Walker calls it an amazing, historic year
MADISON, Wis. — 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.”
WI received a bond rating upgrade from 3 national agencies. Our health care systems are ranked number one in the nation for quality. And we announced the largest economic development project in state history. It has been quite an amazing year! A historic year. #WISOTS (2/2)
— Governor Walker (@GovWalker) January 24, 2018
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.
.@GovWalker has been releasing excerpts from today’s State of the State address. His excerpts cover a number of issues in Wisconsin, including low #unemployment rates, K-12 education, rural schools, transportation and mental health. #news3 #WISOTS https://t.co/yOnH99Bldt
— Rose Schmidt (@RoseSchmidtTV) January 24, 2018
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