And this small sliver of his impact on the state merely set the tone for everything else.
Walker is indeed to blame for the state's poor growth - JSOnline
With a script from the conservative American Legislative Exchange Council, Walker and state legislative leaders began with over $100 million in corporate tax cuts. Then they took away collective bargaining rights from most state and local governments. Their budget raised taxes on low-wage workers, cut $1 billion in aid to cities, counties, schools and colleges while reducing medical care and family support for the poor. The governor eliminated public oversight of major policy decisions, supported a secretive and dubious redistricting process and encouraged a voter ID law that would make segregationist Strom Thurmond proud.
And the economy? It sank like a rock. Six straight months of private-sector job losses in Wisconsin - dating from the implementation of Walker's state budget - contrast with growth in other states across the country. Wisconsin's jobs performance is one of the worst in the nation - worse than our Midwestern neighbors, worse than other manufacturing-heavy states.