Gov. Walker: President-elect Trump wants to visit Wisconsin soon

(AP File Photo/Andrew Harnik)
(AP File Photo/Andrew Harnik)

SEYMOUR, Wis. (WBAY) – Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker says President-elect Donald Trump could be making a stop in Wisconsin soon.

The governor made a stop at Muehl Public Library in Seymour Thursday where he addressed a number of topics.

Walker said Trump could visit the Badger State within the next two weeks, but the exact time table is pending. Walker says he will attend the President-elect’s stop.

President-elect Donald Trump and his VP Mike Pence are going on a “Thank You” tour before they enter the White House.

Trump and Pence will be in Indiana and Ohio Thursday. The first stop is Indiana for a private tour of Carrier.

Later, the ticket will hold a public rally at U.S. Bank Arena in Cincinnati.

RURAL BROADBAND EXPANSION

During Gov. Walker’s visit to Seymour, he called on the State Legislature to pass a bill that would spend $35.5 million to expand broadband and technology in rural areas.

The money would fund the Broadband Expansion Grant Program and Technology for Educational Achievement (TEACH) over the next three years.

“Over the past year, we’ve conducted more than 70 listening sessions in communities throughout the state, and one of the topics we hear brought up all the time is access to reliable broadband internet,” Governor Walker said.

The bill would also cut red tape for the Department of Natural Resources and Department of Transportation when granting permits or easements for broadband infrastructure.

The TEACH grant provides money to schools, libraries and other educational institutions to upgrade technology.