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Gov. Walker stops in Eau Claire to tout taxes, talk campaign strategy


Eau Claire (WQOW) - Governor Scott Walker made an appearance in Eau Claire Wednesday to tout taxes. 

The state budget is doing away with the state property tax by eliminating the forestry mill tax which was first imposed in 1931.

Now, the forestry account will receive funds through the state's general fund rather than a tax. Gov. Walker said with a number of outside businesses building factories in the badger state, he hopes this will be another incentive for skilled workers to come to Wisconsin.

"Keeping property taxes in check, and in this case actually keeping them lower on an average property than when we started, is incredibly important and I think will attract more growth and will certainly will attract more businesses here," Walker said.

Meanwhile, Walker said the recent high-profile Republican losses has changed the way he is campaigning.

News 18 asked Gov. Walker how Roy Moore's defeat in Alabama, and the Democrats big win in the Virginia governor's race have impacted his campaign.

"If you have $20-30 million coming in from Washington, distorting the facts out there as we saw in that race in Virginia, that's a pretty good wake up call that we can't take anything for granted," Walker said. "We have to knock on doors, we've got to visit with neighbors, we've got to talk to coworkers. We have to get the message out."

Walker continued to push that message at a private campaign fundraiser in Lake Wissota Wednesday night

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