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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

 1:36 PM 

Miller criticizes Walker from Senate floor ahead of State of the State

Minority Leader Mark Miller offered a critique of Gov. Scott Walker’s job creation efforts during closing statements today in a preemptive shot at the guv ahead of tomorrow’s State of the State address.

Miller, D-Monona, said the state was poised to make progress on the job creation front at the beginning of last year. But he charged Walker took the state in a new direction after taking office in January 2011, putting the state on an extreme agenda that he said reversed that progress.

It included reducing opportunities for workers to acquire new skills, raising college tuition, and reducing taxes for the corporations and the wealthy instead of investing in workers and families.

“Our state and our citizens are paying the price for these failed policies,” Miller said.

“It’s time to get Wisconsin working.”


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