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Falk says she will try and un-do a Republican passed laws

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Kathleen Falk
Kathleen Falk

UNDATED, WI (WTAQ) - Democrat Kathleen Falk said Tuesday that she’d try to un-do a number of high-profile things the Republicans did while controlling the State Capitol over the last 14 months. The former Dane County executive is running in the expected recall election against Governor Scott Walker. Among other things, Falk told reporters she would try to kill the new voter ID law. She said it quote, “discourages voters, and that’s not good in a democracy.” Falk and Senate Democrat Kathleen Vinehout are the only declared Democrats running so far. Falk said she would be different than Walker by being more upfront with voters. She cited Walker’s elimination of most public union bargaining that he didn’t directly mention in his 2010 campaign. Falk has said she won’t sign a state budget unless it includes a repeal of the union law. On Tuesday, she also vowed to restore public financing of State Supreme Court campaigns. She also said a citizens’ commission should re-draw state-and-congressional district lines instead of the party-in-power in the Legislature. Falk also said she would also reverse Walker’s move to designate three dozen top state jobs as political appointments – and she’d either dump them or return them to independent civil service posts. Falk also vowed to make the governor’s office more transparent by posting her daily schedule on-line, and putting a data-base of state government contracts and employee salaries on the Web. Walker’s administration has been working to post a new Internet site that details state spending.

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