While Washington remains in a political deadlock, unable to solve the dependency problems that are threatening to cripple citizens across the nation, state leaders are left with the burden. But some leaders have turned the burden into an opportunity — a chance to face big problems within their communities head-on.
In his 2011 inaugural address, Wisconsin governor Scott Walker laid out a plan to return to limited government while increasing prosperity through the creation of private-sector jobs. By January of this year, Wisconsin had cut taxes by more $4.7 billion and more people were working than ever before.
In 2015, Walker emphasized the value of work in reducing government dependency by expanding upon the work requirements the state had implemented in select areas during the prior year. Again, more people went back to work.