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2017 EXECUTIVE BUDGET ADDRESS
Governor Scott Walker
Wednesday, February 8, 2017, 4 P.M.
Wisconsin State Capital

Speech | Wednesday, February 8, 2017

2017 STATE OF THE STATE ADDRESS
Governor Scott Walker
Tuesday, January 10, 2017, 3:00 P.M.
Wisconsin State Capitol

Speech | Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The state of our state is strong. We are moving Wisconsin forward.

Think about these simple facts:

There are more people working in Wisconsin than at nearly any other point in our history; state finances are stable; our school students are doing well overall; college tuition is frozen; and property and income taxes are down from 2010.

The Wisconsin Comeback is real.

When I was running for re-election just over a year ago, I said we would ensure everyone who wanted a job could find a job. So, what kind of progress have we made in the past year?

Speech | Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Speaker Vos, Speaker Pro Tem August, President Lazich, Majority Leader Fitzgerald, Minority Leader Shilling, Minority Leader Barca, members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Constitutional Officers, tribal leaders, members of the Cabinet, distinguished guests, members of the Legislature, most importantly, fellow citizens of the great state of Wisconsin, it is an honor to appear before you tonight.

Speech | Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker delivered his 2015 State of the State Address. Below are Governor Walker’s remarks as prepared for delivery:

Speaker Vos, Speaker Pro Tem August, President Lazich, Majority Leader Fitzgerald, Minority Leader Shilling, Minority Leader Barca, members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Constitutional Officers, tribal leaders, members of the Cabinet, distinguished guests, members of the Legislature, most importantly, fellow citizens of the great state of Wisconsin, it is an honor to appear before you tonight.

Speech | Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Today, I thank God for His grace; for the privilege of living in such a remarkable country; and for growing up in the greatest state in the nation. As the son of a small town pastor and a part-time secretary in Delavan, it is quite an honor to serve as your Governor. Thank you for that cherished opportunity.

I want to thank my family: Tonette—who is my rock and an amazing First Lady; our sons, Matt and Alex—who have done an outstanding job serving as our masters of ceremony here today; my parents, Llew and Pat Walker—who always set a powerful example of how to serve others; my brother, David, sister-in-law, Maria, and their girls, Isabella and Eva; and to all of my other family members—I am grateful for all of your tremendous love and devotion.

Speech | Monday, January 5, 2015

Madison – Tonight, Governor Scott Walker gave his fourth State of the State address at the Wisconsin State Capitol. Below are Governor Walker’s remarks as prepared for delivery:

First, before I acknowledge anyone else, I would like to recognize my good friend and fellow Harley rider, Congressional Medal of Honor recipient Gary Wetzel.

Speaker Vos, Speaker Pro Tem August, President Ellis, Majority Leader Fitzgerald, Minority Leader Larson, Minority Leader Barca, members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Constitutional Officers, tribal leaders, members of the Cabinet, distinguished guests, members of the Legislature, most importantly, fellow citizens of the great state of Wisconsin, it is an honor to appear before you tonight.

Speech | Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Excerpt from Governor Scott Walker's remarks:

You may remember – we faced a grim financial challenge when we approached the LAST budget. We had a 3.6 billion dollar deficit. We made tough, but necessary decisions to turn this state around – and it’s working. This time around – we have a more than half a billion dollar surplus. Now, we can invest in our priorities.

This budget provides nearly one BILLION dollars in tax relief for Wisconsin families and businesses, including one of the LARGEST INCOME TAX CUTS in Wisconsin history.

Speech | Sunday, June 30, 2013

Madison—Today, Governor Scott Walker delivered the 2013 Budget Address titled “More Prosperity, Better Performance, and True Independence.

Speech | Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Madison–Today, Governor Scott Walker delivered the 2013 State of the State Address titled "Bold Vision and Bright Hope for the Future."

Speech | Tuesday, January 15, 2013