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More Money for Schools and Lower Property Taxes: Governor Walker Signs 2017-19 State Budget into Law
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More Money for Schools and Lower Property Taxes: Governor Walker Signs 2017-19 State Budget into Law

The budget lifts K-12 education aid to the highest appropriated levels in state history.

Governor Walker Releases Final Budget Vetoes
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Governor Walker Releases Final Budget Vetoes

The vetoes improve the general fund balance by $16.5 million in the current biennium.

Governor Walker Applauds Right to Work Appeals Court Ruling
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Governor Walker Applauds Right to Work Appeals Court Ruling

Governor Scott Walker issued the following statement today after the Wisconsin Court of Appeals District III ruled Wisconsin’s Right to Work law as constitutional

Governor Walker Signs Wisconn Valley Special Session Bill into Law
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Governor Walker Signs Wisconn Valley Special Session Bill into Law

Governor Scott Walker today signed the Wisconn Valley Special Session Bill into law.

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Senate Passage of State Budget
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on Senate Passage of State Budget

"Thank you to the members of the State Senate for approving our budget that will put more actual dollars into K-12 education than ever before"

Governor Walker Wraps Up Trade Mission to Japan, South Korea
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Governor Walker Wraps Up Trade Mission to Japan, South Korea

Governor, Wisconsin delegation meet with 200-plus leaders during trip; agreements signed to forge new partnerships with South Korean companies

Governor Walker Applauds Legislature for Approving Wisconn Valley Special Session Bill
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Governor Walker Applauds Legislature for Approving Wisconn Valley Special Session Bill

The bill now moves to Governor Walker’s desk for his signature.

South Korean Technology Startups to Receive Training, Support in New Business Accelerator Program in Milwaukee
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South Korean Technology Startups to Receive Training, Support in New Business Accelerator Program in Milwaukee

10 companies will work with Mid-West Energy Research Consortium this fall

Governor Walker Arrives in South Korea for Second Leg of Trade Mission
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Governor Walker Arrives in South Korea for Second Leg of Trade Mission

Meeting with South Korean prime minister slated for Friday

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Bipartisan Senate Passage of Wisconn Valley Special Session Legislation
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on Bipartisan Senate Passage of Wisconn Valley Special Session Legislation

Walker statement on Foxconn incentive package.

Governor Walker Encourages Japanese Business Leaders to Consider Investing in Wisconsin
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Governor Walker Encourages Japanese Business Leaders to Consider Investing in Wisconsin

Governor hosts “Wisconsin Opportunity” events, meets privately with business leaders as part of eight-day trade mission

Governor Walker Arrives in Japan to Kick Off Trade Mission
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Governor Walker Arrives in Japan to Kick Off Trade Mission

Governor leading state delegation in eight-day trip to increase exports, encourage foreign investment in Wisconsin

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Remembrance of Those Lost on September 11, 2001
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Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Remembrance of Those Lost on September 11, 2001

Governor Scott Walker issued Executive Order #253 lowering flags to half-staff in memory of the victims of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on New York City, Washington, D.C., and United Airlines Flight 93.

Governor Walker Authorizes Wisconsin National Guard to Assist Florida Ahead of Hurricane Irma
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Governor Walker Authorizes Wisconsin National Guard to Assist Florida Ahead of Hurricane Irma

The order also temporarily waives certain federal and state regulations for interstate and intrastate carriers providing direct emergency relief and assistance relating to Hurricane Irma.

Governor Walker Issues Executive Order Relating to Hurricane Harvey Relief
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Governor Walker Issues Executive Order Relating to Hurricane Harvey Relief

"This order will loosen certain restrictions to help carriers transport vital emergency relief supplies more efficiently"

Governor Walker Departs Saturday for Trade Mission to Japan, South Korea
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Governor Walker Departs Saturday for Trade Mission to Japan, South Korea

Eight-day trip to focus on attracting investment to Wisconsin, boosting state exports

Governor Walker Announces Gold Standard Baking Expansion into Kenosha County
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Governor Walker Announces Gold Standard Baking Expansion into Kenosha County

WEDC incentives to support construction of $42 million facility in Pleasant Prairie

Governor Scott Walker Seeks Applicants for Milwaukee County Sheriff
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Governor Scott Walker Seeks Applicants for Milwaukee County Sheriff

The appointment will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Sheriff David A. Clarke, Jr.

Governor Walker Announces MilliporeSigma Plans for Expansion
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Governor Walker Announces MilliporeSigma Plans for Expansion

Company to invest $60 million, create 175 jobs across the state

In Multi-Agency Effort, Wisconsin Sends Resources to Hurricane Harvey
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In Multi-Agency Effort, Wisconsin Sends Resources to Hurricane Harvey

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims as they recover from this devastating storm."

Governor Walker Participates in Angelic Bakehouse Groundbreaking
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Governor Walker Participates in Angelic Bakehouse Groundbreaking

Angelic Bakehouse sells a variety of baked goods made from sprouted grains, with non-GMO ingredients, and no artificial sweeteners, fats, or preservatives.

