VIDEO REPORT: One-on-One with Gov. Walker

By: Rachelle Baillon Email
By: Rachelle Baillon Email

Wednesday, December 19, 2012--8p.m.
MADISON--Massive crowds of angry protesters. They're the scenes that everybody remembers from the last budget cycle--and it's something Gov. Walker wants to avoid this time around."I'm not going to get caught up in other issues," he said. "I'm not going to get caught up in things that I think could take us off of those priorities or things that could cause the kind of protest and friction that we saw early in 2011."

He said he wants certainty for Wisconsin's employers. "If people were to look at comparing Wisconsin's next budget to other states, I still think they'd say it's bold, it's positive, it's reform-minded," he said. "But compared to what we did in 2011 they'd say it's a little bit more cautious."

He said creating more jobs tops his list of priorities--and he still thinks that goal of 250,000 is reachable. "It'll be a challenge but we're going to get there, I still have every confidence we can do it," he said.

On a separate note, the governor's recently been attracting national attention. We wanted to know if someday he may aspire to a higher office, like the presidency. "Who knows, I mean that's four years off and like I said, after two elections it's a lot to ponder just after having gone through all that," he said.

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