A former mining equipment CEO from Milwaukee has come up with what he says is a blueprint for improving the state's workforce. Some of the ideas are to proposals Democratic legislators made soon after Governor Walker was elected.
Republican Senate candidate Tommy Thompson appeared with Governor Scott Walker at a news conference over the weekend. However, the former Wisconsin Governor says he does not need the current governor's backing to unite the GOP.
Tommy Thompson welcomed Scott Walker back to Wisconsin, and to a Saturday news conference in Wauwatosa. Thompson only captured 34 percent of the republican vote last Tuesday in his senate primary win. Governor Walker did not make an endorsement in the Republican contest, but now Walker is backing Thompson.
Governor Walker took a tour of drought-damaged areas in southern Wisconsin on Friday. He visited farms in Burlington and Dodgeville, where he surveyed crop damage in fields, “neither of which had ears of corn. And even at the last one, he had a storm come through – which was nice – except the wind blew down the little bit of corn he had left, making it all but impossible to harvest that for feed and so there's all sorts of challenges out there.”