UP: Cindy Archer. The former aide to Gov. Scott Walker -- whose Madison house was raided as part of the now closed John Doe investigation -- gets a job as chief information officer with the State Public Defender's Office, making $113,459 a year, or $53.34 an hour. Archer's predecessor made $41.48 an hour. She's offered the job even though she never interviewed for it and was not considered a finalist. Records released from the John Doe investigation found that Archer instructed another Walker aide on how to access the secret email system set up in his office when he was Milwaukee county executive, writing: "Consider yourself now in the 'inner circle.' :)" Sounds lovely in there.
DOWN: Wisconsin. The White House Council of Economic Advisers reports that 120,000 more people could gain health care if Wisconsin expands Medicaid, with full federal funding, which Gov. Walker has refused to do. It would also create 11,200 jobs here. A Walker spokesman calls the report "wrong" in an email to the Associated Press.