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Democratic leader not impressed with Walker speech

MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The leader of Democrats in the state Assembly says Republican Gov. Scott Walker is showing no urgency to create jobs in Wisconsin, despite saying in his State of the State speech that putting people back to work was a priority.

Assembly Democratic Minority Leader Peter Barca says in reaction to Walker's speech Tuesday that the governor and Republicans in charge of the Legislature have repeatedly failed to act to help create jobs.

Barca says Walker did not give a candid assessment of where the state stands. He notes that after two years of talking about job creation, Wisconsin continues to lag other states.

Barca says it's far past time to stop spending time on polarizing, less-pressing partisan issues.

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