Gov. Walker visits Chippewa Falls after recall election

(WEAU) - Governor Walker said he feels the Chippewa Valley is an important part to the state's economy.

He also made it clear that he is committed to adding 250,000 jobs to Wisconsin. He added that he wanted to jump right back into things now that the recall has ended.

"The election is over. We don't have opponents anymore in this state. We have Wisconsinites who care about moving this state forward," said Governor Scott Walker in his address.

Governor Scott Walker was greeted with a standing ovation at Bauman Construction, just days after the recall election results revealed he would remain in office.

"Employers say they were feeling good about adding jobs but they were waiting until the recall election, I can see the concern of not knowing what would happen," said Walker.

Although Walker removed collective bargaining rights, CNN reported that 52% of Wisconsin voters supported his decision and 37% of union members voted for Walker.

"A lot of guys said hey we work for union shop but we pay 25% to 30% for our health insurance. We match our pension contribution, it’s only fair and they’re hard working tax payers as well and they want to make sure we have a fair system."

Walker says although legislature is not in session until January, he believes Republicans and Democrats will share common ground on certain issues before then.

"Job training, work skills particularly manufacturing that deal with helping farmers, and other interests around the state. Many of those things are things we can do through the administrative process," said Walker.

Walker also visited Pro Products in Sturgeon Bay.

Both stops were part of his moving Wisconsin Forward Tour.

Meanwhile, Walker says he talked with employers around the state who say they are ready to put more people to work.

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(WEAU) - As part of his Wisconsin Forward tour, Governor Scott Walker will visit Chippewa Falls Thursday.

He'll drop by Bauman Construction and will talk about jobs and business in the state.

Walker came out of the recall election with a 7 point win.
Exit polling revealed many voters didn't believe a recall was necessary, though they didn't always agree with Walker and his tactics.

The public is not invited to Thursday's event.

WEAU 13 News will have a crew there and have reports on later newscasts and here on WEAU.com.


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  • by Anonymous on Jun 10, 2012 at 08:20 PM
    Man! Do you all listen to yourselves? What a waste of human flesh. Get on with your lives, both sides. Do something usefull instead of sitting on here sniping each other. Life's too short. Who cares who's in office. They are all crooks or they wouldn't be there! Move on. I feel sorry for all of your loved ones.
  • by No Tax Breaks on Jun 10, 2012 at 06:46 PM
    Why are companies getting tax breaks? They should actually be paying more taxes. Weren't they screaming last year that they wanted to hire, but the 2 and 4 year colleges weren't preparing the students for the type of jobs needed? Well, if they want labor ready workers, maybe they should pay for it. They want the state schools to train their potential employees, but they don't want to pay taxes which pays for schooling. Geez!
  • by y on Jun 8, 2012 at 06:00 AM
    What a funny thing. THe people that back Walker could care less what part of the state he is in, let alone scouring the media to see where he is going to be next. Those of you that do not back Walker, NEED to know where he is at all times, so that they can harrass him as much as possible (the governors open comes to mind), then complain because his meetings are not open to them. Don't you guys work for a living? How ever do you possibly find the time to keep such tabs on this person? If I had that kind of time on my hands, I certainly would not be following Mr Walker around.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 9, 2012 at 05:05 AM in reply to y
      Can't answer for anyone else, but yes I work. I do quite well for myself actually. Love when people posting here complain about all the free time the people posting here have. Makes me laugh.
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      by Anonymous on Jun 10, 2012 at 09:15 AM in reply to y
      Yet you have time to continuously post on here.....do you even listen to yourselves?
  • by The worm turns? on Jun 8, 2012 at 05:46 AM
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      by Anonymous on Jun 8, 2012 at 08:20 AM in reply to The worm turns?
      they don't grant immunity to 13 people and charge 5 of them with felonies on "trumped up charges". Nice try though.
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        by Anonymous on Jun 10, 2012 at 12:11 PM in reply to
        Thery also don't spend two years officiating then suddenly start leaking innuendos to the press at election time if there was a real case.
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          by Anonymous on Jun 10, 2012 at 02:50 PM in reply to
          ????
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      by Anonymous on Jun 8, 2012 at 08:02 PM in reply to The worm turns?
      Yeah OK
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      by Eau Getreal on Jun 9, 2012 at 04:29 PM in reply to The worm turns?
      Seriously? Nice try there, buddy. He's going down.
  • by Heidi on Jun 8, 2012 at 04:37 AM
    Does this mean Buamann will be on the Democrats employer Boycott list? Shame
  • by Linda on Jun 8, 2012 at 04:28 AM
    Thank you governor Walker for standing up to the abusive unions and fighting for jobs.
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      by PAC on Jun 11, 2012 at 04:37 AM in reply to Linda
      Linda - in a time when the state needs to heal, you put out a statement like that. Does it make you happy to try to instigate yet another battle? Grow up.
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      by Thank you Linda on Jun 11, 2012 at 07:33 AM in reply to Linda
      for not thanking gov walker for ravishing the states educational system, which we will all pay for in the next 5 years or so.
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      by Sally Sassalot on Jun 11, 2012 at 10:47 PM in reply to Linda
      I stand with you Linda! You're A-OK in my book!
  • by GEORGE Location: SEYMOUR on Jun 7, 2012 at 09:26 PM
    Mr Walker if people do not have the money to buy the product!! there will be no job growth.People create job not businesses.When people are buying there products and the business is doing well they may need more help to keep up with demand.So the people have now created more jobs.People can get a long with out businesses,but businesses can not get along with out people.Mr Walker if you what job growth stop taking from the middle class so they have money to buy there product and be able to support small businesses.
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      by Mike on Jun 10, 2012 at 12:18 PM in reply to GEORGE
      How do these people buy things without money? Until business can create jobs, there will be no taxes to collect to raise money.
  • by Scott Location: Chippewa on Jun 7, 2012 at 08:26 PM
    Mcdonalds in hallie is hiring night shift
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      by Diane on Jun 8, 2012 at 09:32 AM in reply to Scott
      To Scott, If youare so short on cash, maybe you should apply for the night shift.
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        by Anonymous on Jun 8, 2012 at 08:04 PM in reply to Diane
        Hi ya hottie. How ya been?
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      by YEs Scott on Jun 11, 2012 at 07:34 AM in reply to Scott
      that is the best job you will get under walker. Better go apply now while the going is still good.
  • by anon on Jun 7, 2012 at 07:59 PM
    he has to keep coming up here he has a lot of campagain promises to fullfill with the taxpayer money now that he won the recall he has to finish selling off wisconsin
  • by Sara Location: Chippewa on Jun 7, 2012 at 07:07 PM
    So if it is fairness that makes the world go around why did women lose their right to equal pay?
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      by Try to learn on Jun 8, 2012 at 12:47 PM in reply to Sara
      It is still in place on the federal level so yup the world is still going around :)
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        by Anonymous on Jun 9, 2012 at 02:52 PM in reply to Try to learn
        Did not take long for Wi to do away with it---how long before the same tactics are done at the federal level?
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        by Eau Forcripesake on Jun 9, 2012 at 04:33 PM in reply to Try to learn
        And you need to be rich to begin with to afford a federal case.
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      by EC Lady on Jun 9, 2012 at 04:55 AM in reply to Sara
      Discrimination laws DID NOT change. The ability to sue at state level changed, But you still can sue in Federal Courts. Facts not lies please.
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