WI Gov. Scott Walker gave his eighth State of the State Address Wednesday.
In addition to playing up the state’s successes, he urged lawmakers to overhaul welfare rules and approve both a child tax credit and a proposal to make health care affordable to all.
The cost of the child care credits is expected to be $122 million annually. Walker looks to use a projected budget surplus expected to top $480 million to fund new credits. Under the proposal, WI families would receive $100 for every child, under 18 and living at home.
A few hours prior to his speech, Walker proposed a new $50 million annual investment in rural economic development projects. The initiative would include low-interest loans for dairy businesses, more money for state marketing efforts, and a new college scholarship program for students to take agriculture classes at state colleges.
View Gov. Walker’s address here: https://youtu.be/Lu8hJ-AzJ1Q