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Talk with Walker Tour stops in La Crosse


LA CROSSE, WISCONSIN (WXOW)—Governor Scott Walker made a stop in La Crosse at Torrance Casting as part of a statewide tour to ask residents about what they want to see lawmakers talk about next session.

During the "Talk with Walker" tour, the governor spent almost an hour taking questions from workers, most of which revolved around job creation and healthcare. The governor says taking time to talk about policy before implementing it, is a lesson he learned the hard way during his first year in office.

Another question the governor continues to get along the tour: Will Minnesota and Wisconsin reach a deal on tax reciprocity?

"Our view is trying to strike a long term view of saying as populations grow along the Mississippi the population of jobs is going to balance out and it would be best for both states to have it," Walker said. "That's why we're going to continue to push it. As we gain more and more employers on the Wisconsin side it makes it more advantageous for them to consider it so we're gonna keep pushing it."

Walker says the state is projected to start the 2013 fiscal year with a $342 million balance, the largest in 12 years. He also says an estimated $125 million will go to the state's rainy day fund.

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