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Local Analyst Reviews Gov. Walker's State Of The State Address

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Governor Walker laid out a basic agenda for the coming months - including shrinking the size of state government further, eliminating Common Core standards from schools and decreasing property taxes- during his State of the State Address last night.

With a possible presidential bid ahead, the governor’s speech attracted attention from many political analysts around the country – including right here, political analyst Mordecai Lee, Professor of Urban Planning at UW-Milwaukee and former state legislator. 

"I think for [Walker], the fact that there's going to be a structural deficit is not a worry," Lee says. "Because if you're a conservative Republican and there's a structural deficit and you want to cut taxes, then a structural deficit is kind of a crisis justification to cut the spending of government."

Audrey Nowakowski hosts and produces Lake Effect. She joined WUWM in 2014.