Scott Walker: Crumbling Courthouse is Just the Beginning
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 Apart: http://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.