Walker Disapproves of Broad Spending Cuts
The nation’s governors warn that Washington’s latest budget stalemate is threatening economic progress in their states.
State leaders from across the country are gathering in Washington this weekend for the annual winter meeting of the National Governors Association. Republican and Democratic governors joined on Friday to condemn massive automatic spending cuts — known as the “sequester” — that are set to begin on March 1.
White House officials warn that inaction could lead to widespread flight delays, shuttered airports, closed seashores and more than 1 million furloughed employees.
Governor Walker said he doesn’t believe the cuts will be as bad as the White House claims, but he doesn’t like random across the board changes, either. The governor said he did not use that approach in forming his Wisconsin budget proposal and, “I think you should be more strategic.”