Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will be the keynote speaker at the party’s annual Prescott Bush Awards Dinner, the party’s big annual fundraiser on May 20 in Stamford.
“I’m excited and honored to have Governor Scott Walker keynoting the 2013 Prescott Bush Awards Dinner. Governor Walker is a bold reformer who has righted the fiscal ship of state in Wisconsin without raising taxes,” State GOP Chair Jerry Labriola said. “As Governor, his efforts have saved Wisconsin taxpayers more than $1 billion, leading to property taxes in Wisconsin declining for the first time in 12 years.
“There is a lesson in Governor Walker’s leadership for Governor Malloy and the Democrats in the Connecticut General Assembly,” Labriola said. “Can you wipe out a massive state deficit without layoffs and without increasing taxes? Yes, you can – Governor Walker did it, and I believe his accomplishments in Wisconsin reflect the kind of changes we need in Connecticut.”
State Democrats, in a statement released by party leaders, said the Republicans “have sent a clear message to every union member.”
“Scott Walker is a rabid, anti-labor governor whose state goal is to destroy unions.”