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Local lawmakers expect transportation, infrastructure during ‘State of the State'

Walker emphasized expanding workforce

'State of the State' Preview

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will give his annual 'State of the State' address Tuesday, talking about his plan to improve Wisconsin over the next year.

On Friday, Governor Walker mentioned a need to get more people into the state's workforce. He emphasized finding work for veterans, those leaving prison, and those trying to kick their prescription drug habits.

Local lawmakers expect a lot of focus on the state's transportation budget and infrastructure.

"As we look at ways to improve and rehabilitate our current existing roadways, we need to make sure that we are looking at best practices, that we are looking at cost-saving measures to then turn into some of the maintenance of the current roads that we have,” said Wisconsin State Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling.

Other talking points are expected to include education funding, property taxes, and expanding the state's middle-class.


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