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With Gazette Opinion Editor Greg Peck

Did you like or dislike Walker’s speech?

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Greg Peck
January 16, 2013

In his State of the State speech Tuesday night, Gov. Scott Walker pledged to propose a phased-in income tax cut. Many Wisconsinites likely will applaud, though he offered no details about how big a cut or how he would pay for that. The details likely will come when he unveils his second biennial budget next month.

Others residents, however, will dislike Walker’s vow to create more educational options including vouchers if these come to the detriment of more funding for K-12 public schools.

Walker named transforming education among his five “clear priorities.” The others are creating jobs, developing our workforce, reforming government and investing in infrastructure. Whether the latter commitment will include no delays for the expansion of Interstate 90-39 between the state line and Madison, Walker didn’t say. That, too, will be revealed in the budget.

What did you like or dislike about Walker’s speech?

We’ll share our perspectives in our editorial Thursday.

Greg Peck can be reached at (608) 755-8278 or gpeck@gazettextra.com. Or follow him on Twitter or Facebook

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