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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