July 13, 2015

RUNNING AS JIMMY CARTER '80:

As Scott Walker enters 2016 fray, he feuds with both parties at home (Jenna Johnson, July 13, 2015, Washington Post)

[F]or months here in the state capital, Walker has pushed hard to use $250 million in taxpayer money to pay for a new professional basketball arena for the Milwaukee Bucks -- confusing and angering the fiscal conservatives who usually support him.

"The stark political reality is that the proposal is a $250 million taxpayer subsidy for the Bucks and their billionaire owners in a budget rife with cuts for other programs," Charlie Sykes, a popular and influential conservative radio show host in Milwaukee, wrote in a column that listed 10 reasons the deal "is a hot mess."

The proposal nearly derailed passage of Walker's two-year state budget and is just one in a series of chaotic local controversies that he has had to navigate in preparation to his White House bid.

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