Walker calls it an amazing, historic year

Gov. Scott Walker plans to tout 2017 as an “amazing” and “historic” year in his annual State of the State speech.

Walker says in excerpts released Wednesday that record-low unemployment, elimination of the state property tax and the Foxconn Technology Group project all have contributed to the successful year.

He says, “We are getting things done for the people of Wisconsin.”

Democrats have assailed the Foxconn project because it could cost state and local taxpayers $4.5 billion in tax incentives. They’ve also criticized Walker for not doing enough to fix other state problems, including crumbling roads and the state’s troubled juvenile prisons.

Walker plans to tout increases in K-12 school funding and further work requirements he’s proposing for welfare recipients. He’s also seeking to guarantee health insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.