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Walker plans for fast start; declaring economic emergency


MADISON (WKOW) -- Governor-elect Scott Walker wants to get a quick start on his first day in office Monday by declaring an economic emergency and calling the Republican-controlled Legislature into special session to take up a series of proposals.

Walker, a Republican, will be inaugurated in a ceremony held in the Capitol at noon on Monday. He has made job creation his main priority and promised that in four years Wisconsin will have 250,000 more jobs than currently does.

A state Democratic Party spokesman says Walker is using the state's economic woes as a smoke screen to advance a partisan agenda to satisfy narrow special interests.

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