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Gov. Walker pushes jobs agenda

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SHAWANO COUNTY (WAOW) -- Gov. Scott Walker stopped in central Wisconsin Thursday to talk about his plan to create jobs.

This comes after his announcement last week for a special legislative session focused on jobs. That includes more than two dozen bills aimed at putting more people to work.

Walker says the state needs to lead the way in creating those jobs.

"We're trying to counter some of the negatives we've seen in Washington, where the President and the Congress can't seem to get their acts together," said Walker. "We're trying to push things so both Republicans and Democrats can work together on, things that will make it easier for job creators."

State Sen. Jim Holperin (D-12th District) says he feels the special session agenda is fairly bipartisan. He told Newsline 9 some of the bills will spark intense debate, but overall he says he expects there will be a certain degree of cooperation.

Lawmakers are scheduled to meet October 18.

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