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What did Scott Walker do this week? (04/19/14)

What did Scott Walker do this week?

I support Governor Walker and Lt. Gov. Kleefisch.This is a regular feature detailing what Governor Walker’s been up to.

Starting off, big news: "A victory for the law and for Wisconsin taxpayers."

This past Monday, Governor Walker sent out an e-mail update:

Good Bye, For Now

Thank you to all of you for subscribing to this E-Update and engaging in the issues affecting our great state.  I am grateful for your interest in our reforms.

Wisconsin campaign law prohibits the sending of mass mailings from an official office during election season.  Therefore, this will be our final E-Update until after the November election. 

When we took office, Wisconsin was facing a $3.6 billion budget deficit.  We made tough, but prudent decisions and put in place long-term, structural reforms.  Now, that deficit is nearly a $1 billion surplus.

As a result, we are investing in our priorities, including $178 million in worker training, so everyone who wants a good job, can get a good job.

In the four years before I took office, Wisconsin lost more than 133,000 private sector jobs.  In contrast, we’ve added over 100,000 private sector jobs since I took office, according to quarterly and monthly job reports.

At the start of 2010, the unemployment rate was 9.2 percent.  Now, it’s 6.1 percent. 

We returned the vast majority of the surplus to the hard-working taxpayers through property and income tax cuts and adjustments to withholding.  In fact, since we took office, we’ve put in place nearly $2 billion in tax relief.

With our property tax relief measures, property taxes on the median-valued home in Wisconsin will be lower in 2014 than they were in 2010.  And we are committed to continuing to hold the line on property taxes by ensuring that the property tax burden for a median-valued home is lower in 2018 than it is 2014.

Just last week, I called on the UW System to extend the two-year tuition freeze, for an additional two years.  Following years of significant hikes in the cost of tuition, it’s time to give our students and their families a break.

Together, we've accomplished a great deal for Wisconsin. Thank you for your interest in our efforts to make our great state even better in the years to come!

Please stay engaged, and connect with me on Facebook (Governor Scott Walker) and Twitter (@GovWalker) and check out my website at

Until we meet again,

Governor Scott Walker

The next day, he officially kicked off his re-election campaign and Fox 6 News was there.

And what about that pledge of 250,000 jobs, Governor?

The campaign kickoff also launched a new ad.

TIME featured Governor Walker and a first-in-the-nation law that prohibits parents from giving away adopted children.

Governor Walker signed a bill legalizing cannabidiol, a treatment for seizure disorders.

He also signed three bills strengthening Wisconsin's domestic violence laws.

John A. Scocos, secretary of the WI Dept. of Veterans Affairs wrote this piece for the Journal Sentinel about how the state is helping veterans.

The state DPI decided not to revoke the license of a teacher who viewed porn at work. Governor Walker had this reaction.

Our last item: Wisconsin's unemployment rate dropped below 6% for the first time since 2008.

Keep up the good work, Scott!

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