Gov. Walker Column: Ready, Set, Build

Gov. Scott Walker delivers a weekly radio address, which also appears here on Patch.

The state has partnered with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association to produce and distribute brief radio address from Gov. Scott Walker once a week.  Audio files and a written transcript of this radio address can be accessed online. To download an mp3 file you can visit Walker's website, right click the radio address link and click “save link as.”

Here is the transcript from this Thursday’s radio address, which is titled Ready, Set Build:

This week I announced the “Ready, Set, Build!” initiative to identify certified sites for business development in Wisconsin.  For years, the lack of certified sites has been a competitive weakness in growing jobs in our state.  Now with “Ready, Set Build!” job creators can come to Wisconsin with the ability to grow right away.

This initiative will increase the availability of pre-certified property ready for development, which will help attract and grow jobs in Wisconsin.  Site certification will eliminate many of the delays associated with shovel-ready site identification, and ultimately increase Wisconsin’s competitiveness for business growth and job creation.

“Ready, Set, Build!” will help eliminate the lost opportunities for job creators looking to start, expand, or locate a business in Wisconsin by resolving pre-development issues involving things like clear titling, permits, zoning, or public infrastructure.

This new initiative will provide yet another opportunity for job creators to come, stay, and grow jobs in Wisconsin.

Bren February 21, 2012 at 05:06 AM
Mr. Hoffa, links about Falk's "lies?" Also, I ndoeed to hear more about Trivedi before investing more time in discussion about him.
Bren February 21, 2012 at 05:10 AM
Mr. Hoffa, are you certain about the Bush administration supporting GM? I seem to remember a Bush speech where he spoke about companies running their course, or words to that effect. Some links would be helpful. Tea/ALEC/Koch obstructionism in Congress led to that downgrade, because of uncertainty raised about this behavior. Concerning the deficit, we are still dealing with a global recession, and Obama inherited a record deficit and two wars. Context, sir, context.
James R Hoffa February 21, 2012 at 05:33 AM
@Bren - First off, I wanted to say that I'm sorry to hear about your plans being canceled to visit the set / village from McGoohan's 'The Prisoner' - that would have been an incredible experience, as the show is one of my all time favorites! And I definitely agree with you about it being one of the most surreal television shows ever. My favorite episodes are the ones that cast Leo McKern as Number 2. As to Bush and the auto-bailouts - here's a link from a source I believe you'll approve of: http://money.cnn.com/2008/12/10/news/companies/auto_bailout_legislation/index.htm As to the downgrade, it happened because the deal reached did nothing to reduce actual long term deficit spending, as proven by Obama's latest proposed 'budget,' even though it's been well over 1,000 days since Washington's even had an approved budget. As to the deficit spending and recession - Obama was either aware of or should have been aware of such situation while he was campaigning. And yet, I seem to recall him promising to reduce deficit spending and actually pay down some of the principle on the accumulated debt. If he didn't realize the context of the reality we were in while he was campaigning and made those promises, … well, that's just downright scary, isn't it?
Adam Wienieski February 24, 2012 at 06:36 PM
Are you a Troofer Bren? How can you endorse the most baying at the moon conspiracy theories but insist everyone else have three references to prove 2 + 2 = 4. Do you believe the Bush administration ignored specific warnings of terrorist activity in August, 2001 and 9/11 was all George W Bush? Seriously, the guy reading My Pet Goat to school children was a criminal mastermind in service to the military-industrial cabal? Every one of these lefty chestnuts falls apart with any exposure to reality. The Presidential Daily Briefings in August, 2001, were not threat assessments and contained no specific, actionable intelligence, for example, that al Qaeda may use airplanes as missiles. They included a 1998 reference to the possibility of a hijacking and we had been hearing chatter since 1997 that OBL wanted to strike inside the US. On September 11, 2001 Bush had been in office for 233 days, he had retained Richard Clarke as NSC Coordinator and George Tenet as CIA Director from the previous administration specifically for their expertise in counter-terrorism and al-Qaeda not because he wanted to ignore them. As for radiation at Ground Zero let me guess, Colonel Mustard with a nuke on the grassy knoll?
Adam Wienieski February 24, 2012 at 06:43 PM
Here's what the 9/11 commission said about the Bin Laden family leaving the country while Americans were grounded: First, we found no evidence that any flights of Saudi nationals, domestic or international, took place before the reopening of national airspace on the morning of September 13, 2001. To the contrary, every flight we have identified occurred after national airspace reopened. Second, we found no evidence of political intervention. Third, the FBI interviewed all persons of interest on these flights prior to their departures.


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