Ozaukee Press Editorials: Contentious issues abound in the race for Wisconsin governor, most of them exaggerated for maximum weaponized effect by each candidate, but one that may prove to be influential in the election is so clear and obvious it needs no exaggeration. In fact, the issue was presented by Gov. Scott Walker, gift wrapped and ready to be used with no assembly required, to his opponent, Tony Evers.
Governor Scott Walker’s former transportation secretary says the GOP governor isn’t telling the truth about road projects!
Milwaukee’s Journal Sentinel recently reported, Mark Gottlieb, a Republican who was in the Assembly for eight years and served as Walker’s transportation secretary from 2011 to 2017 says Walker has been “increasingly inaccurate” when describing the state’s highway system.
Thomas Carlsen, former secretary of Wisconsin Department of Transportation weighs in on Wisconsin’s transportation crisis.
Milwaukee’s Shepherd Express reported on August 28 about Walker’s transportation policies. Shepherd Express Author, Dan Shaw wrote: “Many people have found themselves at odds in recent years with Scott Walker over his transportation policies; even some of his fellow Republicans have questioned his heavy reliance on borrowing to pay for construction and repair projects.”
The Wisconsin Department of Transportation reports that total funding across all state transportation programs has fallen since Gov. Scott Walker took office in 2011, despite statements Walker has made insisting he has made historic investments.
FOX6 Milwaukee’s political reporter, Theo Keith, Tweets about the Zoo Interchange project delays.
Photo Credit: Theo Keith
Milwaukee received $5,000 from Dominoes to go toward fixing potholes. The $5,000 from Domino’s Pizza Paving For Pizza program can fill 200 potholes in Milwaukee!
Last weekend the Washington Post mentioned Scott-Holes! You’re making a difference, keep those photo submissions coming.
Some Walker critics are seizing on the issue. One union representing highway engineers erected billboards throughout the state showing an image of Walker sticking out of a pothole below the phrase, “Pardon Our Scott-Holes.”
Great editorial. Message to the governor and legislators – we need funding to fix our roads and bridges – FUND THE FIX! Read it here…