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Governor Walker takes swipe at media while visiting Waukesha County elementary school students

When Governor Scott Walker stopped by Hartland North Elementary School Monday, many were expecting it to be like other recent school stops he's made talking about his budget proposal.

It's a proposal that includes increased funding for programs that will encourage and support students who choose technology based careers.

Instead of the usual media availability, it was the students asking the questions.

They ran the usual gamut of what he does as governor and what he does in his spare time.

He implored this band of cub reporters to keep reading.

And then he took a swipe at their adult counterparts.

"One of the best things you can do is read," the governor said. "Anybody else got questions?"

There was silence for a moment and then the governor joked.

"This is easier than a press conference and they're better questions too."

Then a young student raised his hand and asked the governor why he didn't stay in Madison to work.

The governor said he got a better sense of what was going on when he could visit schools, hospitals and non-profits to see how Wisconsinites are helping fellow Wisconsinites.

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