Gov. Scott Walker expressed support for a bill that calls for suspending or expelling students who disrupt free speech on college campuses.
“To me, a university should be precisely the spot where you have an open and free dialogue about all different positions,” he said on Sunday’s “UpFront with Mike Gousha,” which is produced in partnership with WisPolitics.com.
“But the minute you shut down a speaker, no matter whether they are liberal or conservative or somewhere in between, I just think that’s wrong,” said.
Walker discussed a variety of topics in a wide-ranging interview.
On transportation, Walker said he remains opposed to raising the gas tax or registration fees to pump additional money into the transportation budget.
“There are some in the Legislature who would like to spend a little bit more. I’m willing to work with them on that,” Walker said, adding that some $200 million to $300 million in budget savings could be applied to future projects.
“I just don’t want to add a gas tax or a vehicle registration fee, and I think we can get there,” he said.
Walker has said that he will make an official announcement about a bid for a third term after the 2017-2019 state budget is signed. But he dropped strong hints about his plans.
“I’ve never been more positive, during all my years as governor, about the future of this state than I am right now,” he said.
“And so to me, it’s very appealing to say, ‘Yeah, I’d like to keep this state on the right track,’” he said.
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