That’s why Scott Walker’s jaw dropping proposal to sell off state land to foreign countries is so outrageous. His broad power to sell Wisconsin property to foreign countries, without adding a number of important exemptions, should have conservatives screaming bloody murder. But they're not. Where’s all their defensive talk about U.S. sovereignty? Walker wants to lift limits on how much foreign entities can own. Except for farming, skies the limit.
Post Crescent: The state would have much broader power to sell or lease state-owned properties — including buildings overseen by the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents — under Gov. Scott Walker’s proposed 2013-15 budget … The state Department of Administration could sell those and other properties with or without the approval of the agency having jurisdiction over them.
Cullen Werwie, a spokesman for Walker, said the administration wants to examine selling off things like unused land or state-owned power plants. It is not to sell roads, bridges, UW assets or things like that.”
Well then that’s okay? So even though the proposal doesn't exclude those items, we can trust Walker or the next governor to do the right thing…?
Again, we need to hold Walker accountable when it comes to the original intent of his proposal, and his amazingly broad ability to sell everything and anything he wants. To be exact:
Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca, added that if the change is meant to examine sales of power plants, the language should be more specific.
I know Republicans hate new laws and regulations, but to ignore the legal implications is unacceptably irresponsible.