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Native activists swarmed the Capitol in 2015 to protest Gov. Scott Walker's decision to reject a proposed casino from the Menominee Nation.

Native groups look ahead to 12th annual State of the Tribes address

The state released Wednesday the date for the 12th annual State of the Tribes address to take place this month, amid increased activism by native groups. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, reiterated the importance of finding common interests between state government and tribal leaders. “I’m pleased that we can continue this Assembly tradition.

Gov. Scott Walker touted a series of bills that he says would make college more affordable at Tuesday's State of the State address.

Economy, education themes of Governor’s State of the State address

Gov. Scott Walker gave his sixth State of the State address Tuesday, using the speech as an opportunity to tout workforce development in Wisconsin and roll out several policy plans, including a series of bills to reduce student loan debt. In his address, Walker lauded the improvements to the state economy, including a budget surplus and an increased labor force participation rate.

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