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Gov. Walker reflects on tumultuous first year in office


MADISON (WKOW) -- Gov. Scott Walker sat down with Capitol Bureau Chief Greg Neumann for a one-on-one interview Friday afternoon to discuss his tumultuous first year in office.

Gov. Walker admitted he could have handled the collective bargaining issue better, saying he should have laid a better foundation in January and February before trying to push the law through the legislature.

However, he said the law was the right thing for the state and does not regret implementing it.

Despite a fifth straight month of job losses, Walker said he remains confident that he will still be able to deliver on his promise of providing 250,000 new jobs for Wisconsin by the end of his first-term.

The Governor continued to claim ignorance in developments surrounding a John Doe investigation in Milwaukee County.

Several of Gov. Walker's associates have been given immunity in a the case.

It is focusing on activities that happened in the Milwaukee County Executive's office during the years Walker held that position.

Last week, realtor Andrew Jensen, whose clients did business with Milwaukee County and who was a campaign contributor to Gov. Walker, was arrested for failing to cooperate with the Milwaukee County District Attorney.




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