Gov. Walker

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Tuesday afternoon, Governor Scott Walker gave the annual State of the State address to the Wisconsin legislature and guests.

Among the key points: Walker says he will continue to help rural schools...

Walker says he will increase the budget for broadband expansion...

Gov. Walker says they will help to meet a transportation budget shortfall which has left roads in need of repair....

Walker discussed more emphasis on a technical college degree...

We'll have the Democrats response to Walker's address Wednesday

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Governor Scott Walker unveiled a new $10 million dollar program designed to help get more workers to businesses, here in the north and other rural areas.

Walker spoke at the Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit in Minocqua Thursday.

The plan is called the Rural Economic Development Initiative, designed to help businesses create more jobs in rural areas for low and moderate income persons. The second component supplies housing for people to work in an area. Walker says this will help alleviate a growing worker shortage. The third component ties to worker training.

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Governor Walker stopped in Rhinelander Tuesday promoting the recently signed $68 billion state budget.

Walker said the key from his view was the budget provides tax relief...


"...if you're a taxpayer in the state of Wisconsin, there's about a billion dollars worth of tax relief...everybody who pays income taxes is going to see the rates go down. That's important for all of us as consumers..."

Governor Walker has asked for applications for appointment to the vacant sheriff's job in Vilas county.

Sheriff Frank Tomlanovich died last week after a short illness.


The new sheriff will begin serving upon appointment and will complete a term ending January 5, 2015.

An applicant must reside in Vilas County at the time the appointment becomes effective.

More information can be found on Governor Walker’s website:

Governor Scott Walker has extended his sympathies to the family of Frank Tomlanovich, the Vilas County Sheriff who died Thursday after a short illness.

While in Tomahawk Friday afternoon to sign bills concerning ATV's Walker said he was shocked when he heard the news..