Jobs and economy
Some voters scoffed at Walker"s pledge to create 250,000 jobs in his four-year term. But economists are as likely as not to say that's a good bet.
Wisconsin has lost more than 155,000 jobs since the recession began, though private sector employment is up 34,700 in the last year, state figures show.
It went with less notice, but Walker also promised 10,000 new businesses would be created.
Walker didn't show many cards on his economic development strategy — targeted tax cuts, restructuring a state agency, staying in touch with business leaders — but his concrete job pledge makes this an easy one to track.
Walker and Republicans in the Capitol are primed to remove enrollment caps on private school choice and on virtual charter schools.
That was a Walker promise, along with bringing back the "qualified economic offer” system for school labor negotiations.
Walker also promised to grade schools based on quality, allow more teachers without education degrees and end social promotion for third graders who can't read up to standard.
"Nothing he proposed was out of reach,” said Olsen, who will chair the Senate Education Committee.
Perhaps the most controversial Walker education pledge is removing residency requirements for teachers.
Milwaukee city officials long have fought that, saying that ending residency would drain middle-class residents from the city; Walker says it's an arbitrary barrier that keeps qualified teachers from applying in certain districts.
From the specific (appoint "Whitetail Deer trustee”) to the broad (allow increased access to state lands), Walker made a big play for hunter-voters, promising a less-regulated deer hunt and a more "hunter friendly” Department of Natural Resources.
It appears many of his promises in this area are within his power. For instance: He wants a farmer on the DNR board, audits of fish and wildlife spending and a study group on hunting and the environment.
Here is a link to his campaign promises