“Of those defendants, 33 received the death penalty and nine have been executed so far. Although the errors don’t necessarily mean the defendants are innocent — other evidence might have supported conviction — the F.B.I. plans to notify prosecutors and prisoners of the findings. The problem is not limited to hair analysis….”
Via “The [Justice Department] review found that F.B.I. testimony was fundamentally flawed in 257 of those cases — a stunning 96 percent of the total” @ Althouse.
Town of Grand Chute— Gov. Scott Walker signaled Wednesday that state tax projections due next month would modestly beat expectations, saying large windfalls were unlikely and any extra money should be channeled to public schools.
Via Scott Walker: Any uptick in revenue should go to K-12 @ JSOnline.
Now, less than three weeks into the season the Brewers sport the worst record in the major leagues at 2-12 and virtually nothing is going right. The offense, aside from a breakout game in Tuesday’s 16-10 loss to the Reds, has been just as bad as it was down the stretch in 2014.
Via Mark Attanasio 'not looking at the manager or general manager right now' @ JS Brewers Blog.
Another Wisconsin poll has found Gov. Walker’s approval rating in decline.
In the survey of Wisconsin adults by St. Norbert College, Wisconsin Public Radio and Wisconsin Public Television, 41% approve of the governor’s performance and 58% disapprove.
Those numbers are similar to Walker’s ratings in a statewide poll of registered voters released last week by Marquette University Law School.
Walker’s approval rating has slipped seven points since St. Norbert last polled in the fall of 2014.
Via Scott Walker's approval rating declines in another state poll @ JS All Politics Blog.
Walker now joins New Jersey’s Chris Christie and Louisiana’s Bobby Jindal as GOP governors with presidential ambitions and national travel schedules but negative job ratings at home.
Via Declining approval back home could complicate a Walker presidential bid @ JS Wisconsin Voter Blog.
A new state-by-state analysis from the Pew Charitable Trusts shows that Wisconsin experienced the biggest decline in middle-class households in the country between the years 2000 and 2013.
The study found that the percentage of households in the middle class dropped in all 50 states, with Wisconsin’s drop from 54.6 percent to 48.9 percent being the most significant. Moreover, Wisconsin saw a 14 percent decline in median household income.
Via Wisconsin Has Seen Largest Middle-Class Decline Of Any State, Study Finds @ WPR.
Bucks: Team president Peter Feigin takes back ’10-day’ deadline on arena talks
During an interview with Glenn Beck, Walker became the first declared or potential 2016 GOP presidential candidate to stake out a position on immigration fully in line with that of Senate Judiciary Committee subcommittee on Immigration and the National Interest chairman Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL). He also noted that he has been working with Chairman Sessions on the issue to learn more about it.
Walker is now the only potential or declared GOP presidential candidate to discuss the negative effects of a massive increase in legal immigration on American workers….
Via Scott Walker Stands for American Workers on Immigration @ Breitbart.
In his remarks, made after Mr. Walker had addressed the group, Mr. Koch suggested that the political organizations they oversee — which include Americans for Prosperity, a grass-roots organization, and Freedom Partners, a donor trade group with an affiliated super PAC — would not intervene in the Republican primary process on behalf of a single candidate.
But according to the two attendees, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to freely describe the remarks, Mr. Koch indicated that the Koch family might personally offer financial support to Mr. Walker.
Via Kochs Signal Support for Scott Walker – First Draft. Political News, Now. @ NYTimes.com.
“I think so, no question about it. You know, if enough Republicans have a thing to say, why, he’ll defeat her by a major margin,” he said, effusively praising Mr. Walker’s performance. “I thought he had a great message. Scott Walker is terrific and I really wish him all the best. He’s a tremendous candidate to be the nominee in my opinion.”
Via David Koch: Scott Walker Would Defeat Hillary Clinton ‘By a Major Margin’ @ NY Observer.
Scott Walker, getting no favors from NHGOP. His speech tonight moved into far smaller room b/c wedding taking over main venue.
— Reid J. Epstein (@reidepstein) April 18, 2015
Via Scott Walker campaign speech gets bumped to smaller room by wedding @ Blogging Blue.
A CNN article about how Scott Walker has branded himself with a brand — the Wisconsin-based retailer Kohl’s. CNN enumerates 4 reasons for Walker to use the Kohl’s brand: 1. It signifies frugality, 2. He has a way to connect it to tax policy, 3. He can contrast himself to Hillary who probably shops at more expensive places, and 4. He can leverage easy jokes like saying “Is it from Kohl’s?” when someone gives him something.
Via “In battle for authenticity, Scott Walker looks to Kohl’s” @ Althouse.