Walker Speaks On Lack Of Job Growth In Wisconsin

Friday, December 23rd, 2011 at 8:29 am

Gov. Scott Walker says he has no regrets about his lofty 2010 campaign goal to grow jobs in Wisconsin by 250,000 over four years.

Walker’s state has added just over 16,000 jobs during his first 11 months as the Governor, which his detractors are pointing out is not on pace to meet the goal. Walker is being forced to talk about the promise earlier than planned given the ongoing effort to force a recall election next year.

Walker said in an interview Thursday with The Associated Press that it’s not fair to judge him only a year into his term on the pledge.

Walker pointed out that while he wishes there were more jobs, he says he believes his policies and other changes he has pushed this past year have put the state in position to meet the goal by 2015.

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