"That means 92 more families in this region, in this community, in this part of the State of Wisconsin, 92 more families are going to benefit from a good paying job and a career that'll help them and their families grow in the future," Governor Walker said.
The jobs announcement comes the same day that Governor Walker's office announced that property tax bills dropped slightly in 2011. According to the governor office, median home owners saw an average $39 drop in property taxes. Governor Walker pointed out that marks the first decline in property taxes since 1998, during Governor Tommy Thompson's administration. From that time on, the governor's office said property taxes rose an 43-percent. Governor Walker believes restricting collective bargain rights for state workers is paying off for homeowners in particular and education in general.
"Particularly for schools, it was savings in things like health care. the fact that they could bid out their health insurance that saved them literally tens of millions of dollars. That's money the goes back into the classrooms," Walker said.