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Lawmakers react to Governor Walker's State of the State


MADISON (WKOW) -- There was certainly agreement from both sides that we are facing an economic emergency and we need to create jobs. We've heard that throughout the special session, but, Governor Walker didn't say anything Tuesday night that we haven't heard before.

The Republicans were very positive and upbeat about what they heard from Governor Walker continuing to make good on his campaign promises.

After the speech, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch said, "He had a health dose of realism and that pledge of 250,000 jobs over the next two years is very real."

Senate Minority Leader Mark Miller says, "A lot of the state of the states cheerleading, we still have the hard decisions ahead of us."

Democrats felt the Governor was too general. They say he gave no specifics in his State of the State about what he's going to do to fix the $3 billion budget deficit.

Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca said after the State of the State that the Democrats are going to call an economic summit. They want to work with the Governor and Republicans and come up with a bi-partisan plan to solve this economic crisis.



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