Newsmakers: Gov. Scott Walker
In a March 25 Newsmakers interview Gov. Scott Walker said the law reducing the ability of public employees to collectively bargain was passed legally and did not violate the Open Meetings Law. The governor also said he plans to vote for the re-election of Supreme Court Justice David Prosser, who he served with in the state Assembly in the 1990s, in the April 5 election. Walker also said he would consider continuing recycling grants to local communities — grants his 2011-13 budget would end — if lawmakers come up with a plan to do so that does not raise taxes. The first-term Republican also said the GOP presidential candidate in 2012 should be a fellow governor, but he will not run for president.