Wisconsin! Many were bused in and they left the capital and surrounding grounds in a very expensive cleanup situation.Those same protesters are back today in front of the capital building with their colorful bus driving around and around the area picking people up and dropping them off. Another costly mess. A very noisy crowd all around.
What has not turned into a mess has been many of Walkers policies since excepted into law. Many people even found smaller property tax bills this year (ourselves included) something that has not happened in a long time.
Many of his policies are working. They are making the state work within its budget like the rest of regular Americans do. The way government should be made to do across the country. It is working. Washington D.C. take notice!
Walker is only the third Governor to ever be recalled in the United States history. The first in Wisconsin. As I write this it looks like Scott Walker will also make another historic moment by being the first Governor to win and beat his recall! Along with his Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch.
We did our civic duty and voted mid-morning at our townships historic town hall. It was once a one room school house for the township way back in the late 1800's. I thought I would share that building with you today.
LaFayette Township town hall
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The building still retains much of its school house charm. Of course some modern updates have been added. Electricity and an indoor bathroom to name a few.
Until next time...
Where there any primaries or other voting in your state today or coming soon?