The governor touts his efforts to bolster small business in his weekly radio address on the heels of his trip to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce America’s Small Business Summit.
"In Wisconsin, we’ve made great strides to help small businesses achieve success and create jobs," Walker says. "In my budget proposal, I set aside nearly $6 million for the Seed Accelerator and Capital Catalyst programs."
Walker also touts the proposal for the VETransfer program to help "military veterans who are looking to start their own businesses and create jobs."
"Small businesses are the engine of Wisconsin’s economy," Walker says. "By lowering our overall tax and regulatory burdens, and investing in tax credits and programs to foster small business creation, we’re doing more to move that engine forward."
Listen to Gov. Walker's full address.
Sen. Jennifer Shilling calls for addressing the "ABCs of responsible state budgeting" in the weekly Dem radio address: "affordable health care, better public schools and creating jobs."
Shilling, D-La Crosse and a member of the Joint Finance Committee, urges Walker to expand BadgerCare and make public schools a top priority, saying that instead of restoring the last budget's education cuts, "the governor's budget would freeze public school funding and increase taxpayer subsidies for unaccountable and underperforming private voucher schools.
"But, ultimately, this budget needs to be about creating jobs," Shilling says. "Wisconsin ranks 44th in the nation in terms of job creation and we are dead last among our Midwestern neighbors."