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Governor Scott Walker gave his state of the state address last night....and he fought through some tough voices in the balcony.
This went on periodically throughout the 45 minute speech and each one was escorted out by capitol police. Senator Jennifer Shilling says, besides the Governor's speech, the outburts were something else she did not agree with.
Shilling says she was upset that for the second year in a row, the Governor failed to recognize the $59 billion agriculture industry and the needs of rural communities.
It was a first for State Representative, JIll Billings, last night...her first state of the state address. Impressed? Nope.
Billings also said Governor Walker spoke a lot about education but his education reform agenda does not address the real problems our school districts are facing. She says it’s about choices.
A man who kept several police agencies at bay in a 7 hour standoff Sunday in Tomah......has been officially charged. 22 year old Kenneth Roark faces 7 charges including second degree recklessly endangering safety, possession of a firearm while intoxicated and possession of THC and drug paraphernalia.
Wisconsin's junior senator says that President Obama's plan to increase taxes on the nation's highest wage earners is a mistake in the effort to jump start the nation's slow economy. Ron Johnson says it comes down to a lack of leadership.
Johnson also cited parts of Obama's tax plan that he claimed would hurt the ability of job creators to grow their businesses and stimulate growth.
Wisconsin senators voted Tueaday to limit the ability of public school teachers and staff members to physically restrain or seclude unruly students. The measure was sent to the Assembly on a voice vote. La Crosse Senator, Jennifer Shilling, voted for the measure.
Advocates for special needs’ children pursued the bill, which bans certain types of restraints and allows other restraints and time outs to be ordered by trained personnel with positive reinforcements.