Governor Walker invited to deliver State of the State speech on January 24

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature has invited Gov. Scott Walker to give his annual State of the State speech on Jan. 24.

Republican leaders of the Senate and Assembly sent Walker a letter Thursday with the invitation. The speech will be Walker's eighth since he first took office in 2011. He is up for re-election next year.

Walker is expected to use the speech to lay out his priorities for 2018. The Legislature is only expected to be in session a handful of days, giving Walker a limited window to take up any of his proposals.

Walker has already called for lawmakers to approve spending nearly $7 million on a marketing campaign to lure more young workers from Chicago, Detroit and the Twin Cities to work in Wisconsin.

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