Scott And Jeff Fitzgerald: The Brothers Who Pushed Scott Walker’s Union Bill Through The Wisconsin Legislature
MADISON, Wis. — When Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker needed help twisting arms to get his polarizing bill eliminating most public employees’ union rights through the Legislature, he turned to Scott and Jeff Fitzgerald. The Irish Catholic brothers hold the top two legislative posts in the state, and they said their success was due to blood as much as political skill.
“If Jeff and I were not brothers, and if we didn’t have the personal relationship that we have, I don’t know if it would have worked or not,” said Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, who is known as “Big Fitz” even though he is shorter than his younger brother, the Assembly speaker. “We were all on the same page in just about everything we did,” he added.