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Walker mentions Holmen workers in initiative to help disabled

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MADISON, Wisconsin (WXOW/AP) - Gov. Scott Walker mentions two men from Holmen when he spoke about how he'll be spending this year highlighting employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Walker said in his State of the State speech Wednesday that he will highlight employers who hire people with disabilities as well as organizations that help people get trained and find meaningful work.

Walker says he is borrowing the idea from Delaware Gov. Jack Markell who used it as his agenda during his term as chairman of the National Governors Association.

Walker is calling the Wisconsin initiative "A Better Bottom Line."

In his speech, Walker mentioned two workers at Features Bar and Grill in Holmen, Brady Dockendorf and Joe Nueman. Both were in the gallery and waved to the crowd when the governor introduced them. 

Walker remarked that their supervisor said "they are both key players on their team."

Disability Rights Wisconsin public policy coordinator Lisa Pugh is praising the initiative, saying her group is excited about working alongside the administration to create some positive change.

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