Saturday, April 23, 2016

And what did Scott Walker say about Earth Day 4/22/16?

Nothing on his official website, as I predicted - - or anywhere else, says The Google.

If you were expecting a proclamation or salute to former Wisconsin Governor and Earth Day founder Gaylord Nelson, it basically looks like this.

However, his office on the day celebrated as Earth Day around the earth did post this breaking news:

Executive Residence 2016 Spring and Summer Public Tours are Underway

Friday, April 22, 2016 - Press Release

Madison – Tours of the Wisconsin Executive Residence and Executive Residence gardens will be held each Thursday through the end of August between the hours of 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.
Tours are free of charge, and cameras are allowed.  Parties of 20 or more are asked to make a reservation by calling (608) 246-5501.  Parking is available directly outside the residence gates.  The Executive Residence is handicapped accessible.  Handicapped parking is available upon request at the time of arrival.
The Executive Residence is located at 99 Cambridge Road on Madison’s northeast side in the Village of Maple Bluff.
But don't take the absence of an Earth Day proclamation as evidence that Walker isn't on the job and busy with his agenda. The man has his priorities and, in your name, is busy addressing a "crucial issue" like this, as his 4/12/16 news release indicates:
Governor Scott Walker Takes the Lead, Nations’ Governors Join in Signing SNAP Welfare Letter to Congressional Leaders 
Madison – Governor Scott Walker, joined by the Governors of Arizona, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Nebraska, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Texas, and Utah, signed a letter addressed to Congressional leaders expressing support for legislation confirming states’ rights to drug test Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) recipients.  Governor Walker released the following statement:
Programs like SNAP typically require job training as a condition to receive benefits, and implementing drug-testing requirements as well makes it easier for recipients with substance abuse to move from government dependence to true independence. That’s why we’ve put in place drug screening, testing, and treatment mechanisms to help SNAP recipients enter a job training program where they’ll receive the valuable skills and knowledge they need to obtain a family-supporting job. The legislation authored by Congressman Robert Aderholt confirms states’ rights to drug test SNAP recipients, and we look forward to working with him on this crucial issue and implementing this common-sense reform in Wisconsin.
Press Release | April 12, 2016


Anonymous said...

Didn't our Governor Walker say he's in favor of ending the EPA during his failed Presidential bid?

Mark Haag said...

Hello, Mr. Rowen

I am with 350- Madison. Was hoping The Political Environment might be able to pass on an announcement about our upcoming screening of Naomi Klein's This Changes Everything, on May 25th, at the Barrymore Theater After the film, we will have a discussion updating folks about resistance to the major Enbridge pipeline expansion in Wisconsin.

We would love to be able to have a guest post on your blog (or provide a link to the 350 blog) about this and other resistance actions, including's Keep it in the Ground actions in May. Please let me know at

Mark Haag

James Rowen said...

I am a big fan of the group and will post an announcement. Send me a guest post if you wish and I'll paste it in.