In his weekly radio address, Governor Walker pays tribute to veterans, particularly those who served in Vietnam. Walker notes the challenges many of those veterans faced in returning home and talks about a ceremony he attended to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War. He also announced Kwik Trip and state agencies collected more than 5,200 cell phones for Cell Phones for Soldiers. For every phone collected, the charity can provide 2.5 hours of free talk time to deployed troops.
"I encourage all Wisconsinites to remember and honor those who have selflessly served in the armed forces to protect the freedoms we all enjoy today," Walker said.
Listen to Governor Walker's full address (1:37).
In the Democrat's weekly radio address, Senator Dave Hansen calls for legislation to ensure women are paid the same as their male counterparts in the workforce.
Larson, of Green Bay, notes Equal Pay Day will be celebrated next week and the state is ranked 44th in the nation for job growth.
He said it must be a priority to ensure those with jobs "are receiving fair wages for their hard work." He said women working full-time in Wisconsin on average earn $10,000 less than men.
"The damage that is being done to Wisconsin women and their families is not an abstract notion," he said. "There is a real human and economic cost to it. It is hard to understand why so many politicians on the other side of the aisle want to support the bad actors in this state rather than support law abiding employers and Wisconsin families."
Listen to Senator Hansen's full address (1:40).
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