Wisconsin Legislature invites Walker to give Jan. 24 speech
MADISON (AP) -- The Wisconsin Legislature has invited Gov. Scott Walker to give his annual State of the State speech on Jan. 24.
Republican leaders of the Senate and Assembly sent Walker a letter Thursday with the invitation. The speech will be Walker's eighth since he first took office in 2011. He is up for re-election next year.
Walker is expected to use the speech to lay out his priorities for 2018. The Legislature is only expected to be in session a handful of days, giving Walker a limited window to take up any of his proposals.
Walker has already called for lawmakers to approve spending nearly $7 million on a marketing campaign to lure more young workers from Chicago, Detroit and the Twin Cities to work in Wisconsin.