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Gov. Walker comments on fiscal cliff concerns


MADISON (WKOW) -- Gov. Scott Walker said it's hard for states to prepare for what could happen with the so-called fiscal cliff.

Walker commented Wednesday on his Tuesday meeting at the White House. The governor said he expressed that his biggest concern is the impact any action or inaction will have on the economy.

"We've seen things slowly turn around here in the state of Wisconsin. We went from losing jobs a few years ago to gaining jobs. We went from unemployment above 9 percent to unemployment below 7 percent. In any of the proposals that may be pieced together... the biggest fundamental concern I have isn't just about the fiscal impact, it's about what it does to the economy," said the governor.

Walker said during his meeting with the president, he didn't get into any specifics about the potential impact in Wisconsin, because he was there as a representative of the National Governors Association.

Walker was one of six governors to meet with President Obama and Vice President Biden.


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