Walker: Workforce development, welfare reform top priorities

For fiscal conservatives, there seems to be much to like in Gov. Scott Walker’s 2017 State of the State address.

For liberals, Tuesday’s message was all just more rhetoric from the devil.

Such is life in the deep partisan divide that is Badger State politics.

In his latest address before a joint session of the Legislature, the two-term Republican governor laid out his vision of the biennial session ahead and very much sounded like a candidate seeking a third term in the governor’s seat.

“We are working and winning for Wisconsin,” Walker repeated several times throughout the course of his address.

The governor promised to not only freeze college tuition again but to cut tuition for all undergraduates in the University of Wisconsin System. He promised more tax cuts. And he held firm on his pledge of no gas tax or fee hikes without a corresponding reduction in expenses.

“I believe firmly we were not sent here by the people of Wisconsin to raise taxes,” Walker said.

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