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Gov. Walker's challenger talks Confluence Project


Eau Claire (WQOW) - The confluence project is the talk of the town and Governor Walker's newest challenger has even weighed in. Mary Burke made a stop in Eau Claire.  About a dozen people attended the discussion at Houligan's Restaurant on Tuesday. 

The former Commerce Secretary and Trek Bicycle executive talked about a number of things including her decision to run for governor, gaining the support of her fellow democrats, recently introduced frac sand legislation and even touched on the confluence project. 

"It's obviously a proposal that many believe would help grow the economy and community in Eau Claire and I believe that public private partnerships are something we should be looking at," said Burke. 

We also asked the democrat for her thoughts on Governor Walker's $100 dollar property tax cut That was recently signed into law.

"No one likes paying taxes," Burke said "but I would make sure it's done in a way that looks at the long term fiscal responsibility of our state and making sure we're being good stewards of taxpayers money."

The new tax cut is expected to save the average homeowner about 13 dollars this year and 20 dollars next year.

Burke also attended a private fundraiser and meeting with community members on Grand

Avenue this evening. She officially entered the governor's race earlier this month.

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