SCHOFIELD - Scott Walker believes four new proposals will carry him to a third term as governor this fall.
On Tuesday night, Walker learned his general election opponent will be state school superintendent Tony Evers, who beat seven other candidates in the Democratic primary.
On Wednesday, Walker tried to turn the attention back to himself with a new policy agenda at a rally in Schofield.
Walker's boldest plan is to give money to college graduates choosing to stay in Wisconsin. Graduates of two- and four-year schools could get up to $5,000 in tax credits if they stay in the state for five years after leaving school.
"We think there's a really exceptionally stark contrast in this race between me and Tony Evers," Walker said. "I believe the policies that Tony Evers talked about during the campaign in the primary would be a giant step backwards."
Walker also wants to expand youth apprenticeships to seventh and eighth graders and give tax credits to senior citizens and families using child care.
Evers said today he doesn't pay much attention to Walker's plans.
"He's had all sorts of promises that he hasn't kept for the last eight years. In fact, he's spent most of his time breaking those promises," Evers said. "Whatever he's proposing right now pales as compared to the destruction he's done for the people of Wisconsin."
Evers accused Walker of making decisions benefiting himself and his wealthy donors.
Walker said he would welcome President Trump to Wisconsin to support his campaign. But doesn't believe opinions on Trump will impact his race against Evers much.
MARSHFIELD - Almost 50 years passed before farmers across the state could grow one of their favorite plants. But recently, the hemp plant was legalized for farmers to grow and make into things like CBD oil, or even a snack.
RHINELANDER - Many people plan to fill their bellies this Thanksgiving with plenty of turkey.
However, local firefighters warn using turkey fryers can be one of the most dangerous cooking tools.
Rhinelander firefighter Luke Drummond said Thanksgiving keeps his team working around the clock.
"Thanksgiving is actually the busiest day of the year for structure fires," said Drummond. "Turkey fryers are a big thing. Obviously, oil and water don't mix. So, if you have that water in with your hot oil, there's going to be a reaction. And it's a pretty violent explosive reaction."
Drummond said you should never leave a fryer unattended.
Turkey fryer explosions can be massive and can expand at least two times its size every minute.
It doesn't matter if you plan to travel through the air or on the roads for Thanksgiving... you're bound to see a lot more traffic than usual. The Rhinelander-Oneida County Airport hopes to make that traffic flow smoothly.
Airport Director Matthew Leitner wants people to get to the airport an hour and 15 minutes before takeoff. TSA screening will begin forty-five minutes prior to take-off. The same liquid carry-on rules from years ago still apply.
"Things go very smoothly here typically, it's a beautiful airport, we have a lot of amenities, we've got a great crew, airline, TSA and airport."
"We're dealing with aircraft that are 50 seats so typically there aren't a lot of congestion with passengers cues and things of that nature which is very nice. That is a very decided advantage for our airport." says Airport Director Matthew Leitner.
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