March 26, 2012:
"Walker Administration Releases Interactive Voting Map
March 27, 2011:
"Governor Walker Announces "Budget Blaster Video Game "
February 11, 2011:
"Governor Walker Introduces Budget Repair"
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Walker Administration Releases Interactive Voting Map
May 26, 2012
The Walker Administration's New
Interactive Voting Map
(Click to View)
In anticipation of next month's historic recall election, the Walker administration today released an interactive voting map to aid Wisconsin citizens to locate valid polling places. The program has plans to start in Madison and roll out across the state.
Governor Walker announced "This voting map will empower my loyal followers to locate difficult to find polling places so that their voices may be heard and I may be re-elected. I know that at times it can be difficult to get to where we'd like to go. I know that it can be difficult to find things, for example, 250,000 new jobs. This voting map will allow Wisconsin's citizens to get where they need to go on June 5th."
Scott Fitzgerald added "We needed something for those lazy state cartographers to do, so this project seemed as good as anything."
Mr. Fitzgerald said in closing: "While this map may not help us to find those 30,000 lost jobs, it will help you to find the polling places so that together we can find Wisconsin's future."
Governor Walker Announces "Budget Blaster" Video Game
March 27, 2011
Today, in the wake of the passing and publication of the revolutionary new budget repair bill, the Walker administration unveiled "Citizen Gamers", a new initiative for disseminating important policy and budgetary information to the public using video games.
Click to play game
Governor Walker announced: "In anticipation of declining literacy rates and with the recognition of an increasingly ignorant public, we have had the wisdom and foresight to put the highlights of the new budget repair bill in the form of a web based interactive video game, "Budget Blaster". Sure, you can download and read the full text, but what's the fun in that? We encourage all citizens to get more involved in state and local government by playing video games."
The State of Wisconsin's new
"Budget Blaster' video game
(Click to Play)
Senate majority leader, Scott Fitzgerald added "From this point on, this administration intends to put all state business and policy information relevant to the public in the form of accessible video games rather than opaque text documents. This signifies our committment to transparency in government, and engaging in an open and thoughtful dialogue with the public."
According to Republican State Representative, Jeff Fitzgerald, "With the creation of video games such as this, we are demonstrating our ongoing comittment to the children and the future of the State of Wisconsin. While video games are not entirely a substitute for school, games like this will educate and engage our children, reducing the need for costly traditional educational techniques such as outdated brick and mortor schoolhouses and human teachers."
Scott Walker added "The future is looking bright, blindingly bright - and, of course, open for business."