He’s a controversial figure in his own state, where he’s now the target of a recall effort. But some business leaders think Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker may be just the answer to Illinois’s fiscal problems.
The State Chamber of Commerce has invited Walker to be the keynote speaker at the group’s Statehouse lobby day on April 17th. An invitation to Chamber members says Walker will serve as a reminder to Illinois lawmakers that “big problems require big solutions.”
Labor unions are already objecting to the visit by Walker, who has been under fire for his efforts to restrict collective bargaining for public sector workers.