Puts forward an ambitious agenda during State of State address
January 25, 2018
[Madison, WI] — Governor Walker is getting positive things done for hard-working Wisconsin families. At yesterday’s State of the State address, the governor highlighted the success of his reforms and laid out an ambitious agenda to keep Wisconsin’s future bright.
Check out what they’re saying about Governor Walker’s State of the State address:
From the Associated Press: Gov. Scott Walker on Wednesday urged Republicans and Democrats to unite to quickly approve a $100-per child tax credit and a host of other election-year priorities, including guaranteeing insurance coverage for people with pre-existing conditions.
From the Wisconsin State Journal: “A couple hundred dollars more in the family budget could really make a difference, particularly when getting ready for the next school year,” Walker said after calling a group of children and parents up to join him on the Assembly chamber dais.
From Fox 6 News: Walker touted the state’s budget surplus and pointed to an unemployment rate of 3%, which is a full percentage point below the national average. “The only other time it was that low was in May, June, and July in 1999 when Tommy Thompson was governor,” Walker said. “Things were good then, they’re good now, and they’re only going to get better.”
From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: The governor can tout a 3% unemployment rate in Wisconsin — a tie for the record low, which was last reached in the summer of 1999. He can point to a six-year freeze on in-state tuition at the University of Wisconsin, property taxes below 2010 levels on the typical home, and the up to 13,000 jobs that Foxconn Technology Group says it’s bringing to Racine County.
From the Cap Times: Walker touted the elimination of the state’s portion of the property tax, done in the most recent state budget, and an analysis by the nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau that shows property taxes and income taxes will be lower for Wisconsin residents in 2018 than in 2010.