Walker launches statewide tourMADISON -- This week, Gov. Scott Walker kicks off his statewide Talk with Walker tour. For the next several months, he will talk with Wisconsinites about their priorities and ideas for building a better Wisconsin. (Video included.)
MADISON -- This week, Gov. Scott Walker kicks off his statewide Talk with Walker tour. For the next several months, he will talk with Wisconsinites about their priorities and ideas for building a better Wisconsin.
“Over the last few months, I’ve outlined my top five priorities for helping our economy grow and making sure our kids get the best education we can give them,” said Walker in a press release Monday. “I’m looking forward to talking with people around Wisconsin about what is important to them. We are looking for bold ideas and real solutions to the problems facing our state.”
Earlier this month, Department of Administration Secretary Mike Huebsch reported that the budget is in a strong fiscal position. Revenue estimates are up $1.5 billion for the FY13-15 budget, and the state will deposit money into the rainy day fund in back-to-back years for the first time in state history.
“Our reforms laid the groundwork for us to manage our state budget, so we can focus on our priorities,” said Walker.
The Talk with Walker tour will allow the governor to incorporate ideas from Wisconsinites across the state into his legislative agenda and upcoming budget.
According to the press release, Walker will introduce a budget in February focusing on five key areas: creating jobs, developing the workforce, transforming education, reforming government and investing in infrastructure.
The Talk with Walker Tour will bring the governor to many different areas of the state to visit with workers, employers, taxpayers, editorial boards and many other Wisconsin citizens, says Monday’s press release.