HARTFORD — Guess who is coming to Connecticut?
Governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker.
Walker authored the truth-in-sentencing, photo identification requirements to vote, and the elimination of the statute of limitations in sexual assault cases. On June 5, 2012, Walker became the first governor in American history to win a recall election. He won the election with more votes and by a higher percentage than he had won in 2010.
On Monday Connecticut Republican Party Chairman Jerry Labriola, Jr. announced that Walker — the first Governor in American history to win a recall election — will keynote this year’s Prescott Bush Awards Dinner, the CT GOP’s largest annual event.
The 35th Annual Prescott Bush Awards Dinner will take place Monday, May 20th from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at the Stamford Marriott Hotel.
“Governor Walker is a bold reformer who has righted the fiscal ship of state in Wisconsin without raising taxes,” 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.”