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Gov. Walker to deliver speech amid recall turmoil

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker will focus on accomplishments made during his first year in office when he delivers his State of the State speech.

Spokesman Cullen Werwie says Walker's speech on Wednesday before a joint meeting of the Legislature also will discuss how the foundation has been laid for a better future, and include a plea for small businesses to add at least one new worker this year.

Walker faces a possible recall election later this year. Last year he proposed eliminating collective bargaining rights for most state workers as part of his budget-balancing plan.

Recall organizers last week submitted what they said was 1 million signatures to force an election. Verification could take months.

Walker has said the recall is baseless and he believes voters will keep him in office.

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