Governors Journal has named Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker its Governor of the Year.
In a story that ran over the Christmas weekend, staff writers describe Walker as the "best symbol of the struggle between the two political parties about how best to meet those fiscal challenges." The writers defend Walker's introduction of Act 10 - the Budget Repair Bill - as the the result of years of warnings about underfunded pensions and binding arbitration, finally put into action because of the larger, national economic crisis.
Next to the presidential election in 2012, Walker's potential recall could be the biggest political story in the country, the story says. Win or lose, though, Walker is considered a star in the Republican Party and amongst his gubernatorial colleagues.
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