Panelists on the latest By The Numbers show agreed: Job-creation numbers for the first 21 months of Gov. Scott Walker's administration make it likely that the Republican governor can't achieve his goal of 250,000 new private-sector jobs by 2015 -- no matter which sets of numbers are used. The reasons for that, and a Brookings Institution report rating the recovering economies of Milwaukee and Madison in the bottom one-third of 100 large American cities, were also discussed during the Sept. 27 show.  click to watch



Clare W. Zempel

Principal - Zempel Strategic 



Laura Dresser, Ph.D.

Associate Director - Center on Wisconsin Strategy


Abdur Chowdhury, Ph.D.

Chair - Department of Economics - Marquette University


Tom Hefty

Retired CEO - Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Wisconsin

Co-chair - Gov. Doyle's Economic Growth Council (2003-05)



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Steven Walters has been a senior producer for WisconsinEye since 2009. He covered Wisconsin's Capitol for the Milwaukee Sentinel and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel between 1988 and 2009. After covering the Iowa Legislature in the 1970s, he was managing editor of the Waukesha Freeman newspaper.