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Governor Walker discusses budget during visit to Eau Claire

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Eau Claire (WQOW) - Saturday night Governor Walker was in Eau Claire to discuss some of the finer details in the budget.

The governor was a guest speaker at the Republican Party of Eau Claire County's Annual Lincoln Day Dinner. The event was at the Holiday Inn on Craig Road.

WQOW News 18 asked the governor what he plans to do with the budget surplus. "We're going to make investments in key areas. Creating jobs, developing the workforce, certainly more money and resources in education. Both K-12 and higher education will get more resources from this budget. And then we're making investments in infrastructure. We just announced 6.4 billion dollars we're investing in the transportation budget," said Governor Scott Walker.

While the governor spoke about his upcoming budget inside, more than 20 people gathered outside to protest his decision on health care.

"It's only going to provide healthcare for some, and not for all. And of course, yes I do need healthcare, but I don't want it at the expense of someone else. It's going to pin brother against brother, sister against sister," said Jasmine Voelz, who came to protest from Wausau.

"I think for some of the protesters, they're upset because we found a way to reduce the number of uninsured, and at the same time we didn't burden the state with the future costs that Medicaid expansion the federal government would bring on," Walker said.

The budget will be out this coming week, on Wednesday.  

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