Walker Looking for Help from WI Students

Governor Scott Walker is asking Wisconsin school students to submit home-made ornaments for the tree to be displayed in the State Capitol during the holidays. He said the theme of this year’s tree will be “In Wisconsin” – with symbols of what it means to call the Badger State home. Schools have been informed about this, and the deadline to submit the ornaments is November 19th. For the second year in a row, the Republican Walker called the tree the “Capitol Christmas Tree” – even though it’s not the legal name for it. Legislators ordered in 1985 that it be called the “Holiday Tree.” Twenty-two years later, a bill to restore the old name failed to pass both houses of the Legislature. Walker called it a Christmas Tree twice in a four-paragraph news release about the kids’ ornaments. He said the tree would go on display after Thanksgiving.