Study: Governors Not in Control of Job Growth
Two things that control job numbers in Wisconsin: exchange rate of the dollar. National and international demand for goods. Neither of those controlled by the Wisconsin governor but set instead by forces beyond their influence says Joel Rogers with Center on Wisconsin Strategy. He says governor's shouldn't get credit or blame for job numbers. In fact, the group's new study shows how little impact Wisconsin governors have on job creation. Rogers says Walker's goal of 250 thousand new jobs in the state would be reached regardless of who was in the governor's office. Assuming, Rogers says, that the state's recovery from the recession was occurring at a normal pace.