November 12, 2010

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Item: Governor-elect demands sitting governor stop projects

November 11, 2010

Scott Walker, Governor-Elect
Office of the Governor-Elect
17 W. Main Street, 310
Madison, WI 53702

Dear Governor-Elect Walker:

I am writing in response to your letter dated November 10th. I am aware that there are those who would attempt to pit incoming and outgoing administrations against each other. As you know, Governor Doyle and this administration have worked hard to avoid this. We will continue to work with you and your team in an orderly and responsible manner.

With respect to the specific items you mention, obviously you have not had the opportunity to be briefed on these items. For example, the health care exchanges you mention will require legislation and will not go into effect until 2013 at the earliest. The Charter Street Plant, on which work has begun, has natural gas capabilities along with the biomass fuel purchased from Wisconsin farmers and foresters.

Our offer to brief you on these and any other measures still stands.


Daniel J. Schooff, Secretary
Wisconsin Department of Administration

Kudos, sir. Walker is reportedly set to authorize Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen to join a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of the health care reform bill, yet he isn't even familiar with which provisions take effect when or how they are to be implemented.

Walker: Wait your turn and learn the law.

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