Good morning and welcome to our live blog of Gov. Scott Walker's visit to Sturtevant.
Walker is visiting Ruud Lighting at 9201 Washington Ave. for a groundbreaking celebration, according to a press release this morning.
The event begins at 9:30 a.m.
Shortly before 9, there were approximately 20 people standing at 9531 Rayne Road, near Ruud Lighting, with at least one anti-Walker sign.
Ruud Lighting is planning a 208,000 square foot expansion that will add hundreds of new full-time jobs over the next four years, according to the press release from the governor's office.
Walker protesters and people working on the recall effort are getting signatures across from Ruud in the DMV parking lot.
James Ludvigsen, 38, a Kenosha firefighter whose wife is a teacher, signed the recall petition.
They are also collecting recall signatures for Lt. Gov. Kleefisch and Sen. Van Wanggaard.
After folks sign they're grabbing anti-Walker signs and standing near Ruud to protest the governor's visit.
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Dickert, Vos, Ladwig and Sturtevant village president all here in addition to Walker and about 50 people.
Walker just spoke. He said the state is offering $4 million for this project through jobs credits and tax credits. He says 469 jobs will be created, getting him closer to his 2015 jobs goal.
Cory Mason also just arrived.
As speakers talk, the protesters are visible right behind them through a window.
People are heading outside now for a groundbreaking on the warehouse.
Outside drumming and chants of "recall Walker" clearly audible.
Gov. Walker and others to tour Ruud now.