Walker to tour drought-stricken parts of Wis.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker plans to tour drought-stricken parts of Wisconsin on Friday.

Walker plans to meet with legislative leaders, agency officials and others about the drought during the tour that will take him to a farm in Burlington and one in Dodgeville.

The tour comes after Walker on Wednesday expanded a drought emergency declaration statewide. The U.S. Drought Monitor on Thursday also upgraded the drought from severe to extreme across southern Wisconsin.

Walker says the increase in wildfires because of the hot weather and lack of rain is adding to the risk of "major economic losses, especially in agriculture."

Walker has directed Wisconsin Emergency Management to coordinate state efforts in response to the drought. It also directs all state agencies to assist in the response and recovery.

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  • by Taxpayer Location: WI on Jul 19, 2012 at 10:09 AM
    Another trip...? Sure does enough traveling, he must pay for all these trips out of his own pocket, no way would this honest genuine man use tax payer money to do this.
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      by Anonymous on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:27 AM in reply to Taxpayer
      Might be a hard concept for you to grasp but try it. This trip is to see damage done by the lack of rain and the affect it will have on hard working people. It is to help someone other than yourself so I can see why you would be against this. But not everything is about you.
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        by oh on Jul 19, 2012 at 12:06 PM in reply to
        yes he is going to help his rich buds
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      by Anonymous on Jul 19, 2012 at 11:43 AM in reply to Taxpayer
      Get over it man. I voted against Walker both times, but I am starting to realize the ignorance of the liberals. I might have to reconsider my vote. Your comment makes no sense at all.
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        by oh on Jul 19, 2012 at 06:23 PM in reply to
        get over it ya go broke and lose all we have
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      by TR on Jul 19, 2012 at 01:30 PM in reply to Taxpayer
      Don't forget about the recent visit of Obama to New York City for fund raisers using Air Force 1 and all related amenities. By stopping to visit Ground Zero, his reelection committee didn't have to pay for the expenses incurred. "no way would this honest genuine man use tax payer money to do this."
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