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Legislature Wraps Up Walker Priorities

His aides are forming their own consultancy shop.

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Zach C. Cohen
Sept. 18, 2017, 11:27 a.m.

“The Senate late Friday passed a new two-year state budget after three of four Republicans who held up passage changed their minds after securing veto promises from Gov. Scott Walker. … The budget went through the state Assembly on Wednesday.

“The governor’s signature would end a delay of more than 10 weeks, the longest of its kind in a decade, on the state’s next two-year spending plan. It also would cap a flurry of activity in the state Capitol this week, in which lawmakers have tackled the budget and a $3 billion subsidy deal for electronics maker Foxconn.” (Wisconsin State Journal) “Walker plans to sign into law [Monday] a $3 billion incentive package for electronics giant Foxconn Technology Group.” (AP)

ON THEIR OWN. “Keith Gilkes, a long-time advisor to … Walker, is launching Platform Communications, ‘a public affairs, community advocacy and communications strategy firm’ based in Madison, Wis. Brian Reisinger, a former spokesman for” Sen. Ron Johnson (R), “will serve as vice president, with Nathan Conrad as director of corporate communications, Lauren Clarke as director of public affairs and Kathryn Kotowski as director of operations.” (Politico)

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