Gov. Scott Walker
Press Release

Governor Walker Statement on Extraordinary Session

"It would be senseless to waste taxpayer money on special elections just weeks before voters go to the polls when the Legislature has concluded its business."

By - Mar 23rd, 2018 03:31 pm

MADISON – Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today regarding the call by Senator Scott Fitzgerald and Speaker Robin Vos to hold an extraordinary session to take up legislation that would clarify special elections law.

“A D.C.-based political group wants to force Wisconsin taxpayers to waste money on special elections at a time when our Legislature is ready to adjourn for the year. Nomination papers for any special elections called now would circulate around the same time nomination papers circulate for the November elections. It would be senseless to waste taxpayer money on special elections just weeks before voters go to the polls when the Legislature has concluded its business. This is why I support, and will sign, the Senate and Assembly plan to clarify special election law.”

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2 thoughts on “Governor Walker Statement on Extraordinary Session”

  1. Old Man Yells at Cloud says:

    Walker has been sabotaging the democratic process, he needs to go.

  2. Terry says:

    Scott Walker is a corrupt, scheming, lying Career Politician.
    Walker and republicans hate democracy.
    Walker and republicans hate freedom.
    That’s why they gerrymandered the state as well as why they are trying to change the law AFTER the judge ruled the law mandates they hold these special elections. This is the height of corruption and it reeks of obstruction of justice!
    Republicans are lying, cheating, stealing, scheming fascist Big Government Nanny State demagogues that will continue to lie, cheat, steal, gerrymander and scheme to maintain their greasy corrupt grip on power. The only solution is to dump as many of these corrupt charlatans in the November midterms as possible. Starting with Career Politrickster Scott Walker! Wisconsin does not need anymore scheming, sycophantic, Trump Toadies like Walker, Vos, Vukmir or Fitzgerald.

    Dump Walker!
    Dump Vos!
    Dump Fitzgerald!
    Dump Vukmir!
    Dump ALL republicans!!

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