As he prepares to seek re-election for a third term, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker unveiled on Wednesday a set of proposals he calls an “ambitious agenda” and Democrats call a “cynical political reinvention.”
In his annual State of the State address to the Legislature, Walker called on lawmakers to support measures to increase health insurance access, give more money to rural and frugal school districts, tighten restrictions on welfare programs and put more money in parents’ pockets.
Republican leaders in the Legislature were supportive of Walker’s agenda. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, said he has “no doubt” the Assembly will be able to take votes on every issue Walker raised by the end of the legislative session.