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Friday - May 18, 2018 8:54 am

Walker visits Onalaska store to promote rebate and job numbers

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Governor Scott Walker speaks at the Onalaska Farm and Fleet on Thursday Governor Scott Walker speaks at the Onalaska Farm and Fleet on Thursday WIZM News photo

Governor says 200,000 signed up for rebate in just 3 days

The children's section at Farm and Fleet near Valley View Mall attracted a crowd on Thursday, when Governor Scott Walker showed up during a statewide tour to publicize his child tax rebate program. 

It was the third time the governor has come to the La Crosse area specifically to talk up the $100-per-child tax break. 

Walker says as many as 1.2 million children in Wisconsin could be eligible for the rebate, which is intended to help families pay for kids' clothes or school supplies. 

Through Thursday afternoon, the program had drawn 200,000 applications since the start of the sign-up period on May 15th. 
Walker, who's running for a third term, also told local reporters that La Crosse and Madison continue to lead the state in low unemployment levels. 

Wisconsin's jobless rate is now at a record low 2.8%.





Last modified on Friday - May 18, 2018 9:04 am
Brad Williams

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from U-W-La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area.  Brad writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse.  He's been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.  

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