MADISON (AP) - Wisconsin Democratic leaders say Gov. Scott Walker painted a rosy picture that doesn't reflect reality in his State of the State address.
Senate Minority Leader Jennifer Shilling told reporters in a news conference following the speech Tuesday that Walker seems to have forgotten his first-term goal of creating 250,000 new jobs and has overseen five years of below-average jobs growth. She also criticized him for not acknowledging ongoing investigations into the state's Lincoln Hills youth prison facility and King veteran home in his speech.
Assembly Minority Leader Peter Barca issued a news release taking Walker to task for doing little to relieve student debt and cutting the University of Wisconsin system funding by $250 million. He also criticized Walker for what he called a "lagging" economy and poor roads.