Governor Walker to deliver 7th State of the State address

State of State to focus on workforce development

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker is expected to focus his State of the State speech on efforts to get every person possible into Wisconsin's workforce.
 
Walker is slated to deliver the speech on Tuesday afternoon before a joint meeting of the state Senate and Assembly.
 
Walker has been saying that his focus this year will be on workforce development in Wisconsin, a theme that he's expected to expand on in the State of the State.
 
Walker has been talking recently about enacting policies to help fill job vacancies around the state.
 
He's said those efforts extend to finding jobs for veterans, the disabled, people leaving prison and those kicking drug addictions.
 
Walker's seventh State of the State is scheduled for 3 p.m. He will release the state budget next month.
 
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GREEN BAY, Wis.-- Governor Scott Walker will deliver his 7th State of the State address Tuesday.
 
He's expected to lay out this year's legislative agenda including focusing on getting more people in the workforce and battling prescription drug addiction.
On Monday, Democratic state lawmakers held a news conference in Green Bay to urge the public to investigate the Governor's claims during the speech regarding funding issues involving transportation, education, and our state prisons. 
 
"There are things that the public should be upset with and they should be contacting us, and we should have some input. It should not just be one party, one rule," said Sen. Dave Hansen of Green Bay.
 
Senator Hansen says he hopes both sides of the aisle can get back to compromise and collaboration to implement ideas that will help more Wisconsinites.
 
The State of the State speech is set for 3:00pm on Tuesday. NBC26 will live stream the address on NBC26.com. To follow along on social media, use the hashtags #WISOTS and #WIWorking.
 
We will also have a crew in Madison. Look for live reports on NBC26 Live at 5:00 and 6:00.
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