Scott Walker: Crumbling Courthouse is Just the Beginning

Mar 30, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Scott Walker: Crumbling Courthouse is
Just the Beginning

Milwaukee County home to worst road in the state; his County Courthouse crumbles

MADISON — Milwaukee County is crumbling — literally — under Scott Walker. 


Under Scott Walker, maintenance backlogs on County Parks and bridges have surged and concrete has begun falling from his own County Courthouse.


Scott Walker’s Infrastructure Lowlights:  


o   The Worst Road in the State Belongs to Walker:



o   Walker has let his County infrastructure crumble: Deferred maintenance needs in County parks for vehicle bridges went up from $17.7 million in 2006 to $35.5 million in 2008. Deferred maintenance for County park roads went up from $44.3 million to $66.5 million. In addition, in 2008 Walker allowed 33 fully funded highway maintenance jobs to sit vacant.


o   The Courthouse is Literally Falling Aparthttp://www.jsonline.com/news/milwaukee/86380172.html Concrete chunk falls from courthouse; no one injured


o   Walker supports cutting road funding: As a State Representative, Scott Walker sided with his fellow Republicans in the Assembly to cut $6 million for road construction projects. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10/12/1995)


o   Tom Barrett’s investments in roads have been four times greater than Scott Walker’s.  Mayor Barrett’s 63% increase to the city’s annual average exceeds County Executive Walker’s 17% increase to the county’s annual average by nearly fourfold.