Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Governor discusses economy, rest of term (videos)

4:47 PM, Jul. 2, 2013  |  Comments
  • Filed Under

Wisconsin's governor is touring the state to tout the $68 billion state biennial budget he signed Monday. In a meeting with the Daily Herald Editorial Board today, Gov. Scott Walker touched on the budget he signed with 57 vetoes, the economy, health care and his hopes for the remaining year and a half of his term.

In a wide-ranging conversation, Walker also said governors like himself could be utilized to help improve some perceptions of a national negative GOP image.

"I think they should put their governors front and center," he said, adding that most battleground states are currently led by Republican governors."

Walker endorsed a path to citizenship for immigrant workers, acknowledging that a substantial number of Wisconsin farms depend on migrant workers. He was also sharply critical of how difficult the federal government makes it for those workers to come to this country.

"If people want to come here and work hard and benefit, I don't care whether they come from Mexico or Ireland or Germany or Canada or South Africa or anywhere else," he said. "I want them here."

Read the full Q and A with Walker in the Opinion section of the website and in print tomorrow.

What's your take on the Packers Family Night change?

Retrieving results.
Watching practice is fine.(Your vote)
15%
574 votes
I'd rather watch a scrimmage.(Your vote)
23%
856 votes
I don't want to pay to watch practice.(Your vote)
27%
1015 votes
It doesn't matter to me.(Your vote)
34%
1271 votes

Catch up on the latest in our pregame show every game day.

Football fans

If you've ever answered "Who has the ball?" with "It's halftime," you might recognize The Airhead. Check out the characters in our cartoon gallery of oddball fans.

Special Reports

ORDER YOURS

Football fans

If you've ever answered "Who has the ball?" with "It's halftime," you might recognize The Airhead. Check out the characters in our cartoon gallery of oddball fans.

Special Reports