On Air Now

Listen

Listen Live Now » 101.1 FM Green Bay, WI

Weather

Current Conditions(Green Bay,WI 54303)

More Weather »
70° Feels Like: 70°
Wind: NW 7 mph Past 24 hrs - Precip: 0”
Current Radar for Zip

Today

Scattered Thunderstorms 75°

Tonight

Thunderstorms Early 55°

Tomorrow

Mostly Sunny 75°

Alerts

Walker wants Mexican colsulate in Wisconsin

Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, presidential candidate for the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), holds Mexico's national flag during a
Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, presidential candidate for the Party of the Democratic Revolution (PRD), holds Mexico's national flag during a

MADISON (WSAU-Wheeler News)  The Mexican government has been asked to give Wisconsin its own consulate office.  Governor Scott Walker said Wisconsin has a growing number of Mexican nationals -- and many have to wait two months or more to get required documents from Mexico. 

Wisconsin is currently served by a mobile consulate office, plus a permanent facility in Chicago that also serves Illinois and Indiana.  Walker asked for a separate Wisconsin consulate in a letter to Mexico's president, Enrique Pena Nieto -- and Mexico's ambassador to the U-S, Eduardo Medina Mora. 

Walker told them that Wisconsin has had a "tremendous relationship" with Mexico over the years.  He said Mexico is Wisconsin's second-largest trading partner, and Hispanic-owned businesses have grown by almost eight-percent a year in the Badger State.  Walker said a new consulate would continue the economic growth pattern.  As of last year, Hispanics made up around 6-percent of the state's population.

Comments