SCOTT WALKER SIGNS CONTROVERSIAL WISCONSIN BUDGET AS HE ANNOUNCES PRESIDENTIAL BID VIA TWITTER... OR DOES HE?

Governor Scott Walker signed the next Wisconsin state budget into law on Sunday. He brushed aside complaints from his own party about the $73 million spending plan and fulfilling his promise to get it done before he announces he is running for the Republican nomination for president. He had hoped Republican majorities in the state assembly and senate would enable his party to finish the budget early and allow him to coast into his announcement, but that was not the case. He said in a statement, “the budget I signed today again brings real reform to Wisconsin and allows everyone more opportunity for a brighter future.” Walker plans to formally announce his presidential candidacy on Monday, despite the release of a tweet to the effect on Friday, a mistake which Twitter said was not the fault of the governor’s staff.



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