Madison — When White House hopeful Scott Walker talks to potential voters, he hawks himself as a leader who tells people what he will do and then does it.
But the line has a snag. As a candidate for governor, Walker didn’t spell out or even mention some of the measures that would become key achievements in office.
Most notably, Walker never told voters beforehand about what would become his signature accomplishment — repealing most collective bargaining for most public workers. During the uproar over that unexpected legislation known as Act 10 and the recall and re-election campaigns that followed, Walker said he wouldn’t let legislation affecting private-sector workers reach his desk. Now he says he’ll sign it.
During his 2014 race to secure a second term, Walker didn’t campaign on some of the most sweeping changes in his current budget proposal: freezing a stewardship program for state lands; borrowing $1.3 billion for transportation; and cutting state universities by $300 million in exchange for unhooking them from many state laws.