Gov. Scott Walker made an election-year pitch in his eighth annual State of the State address Wednesday, introducing a new $100-per-child tax credit and calling for more funding for rural schools and businesses.
“A couple hundred dollars more in the family budget could really make a difference, particularly when getting ready for the next school year,” Walker said after calling a group of children and parents up to join him on the Assembly chamber dais.
Walker touted a record-low 3 percent unemployment rate, increased spending on K-12 schools, lower income and property taxes, an improved bond rating and the largest economic development project in state history — a $10 billion Foxconn plant in Racine County supported by $4.5 billion in taxpayer subsidies.
“We are getting positive things done for the people of Wisconsin,” Walker said.