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Walker addresses critics after signing bills

Governor: Bills make a better future for Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. - After signing several bills into law Monday, Gov. Scott Walker answered some of his critics.

Some Democrats criticized bills that were signed without much fanfare late last week, including one they said now makes it harder to fight job and pay discrimination.

The president's campaign even joined the fray, accusing Walker of waging a "war against women." The governor refutes the claim and said his approach is all about job creation.

"We care about their future," Walker said. "That's really what we need to be waging our time and efforts on and that's why when I do public signings, I focus on bills that I think will make a better future for our state."

"Most of the legislation signed by the governor today makes tremendous advances in the protection of women, so I would submit it's just the opposite of what you suggest," said Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen, answering Walker's critics.

The governor said the criticism is the same old out-of-state special interest talking points which he said "seem to have a total disregard for what the facts are."

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