Walker Unveils Financial Impact Website

10/25/11 – Governor Scott Walker unveiled a new Web site Monday to highlight the effects of the financial changes he approved for state-and-local governments. The site is called “Reforms and Results.” It said almost 461-million tax dollars were saved this year by things like the massive limits on collective bargaining by public unions – and the increases made by government employees toward their pensions and their health insurance. The site also has a county-by-county breakdown of the tax savings. But Democrats immediately questioned the timing of the new Web site. It premiered just 22 days before Democrats and their supporters begin a statewide petition drive to recall the Republican governor. State Democratic Party chairman Mike Tate called the Web site “insulting propaganda” – and he said the Walker campaign should pay for it instead of taxpayers. It’s on the Governor’s Web site, and its address is www.reforms.wi.gov.