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Walker Expected to Declare Economic Emergency After Gov. Swearing-In

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Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R)
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker (R)

MADISON, Wis. (WTAQ) - Scott Walker is expected to declare an economic emergency for Wisconsin next week, calling lawmakers into a special session, after he’s sworn in as governor Monday.

When that happens, Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca says the focus should be on proposals that get people back to work right away.

Walker has several proposals he wants lawmakers to act on to spark economic development, which include revamping the Department of Commerce and changes to the rule-making process used by state agencies.

Barca says those ideas are being viewed carefully by Democrats. The Kenosha Democrat says there are questions about a plan to let the Governor review rules proposals before they go to the Legislature for final approval. He says it’s an “arcane process” and ignores the fact that Walker will appoint the people overseeing those writing the rules.

Barca says the focus needs to be on proposals that implement proven methods for creating jobs. He says lawmakers should look at what has worked for other states, and only consider tax cuts that are based on businesses actually creating new jobs.

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