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Statement on the Governor’s “State of the State” Address

"In his first State of the State address, Governor Scott Walker outlined his vision for Wisconsin and stressed the importance of getting our fiscal house in order.  I agree with the Governor that in the face of our current serious budget deficit, we must change the way government works to create a leaner, more efficient state government for the taxpayers of our state.  The Governor expressed readiness to make the hard decisions necessary to get Wisconsin back on track.  I look forward to working with the Governor and my legislative colleagues to pass a fiscally responsible state budget.  As the Governor said, it’s time to come together to cheer for a Packer victory on Sunday and it’s time for Wisconsin to come together to begin the important work that it will take to put our state back on the right course."