Walker, Evers explain plans for job creation, economic development in Wisconsin

MADISON, Wis. - Job creation and the economy are key issues heading into the Nov. 6 election in Wisconsin.

Gov. Scott Walker appeared Tuesday at an event for the state`s biggest business lobbying group, Wisconsin Manufacturers & Commerce, focused on Wisconsin`s business climate.

"My belief is, if you`re an able-bodied working-age adult in this state, my expectation is you work at least 30 hours a week and that you`re able to pass a drug test before you get assistance," Walker said in his keynote address....

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Ken Notes: There is nothing like an election to get everyone talking about growing the economy. I must admit to a small amount of frustration at seeing several ideas I have been talking and writing about for years now becoming platforms in both campaigns. I hope we go the extra step and get both candidates to make specific commitment we can hold the to after the election. Here is my short list from ideas I have presented in the past:


  • A State tax credit for tuition loan repayment...

  • Rewrite and simplify TIF laws and require development agreements that ensure repayment...

  • Encourage multiple jurisdictions to work together on projects...

  • Recognize emerging environmental technologies and encourage their use in growing Wisconsin...

  • Bring local ED professionals into the State system...

  • Encourage business to work with High Schools, Tech Schools, and the UW System to create exponentially more apprentice and school to work transitional programs...

  • Create an across the board new employee tax credit to encourage growth...
I`m not running fro anything but I would love to talk about these or any other development issues with your group...



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