Here you read how Wisconsin has been made business friendly and fiscally sound. Governor Scott Walker outlines his reform agenda in the Washington Post.
Like most Americans, I think government is too big and too expansive, but the government that is necessary should work — and work well.
Working with the state legislature, we took a $3.6 billion budget deficit and turned it into a budget surplus of more than half a billion dollars. And we built the largest rainy-day fund balance in state history.
Tough but prudent decisions put us back on track. We enacted long-term structural reforms that include allowing schools to bid out health insurance, local governments to stop overtime abuse and the state to collect reasonable contributions for health insurance and pensions — all of which saved millions. Instead of austerity, we chose reform.