Governor Scott Walker says Wisconsin remains closely divided politically. But the Republican governor says now that the dust has settled, and the reforms he pushed through in 2011 have taken effect, the state is looking more attractive to job creators.

“Employers who have purposely come or looked to come to Wisconsin have said ‘this is a state that’s got their act together,’ particularly in contrary to Illinois,” Walker said.

Walker said the state remains closely divided politically, but he hopes “discerning Democrats” will take a look at what he’s done, and what he proposes to accomplish in the future. “We’re going to lay out next year, once I officially become a candidate, a big, bold agenda for the next term, of things we’re going to do,” Walker said. “Economic reform, tax reform, worker training reform and education reform.”

Walker noted “the world didn’t come to an end” after Act 10 became law, and he thinks many state residents understand how their local schools and governments are better off with those reforms in place.

The only announced Democratic candidate to oppose Walker in 2010 is Mary Burke, a Madison school board member and former Trek Bicycle executive.


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