Walker looks ahead to the future, considering a third-term run
MAPLE BLUFF (WLUK) -- Gov. Scott Walker, alongside his wife Tonette and their sons Matt and Alex, reflecting on the year that was and looking ahead to the future
Walker's top priority: the upcoming state budget.
"The focus overall is going to be on workforce," Walker said.
Another area of the budget getting a lot of attention is transportation spending. The governor says instead of raising taxes or fees he wants some new road projects to be delayed.
"To me, I think it's a priority to focus on our safety and our infrastructure and maintenance needs not adding new projects," he said.
Much of the conversation centered around Donald Trump and the impact his presidency will have on Wisconsin.
"I really didn't start out being a fan of Donald Trump's. But the more I see the things that he's doing and I respect the oath of office. He's my president I'm happy and I'm hopeful. I think he'll do a good job," said First Lady of Wisconsin Tonette Walker.
The governor says having Republicans in control of Congress and the White House will make it easier to get things done in Wisconsin.
In fact, that's why he says he's thinking about running for another term.
"I think I can say without hesitation had Hillary Clinton been elected President of the United States I would not have run for re-election in 2018 because to me most of the things that we could achieve in another term require the federal government to free things up for not just Wisconsin but for states in general," Walker said. "If they can help move more of that responsibility and resources back where the founders intended, to the states and to the people, yeah, that gives me excitement. That's the sort of thing that I look at and say 'wow.' We've done great things but we can do even better things."
Walker says if he does run for governor again, it would be his final term.
When asked about the possibility of running for president again at some point in the future, Walker did not rule it out but he said he will absolutely not be running in four years.
If you'd like to catch the entire interview with Governor Walker and his family tune in to CW 14 Focus Sunday at 10 a.m.