‹ Return to Wisconsin Remains National Beacon of Conservatism

In this April 17, 2012, photo Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker speaks to the Illinois Chamber of Commerce in Springfield, Ill. An analysis of data by The Associated Press shows Walker quietly reinstated a program to give merit raises and bonuses to over 200 state workers even as he preached cost-cutting and pushed through a law reducing most public workers’ pay and eliminating their union rights. (AP Photo/Seth Perlman)