Both of the recounts in Wisconsin did not change the original outcome and history shows this is usually the case. Yet both parties assure that recounts are vital.
In an Oct. 26 op-ed for The Cap Times, state Sen. Jennifer Shilling, D-La Crosse, criticized Gov. Scott Walker and the Republican-run Legislature for failing to address a range of problems at two state-run facilities, including the King Veterans Home. Specifically, Shilling attributed the King nursing facility’s poor conditions and staff shortages to profits transferred from the home for other uses. “Instead of approving $18 million in facility repairs and upgrades, the governor diverted $12 million from the veterans nursing home fund to backfill budget deficits. Republican leaders are set to raid another $18 million from King over the next two years,” Shilling wrote.
School of Journalism and Mass Communication has lost faculty members but faced with a hiring freeze, there is no strategy to replace them.
The University of Wisconsin System has faced budget cuts, even higher than what those against the cuts say.
Despite Wisconsin’s unemployment hovering close to 4 percent, Wisconsin voters consider the economy a top voting issue heading into the November election.