Obama expected to talk jobs, wages in Waukesha speech

CREATED Jan 30, 2014 - UPDATED: Jan 30, 2014

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UPDATE: President Obama and Air Force One have landed in Milwaukee. Watch the above video for live coverage from his arrival at 10 a.m. Thursday.


WAUKESHA -- President Barack Obama is coming to Waukesha, where he's expected to talk about jobs and the minimum wage.

The president is scheduled to visit a General Electric plant in Waukesha that makes gas engines. It's part of a four-stop tour he's making to expand on themes from his State of the Union address.

Thursday's visit comes as Obama's approval rating in Wisconsin has sunk to its lowest level in two years. A poll released Monday says his approval rating among Wisconsin voters is 44 percent, down from 49 percent in October.

Republican Gov. Scott Walker plans to greet the Democratic president in Milwaukee to discuss the state's propane shortage. But Walker says he won't visit the GE plant because he has business in Madison.