Gov. Scott Walker delivers eighth State of the State Address
MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) – On Wednesday, Governor Scott Walker delivered his eighth State of the State Address.
It’s the second time Governor Walker has given the address in a re-election year. He started his address by pointing out the deal to bring in Foxconn and the lowest state unemployment rate since Bill Clinton was president.
Walker then pointed to the state’s $140 million surplus and how he wants to spend it – on a $100 per child tax credit available to all Wisconsin families. He also says he wants the state to guarantee insurance coverage for preexisting conditions, reform the welfare system, and increase funding for education.
Walker acknowledged that many of his proposals, including replacing Lincoln Hills as the state’s juvenile correctional system need to be passed by state lawmakers.
"We are getting positive things done for the people of Wisconsin, but there is still more work to be done. So today, I ask you, the members of the state Legislature to move on these important items. These are not Republican or Democrat issues. These are just Wisconsin issues,” Gov. Scott Walker (R – Wisconsin) said.
Walker ended the speech saying there is more work to be done and with his campaign slogan of "Moving Wisconsin Forward."
See below to watch the full address: