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Walker to plow ahead with State of State speech


MADISON (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker plans to plow ahead with his first State of the State speech Tuesday despite predictions of heavy snowfall in the state's capital and in southeast Wisconsin.

Walker joked Monday that the storm will give people a reason to stay inside and watch the 7 p.m. speech live. He further joked that reports about what he says will now be bumped to the fifth of sixth story on the evening news following updates on the Green Bay Packers playing in Sunday's Super Bowl and the weather.

Walker says continuing to hold his speech won't put the public at risk and he hasn't heard any concerns from legislative leaders about going ahead with it.

The Legislature is scheduled to be in session on Wednesday.

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