Governor Scott Walker is at it again in Wisconsin.
The State of Wisconsin will use a chunk of its $140 million share of a national settlement over foreclosure and mortgage-servicing abuses to help the state budget rather than assist troubled homeowners, Republican Governor Scott Walker and Republican State Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen said today.
According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:
Walker and Van Hollen said the majority of the settlement amount earmarked to Wisconsin under a $25 billion proposed nationwide agreement announced Thursday still would go to aid consumers in Milwaukee and other communities struggling with the specter of home foreclosure.
But of a $31.6 million payment coming directly to the state government, most of that money - $25.6 million - will go to help close a budget shortfall revealed in newly released state projections. Van Hollen, whose office said he has the legal authority over the money, made the decision in consultation with Walker.
"Just like communities and individuals have been affected, the foreclosure crisis has had an effect on the state of Wisconsin, in terms of unemployment. . . . This will offset that damage done to the state of Wisconsin," Walker said.
Can you see why Governor Walker needs to be removed from the State Capitol? On the anniversary of his union busting legislation in Wisconsin, we learn that money meant to help troubled homeowners. We must stand together and help turn Wisconsin from a red state to a blue state this year!
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