Wednesday, Jan. 21
Gov. Scott Walker slams President Barack Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for their handling of foreign affairs, calling it "messed up." Dude, the guv has totally nailed this diplomacy thing.
Thursday, Jan. 22
Retired Judge Gerald Nichol, chairman of the state Government Accountability Board, sends a letter to Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Burlington), who has criticized the GAB as being controlled by its staff. Nichol defends the board, writing: "We do not participate in fishing expeditions or participate in witch hunts."
Saturday, Jan. 24
Gov. Walker tells Iowa conservatives it's time for the GOP to "go big and go bold."
The Dropkick Murphys tweet at Gov. Walker: "please stop using our music in any way...we literally hate you!!!" You can tell they mean it because of the three exclamation points.
Monday, Jan. 26
The Wisconsin State Journal reports that Gov. Walker is contemplating radical changes to the state's workers comp system for injured workers that would take oversight away from the Department of Workforce Development and divide it among a few different agencies. The governor's office declines to comment.
Tuesday, Jan. 27
The Washington Post reports that Gov. Walker has formed a political committee, Our American Revival, which can accept donations for a presidential campaign.
Dane County's zoning committee decides to seek expert advice before deciding whether to allow Enbridge to expand its tar sands pipeline through the county. The company has offered to name Dane County in its insurance policy, but the committee members are uncertain what protections the offer gives.