Gov. Walker Says he Won't Make Another Jobs Promise

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Gov. Scott Walker says he won't make another job-creation promise like he did four years ago.

Walker said Tuesday that his economic development plan to be unveiled in coming weeks will be a detailed proposal about how to grow jobs, but it won't include a specific promise of how many jobs would be created.

Walker promised during his first campaign for governor in 2010 that if elected he would make sure the state added 250,000 private-sector jobs over his first term. Based on the latest figures, only about 103,000 jobs have been added.

Walker says he doesn't regret making the promise, saying he wanted to aim high after the state lost about 133,000 jobs under his Democratic-predecessor Gov. Jim Doyle.

Walker faces Democrat Mary Burke on Nov. 4.


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