Kieffer sees opportunity in Wis. governor's pro-business proclamationA Woodbury lawmaker said she saw opportunity when Wisconsin’s governor traveled to his state’s border towns to make a pitch for Badger State business.
By: Mike Longaecker and Don Davis, Woodbury Bulletin
A Woodbury lawmaker said she saw opportunity when Wisconsin’s governor traveled to his state’s border towns to make a pitch for Badger State business.
Gov. Scott Walker toured Wisconsin Tuesday, including stops in Hudson, touting that Wisconsin is "open for business." Twenty-three signs saying that are being posted at entrances to the state.
“Bring it on,” Minnesota House Rep. Andrea Kieffer said Wednesday of the Republican governor’s announcement. “I think it’s a great incentive.”
Walker pointed out Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton's support for a tax increase on the wealthy as evidence businesses should move to Wisconsin.
“Not only am I working hard to attract business to the state, but the new state Assembly and Senate is already working on legislation in many areas to make the state more business-friendly,” Walker said in Hudson. “That will include lowering taxes for businesses and farmers, improvements in access to health care -- we will make sure that our message is more than just a sign. We are serious about improving the business climate and ultimately balancing the budget.”
Kieffer, a Republican, said she sees the Walker announcement as an opportunity for Minnesota legislators to pass business-friendly legislation.
See the Woodbury Bulletin's Jan. 26 print edition for more on the story.