MADISON - Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus says Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker will be a featured speaker at the upcoming GOP convention.
Priebus told Greta Van Susteren on the Fox News Channel Tuesday night that Walker will have a ``very prominent'' role during the convention in Tampa, Florida, later this month.
Priebus says the committee is working with the Mitt Romney campaign on the convention speaking schedule.
Walker has built a national reputation in the party.
His widespread support outside Wisconsin helped him raise more than $30 million in the face of a recall organized by those angered over his push to end collective bargaining for most state public employees.
Republicans say Walker's victory in June affirms his efforts to rein in government spending.
The convention is August 27-30.
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MINOCQUA - These plants may look pretty but they're taking over our rivers and lakes. Michele Sadauskas is Oneida County's Aquatic Invasive Species Coordinator. She is working to map and control the yellow iris, the plant you see here. She and two other conservation workers spent the day weeding Stacks Bay.
"They invade our wetlands. They're a really robust, aggressive plant. What they do is they crowd out our native species and make actually the wetland a lot less diverse," says Michele Sadauskas, Oneida County AIS Coordinator.
Removing yellow iris is a slow process. It takes three hours of work just to properly map and control 20 feet of shoreline.
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