Democrats slam Walker over proposing, then rescinding, removal of Wisconsin Idea



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MADISON, Wisconsin — Democrats are slamming Republican Gov. Scott Walker over him saying it was a mistake for his budget to propose eliminating the guiding principle of the University of Wisconsin.

Walker proposed removing the Wisconsin Idea from UW's mission statement, then backtracked and said Thursday that it was a simple mistake that's being blown out of proportion. Walker also said he was unaware of the proposed change until the day after the budget came out.

Wisconsin Democratic Party Chairman Mike Tate questioned in a conference call Thursday how Walker could consider running for president if he couldn't get his budget document right.

Democratic state Rep. Chris Taylor, of Madison, says Walker needs to take responsibility for the error and "own it."

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