Scott Walker Continues Support for Donald Trump

Governor Scott Walker

Gov. Walker says his support for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump hasn’t changed, despite recent allegations the New York billionaire sexually accosted women in the past three decades and the release of a 2005 video in which Trump boasted about forcing himself on women. Walker said Trump’s comments about women are inexcusable, but his support for the nominee hasn’t changed since he first made the case at the Republican national convention that Trump was better than a Hillary Clinton presidency.

Source: The Associated Press

Senator Tammy Baldwin

Baldwin announced $1.5 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Labor to the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development’s Bureau of Apprenticeship Standards’ (DWD/BAS) to expand apprenticeship opportunities across Wisconsin. This announcement comes after Baldwin sent a letter of support for DWD/BAS’ grant application. “Apprenticeship initiatives are one of the most effective vehicles for responding to the workforce readiness needs of business and industry,” said Senator Baldwin. “This funding will help us invest in Wisconsin’s workforce to help us raise incomes and strengthen the middle class.” DWD/BAS aims to use the funding to create more apprenticeship opportunities for minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, youth and those transitioning from incarceration.

Source: Baldwin press release

Senator Ron Johnson

Johnson told radio station WHBY on Oct. 24 that he doesn’t think people should worry about finding solutions to climate change because historically, “civilization thrives” in warmer temperatures.

“Climate has already changed, always will. I’m just not an alarmist. We will adapt,” Johnson said. “How many people are moving up toward the Antarctica, or the Arctic? Most people move down to Texas or Florida, where it’s a little bit warmer.” Climate change has been described as one of the most urgent issues facing mankind, and scientists say immediate policy action is necessary to mitigate its effects. “Obviously, man affects the environment, and we should do everything we can to maintain a clean environment, but you need an affluent society. You need a strong economy,” the senator said. “Let’s not shoot ourselves in the foot with policies.” Johnson has a record of making shaky claims about climate change. This summer, he incorrectly said that “the climate hasn’t warmed in quite a few years,” even though 2014 and 2015 were the hottest years on record and 2016 is on track to surpass both of them.


President Barack Obama

The President declared a major disaster exists in Wisconsin and ordered federal aid to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, flooding, and mudslides during the period of Sept. 21-22, 2016. Federal funding is available to state, tribal, and eligible local governments and certain private nonprofit organizations on a cost-sharing basis for emergency work and the repair or replacement of facilities damaged by the severe storms, flooding, and mudslides in the counties of Adams, Chippewa, Clark, Crawford, Jackson, Juneau, La Crosse, Monroe, Richland and Vernon. Federal funding is also available on a cost-sharing basis for hazard mitigation measures statewide. FEMA said additional designations may be made at a later date if requested by the state and warranted by the results of further damage assessments.

Source: White House press release


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