The Sconz has obtained an advance copy of Lieutenant Governor candidate Henry Sander's economic program, which he will make public later today.
Here is a copy of the program, which outlines 18 actions state government can take to make Wisconsin more competitive economically. As might be expected from a Democrat, Sanders focuses on green technology and infrastructure improvements. Surprisingly, Sanders dedicates very little attention to education, except for a proposal to "expand the effectiveness of the Wisconsin Idea" by engaging employers with nearby technical colleges.
Recently, Sanders also tried to address questions about the role of the Lieutenant Governor position. "If I'm elected lieutenant governor," he said, "no one will ever have reason to ask that question again."
What's prominent in all of Sanders literature is the constant referencing of Tom Barrett. Sanders positions himself as Tom Barrett's future partner in job-creation. Although Barrett has not endorsed a candidate, the constant references to him by the LG candidates serves to tell voters that, if they're voting for Barrett, they should be voting for [insert LG candidate].