It was President Barack Obama’s time last week to address the nation and to lay out his agenda for innovation, competitiveness and growth. This week, it’s Gov. Scott Walker’s turn to do the same in Wisconsin.

Listen carefully, for these two very different political leaders may have more in common when it comes to economic prosperity than imagined.

In his annual State of the Union speech, Obama talked about the need to promote American innovation by investing in research and development. He also promised to overhaul the corporate tax code to spur private investment at home; urged investing in science and math education as a means of preparing more students to compete in the global economy; and called for connecting 90% of all Americans to the Internet within 10 years.

Read full Journal Sentinel commentary by Tom Still here.