Last month, Wisconsin’s Democrats worked out a diversified consensus-platform: guidance for a new governor and state Legislature.
The platform consists of comprehensive policies and specific resolutions to solve our problems in education, labor, economics, agriculture, environmental affairs, justice, democracy and foreign affairs.
After voters consider the governor’s first-term record, it’s unlikely that everyone who pushed back on Scott Walker’s 2012 recall will remain in his corner.
Most voters will be disappointed with Walker’s:
• Failure to create 250,000 new private-sector jobs as promised;
• Curtailments to collective bargaining;
• Restrictions to voters’ registration and early voting protocols;
• Refusal of federal funds for interstate rail transport;
• Rejection of federal Medicaid funds to expand health care;
• Establishment of intrusive and unreasonable women’s health care policies;
• Dilutions of municipalities’ local control.
It’s good that Wisconsin can elect and rely on Mary Burke to implement policies and procedures that are consistent with the consensus of diversified voters.