Thursday, January 30, 2014

1-31-14 governor addresses fcedc annual meeting

Governor Scott Walker says the state is moving in the right direction.  The governor was the featured speaker at Thursday night’s Fond du lac County Economic Development Corporation 25th annual meeting.
The governor opened his speech by talking about the steps the state is taking to deal with the propane shortage and urging residents to check on elderly neighbors and relatives who use propane to make sure they are okay.  "Cause a lot of them don't think about the fact that their propane tanks might be at or below 30 percent capacity and that's dangerous,"  Walker said.  The governor again pushed for his tax cut proposal outlined in his state of the state address…saying the surplus revenue should go back to the taxpayers.  "What I hear repeatedly from people across the state is that if you want to continue the economic recovery that's happening here and all over this great state put the money back in the hands of the people."  The governor says the state continues to add jobs…pointing to the latest statewide unemployment rate of 6.2 percent.
During the state of the state the governor said he will spend much of this year encouraging Wisconsin businesses to hire more people with disabilities and he talked about that issue Thursday night. "We're not asking employees to do it based on charity, we're doing it based on quality, dependable, reliable employees,"  Walker said.  "We just need you to open up your eyes and look beyond what some determine to be a disability and help us find and identify those unique abilities to plug people into."

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