Shilling Says There Has To Be Order In Madison
Governor Scott Walker gave his state of the state address last night....and he fought through some tough voices in the balcony.
This went on periodically throughout the 45 minute speech and each one was escorted out by capitol police. Senator Jennifer Shilling says, besides the Governor's speech, the outburts were something else she did not agree with.
Shilling says she was upset that for the second year in a row, the Governor failed to recognize the $59 billion agriculture industry and the needs of rural communities.
Doyle Troubled By One Word
Governor Scott Walker, for the first half of his state of the state address last night, talked about jobs and job creation. The second half was devoted to education. State Representative Steve Doyle says he knew all that would be in the speech. But one word that was hardly spoken is what troubles him.
The La Crosse Democrat said instead of giving out false job improvement numbers, the Governor needs to look at legislation that he and several other democrats have out there....that would create jobs...and not cost a dime. Legislation that has support from both sides.
GOP Says Dems Have Nothing Positive To Say
The democratic reaction to Governor Walkers state of the state address last night is that when he talked jobs......his speech was all full of holes and mistruths and the state is in worse shape then before he signed the budget. La Crosse County GOP Chair, Bill Feehan, also chimed in.
Feehan says he thinks it shows that the democrats have nothing positive to say and in the end....this is all really about collective bargaining.
Governor Walker Says Lets Get To Work
Governor Scott Walker used last nights state of the state address to tout job creation and getting the state's education process going in the right direction. In betweeen shouts from the gallery...the Governor said he was proud of where Wisconsin is right now.
In his remarks, the Governor discussed how the decisions made this year
benefit the state now and in the future. He noted that in his first year in
office, the state balanced a $3.6 billion budget deficit while avoiding mass
layoffs and billion
Wisconsin Soldier Dies In Afghanistan
An Army soldier from Wisconsin has died while serving in Afghanistan. His alma mater, Evangel University, said 1st Lt. David Johnson, of Mayville, was killed in action Wednesday. University spokesman Paul Logsdon says Johnson's family gave the school permission to release news of his death. The U.S. Department of Defense has not confirmed Johnson's death. The university in Springfield, Mo., says the 24-year-old Johnson was a 2010 graduate and was in command of the Army's 3rd Brigade Combat Team of the 2nd Infantry Division. He visited the university last November for a special Veterans Day service. Campus pastor, John Plake, says Johnson was a well-respected student leader who served as a commander in the school's ROTC program. He is survived by his parents and three siblings.