Republican Gov. Scott Walker announced his budget address will be streaming live on the Web at 7 p.m. Feb. 20.
Walker, in a statement, said, "Please join us and watch on air or online as I address the investments I have proposed in creating jobs, developing our workforce, transforming education, reforming government, and investing in infrastructure."
The address, which will be delivered at the Capitol in Madison, will stream at www.walker.wi.gov.
Anticipating the governor, a number of progressive groups in the state already have raised concerns about the impact of his budget on health care, education, transportation, the environment and the economy.
Expecting Walker to formally announce his plan to turn down billions in health care reform dollars, Citizen Action of Wisconsin executive director Robert Kraig said earlier on Feb. 20 that the governor's decision is "profoundly immoral. Walker is putting political calculations ahead of the health security of Wisconsin citizens. …It may be a good political deal for Walker to posture as an opponent of health care reform, while confusing the public about the true consequences of his actions, but it is a shockingly irresponsible act for someone who is sworn to uphold and protect the best interest of the people of Wisconsin."