The Republican candidate for governor says he won’t wait to get to work on jobs and the economy. If elected, Milwaukee County Executive Scott Walker says he plans to call a special session of the Legislature on the day he’s sworn into office in January.
Walker outlined his plan in Green Bay Monday morning. It includes reducing taxes for small businesses by 20-percent, reforms to stop what he calls frivolous lawsuits, creating a commission to identify fraud and waste in state government, and turning the state Commerce Department into an economic development agency.
Walker says the special session would continue until lawmakers take action.
Walker faces Democrat Tom Barrett, the Mayor of Milwaukee, in the November election.