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Governor's Weekly Radio Address: Drought and Extreme Heat

Governor Scott Walker's uses his weekly radio address to talk about the drought and Wisconsin farmers.

The state has partnered with the Wisconsin Broadcasters Association to produce and distribute brief radio address once a week.  Audio files and a written transcript of this radio address can be accessed on http://www.wi-broadcasters.org and http://walker.wi.gov/Weekly-Radio-Addresses.  To download an mp3 file you can visit, right click the radio address link and click “save link as.”

Transcript below:

Hi, this is Scott Walker.

Dry conditions and extreme heat continue this week.  Take caution to stay out of the heat and look out for family, friends and neighbors—particularly senior citizens and people on medications.

A list of places to cool off can be found by visiting www.ready.wi.gov; or, in most areas, by calling 211.

The heat and extreme drought conditions are causing major damage for farmers.  With that in mind, I declared an emergency for counties across the state.

Working with ag. organizations and local governments, we put together a comprehensive plan to help both crop and dairy farmers with resources—including connecting them to feed from other parts of the state.

For more details, please check out our website www.ready.wi.gov for more details or call the Farm Center at 1-800-942-2474.

Randy1949 August 01, 2012 at 03:31 PM
Good luck with your pump. High iron content in well water has the same effect on a pump as lots of greasy fast food has on the human heart. Ours get choked off every 15 years or so, and the water-softener doesn't like it either.
$$andSense August 03, 2012 at 03:03 AM
Now the story gets clearer. JRH is a townie that sponges off the local municipalities for the goods and services like stores, police and fire protection, schools and the like of modern living and then runs back to the urbanized town where the taxes are cheap and leeches off the villlage and city taxpayer without paying their fair shair for roads and the services they provide. Nice!
$$andSense August 03, 2012 at 03:07 AM
Boy, you don't have a clue. My conservative values would put a kid like you in the dirt. Brush up and get a clue junior. Sucks to be a gennyxer. I would bet anything you aren't married, no kids and likely rent.
James R Hoffa August 03, 2012 at 06:08 AM
$$andNonsense - You really need to do something positive and constructive with all that pent up hatred and rage you're harboring! I don't think I've met a more angry liberal than you. Hoffa has already told you that he isn't married, nor does he have any children - yet. And yes, Hoffa does OWN a beautiful homestead. Hoffa realizes that an inhabitant of a trailer park, such as yourself, may be envious of Hoffa's position, but you should really learn to appreciate and take pride in your double-wide!
James R Hoffa August 03, 2012 at 06:22 AM
@$$andNonsense - Again with the completely false and erroneous personal attacks - it just never ends from you, does it? While Hoffa may live in the boonies, by choice, his restaurant, which pays a lot of taxes, is located in a City. And Hoffa has never leached off anyone. Just because Hoffa doesn't like being raked over the coals for services that should be dirt cheap, especially when their costs are supposedly being spread over the collective, doesn't mean that he doesn't pay his fair share for the services he does utilize. Between Hoffa's property taxes on his home and business, corporate income taxes, capital gains taxes, and personal income taxes, I'm willing to bet that Hoffa's yearly tax burden is far more than yours is. Not to mention that through his restaurant, Hoffa has created 2 full time and a dozen part time jobs for real people, who all also pay into and participate in the system. You should thank Hoffa for be willing to take on the kind of risk that advances our society as a whole instead of demonizing him. But Hoffa's knows that you won't because, well, let's face reality here - you're a grumpy old envious liberal. Good day!

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