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Statements from area lawmakers following governor's speech

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(Madison) State Senator Terry Moulton (R-Chippewa Falls) issued the following statement following Governor Scott Walker's State of the State address:

"I support Governor Walker's plan to work together to move Wisconsin forward.  Two years ago, we faced a $3.6 billion budget deficit, high unemployment and a hostile environment for job creators.  Instead of carrying on with ‘business as usual', we made the tough decisions required to reverse years of fiscal mismanagement in Madison and help get Wisconsin back to work.  Today, the state has a budget surplus, unemployment has dropped and businesses are coming back to Wisconsin."

"There is still much work to be done, but, with the tough decisions and hard work of the last two years, the state is in a position to invest in our priorities.  We need to continue making Wisconsin great by improving educational opportunities, lowering taxes, developing our workforce and creating good paying jobs."

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On Tuesday, Representative Dana Wachs (D-Eau Claire) issued the following statement after listening to Governor Scott Walker's annual "State of the State" address:

"Tonight, Governor Walker laid out his vision for Wisconsin's future.   While I applaud him for stressing the need for job creation, it is clear that there is still a lot of work to do if we are going to reach his campaign promise of 250,000 jobs created by 2015.  With Wisconsin currently ranked 42nd in business climate according to Forbes Magazine, we must find ways to create family-supporting jobs quickly to put people back to work.  It is also crucial that we address the growing skills gap by fixing the damage caused by devastating cuts to our public schools and technical colleges.  I am confident that if my Assembly Republican colleagues stick to their promise to work in a bi-partisan fashion, we will create jobs, grow our economy, and give Wisconsin citizens the better quality of life that they deserve."

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