Governor Walker Proclaims Supper Club Day in Wisconsin
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Governor Walker Proclaims Supper Club Day in Wisconsin

Tourism Secretary Klett, Cabinet leadership join Governor Walker in recognizing Wisconsin’s iconic supper clubs

Wisconsin Exports Up 8.2% in First Half of 2017
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Wisconsin Exports Up 8.2% in First Half of 2017

"We're seeing success across the board." – Gov. Walker

Governor Walker to Lead Trade Mission to Israel This Fall
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Governor Walker to Lead Trade Mission to Israel This Fall

Wisconsin businesses invited to take part in eight-day trip

Governor Walker Statement on DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp
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Governor Walker Statement on DNR Secretary Cathy Stepp

"Cathy is a strong, trusted reformer who will serve the country well at the EPA."

Made in America, Right Here in Wisconsin
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Made in America, Right Here in Wisconsin

Governor Walker Joins Empire Level to Celebrate Commitment to Growth in Wisconsin

First Lady Tonette Walker Meets with Representative Mike Gallagher on Trauma-Informed Care
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First Lady Tonette Walker Meets with Representative Mike Gallagher on Trauma-Informed Care

They also discussed House Resolution 443 (H. Res. 443), the first trauma-specific bill initiated in the House with bipartisan support.

Governor Walker, First Lady Tonette Walker Host 25th Annual Gift of Life Medal Ceremony
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Governor Walker, First Lady Tonette Walker Host 25th Annual Gift of Life Medal Ceremony

Ceremony honors those who have given life through organ, tissue, eye donations

Governor Walker Applauds JFC Vote to Eliminate the State Portion of the Property Tax Levy
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Governor Walker Applauds JFC Vote to Eliminate the State Portion of the Property Tax Levy

"We are eliminating an entire tax."

Governor Walker Unveils $11.1 Million in Small Business Financing
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Governor Walker Unveils $11.1 Million in Small Business Financing

Which will provide new financing opportunities for the Transform Milwaukee area as well as statewide.

Governor Walker Highlights Opportunities Foxconn Brings for Wisconsin’s Healthcare Industry
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Governor Walker Highlights Opportunities Foxconn Brings for Wisconsin’s Healthcare Industry

"Foxconn is a transformational opportunity for our state and top industries like manufacturing, construction, and healthcare."

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Public Hearing Relating to Drug Screening FSET Participants
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on Public Hearing Relating to Drug Screening FSET Participants

Following the hearing, all public comments will be summarized and responded to in a Legislative Report.

Statewide Online Tool Assists Wisconsin Companies Seeking to Do Business with Foxconn
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Statewide Online Tool Assists Wisconsin Companies Seeking to Do Business with Foxconn

Supply Chain Marketplace provides new way to showcase state businesses

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Bipartisan Assembly Passage of Wisconn Valley Special Session Legislation
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on Bipartisan Assembly Passage of Wisconn Valley Special Session Legislation

"As the world’s largest electronics manufacturer, Foxconn’s $10 billion investment and 13,000 new jobs will be transformational"

Governor Walker Moderates Foxconn Roundtable Discussion in Green Bay
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Governor Walker Moderates Foxconn Roundtable Discussion in Green Bay

Joins government, business, and education leaders in discussing impact Foxconn will have on workforce development in Wisconsin

Governor Walker Requests SBA Disaster Declaration After July Floods in Southeast Wisconsin
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Governor Walker Requests SBA Disaster Declaration After July Floods in Southeast Wisconsin

Declaration would provide low-interest loans to eligible individuals and businesses

Governor Walker Appoints Jeff Lyon to Lead DATCP as Interim Secretary
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Governor Walker Appoints Jeff Lyon to Lead DATCP as Interim Secretary

Effective Monday, August 14, 2017.

Governor Walker Announces $840,000 Coastal Resilience Grant for Lake Michigan Communities
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Governor Walker Announces $840,000 Coastal Resilience Grant for Lake Michigan Communities

The new project will support efforts to map shoreline recession to improve hazard planning and provide guidance on options to protect coastal property.

Building Commission Approves Projects
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Building Commission Approves Projects

The Building Commission is chaired by Governor Walker.

Governor Walker Signs REINS Act into Law at Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce
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Governor Walker Signs REINS Act into Law at Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce

Senate Bill 15 makes several changes to the administrative rulemaking process.

Wisconsin’s Financial Outlook Receives Historic Upgrade
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Wisconsin’s Financial Outlook Receives Historic Upgrade

"Since taking office in 2011, we focused on fiscal responsibility and our state’s finances have significantly improved as a result."

Governor Walker Releases Statement Regarding Michael Brennan’s Nomination to United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
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Governor Walker Releases Statement Regarding Michael Brennan’s Nomination to United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit

"Mike Brennan has proven himself a dedicated public servant to the people of Wisconsin."

Governor Walker Announces Broadband Expansion Grant Recipients
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Governor Walker Announces Broadband Expansion Grant Recipients

"Internet access is a critical component of education, telemedicine, e-commerce, agribusiness, and tourism, just to name a few."

Governor Walker Signs 20 Bills Into Law
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Governor Walker Signs 20 Bills Into Law

Acts 37 - 56

Governor Walker to Lead Trade Mission to South Korea and Japan in September
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Governor Walker to Lead Trade Mission to South Korea and Japan in September

Walker to continue focusing on attracting investments to Wisconsin during mission

Wisconsin Governor Walker, Minnesota Governor Dayton Officially Open the St. Croix Crossing
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Wisconsin Governor Walker, Minnesota Governor Dayton Officially Open the St. Croix Crossing

The St. Croix Crossing is approximately one mile in length and was built to replace the 85-year-old Stillwater Lift Bridge.

Governor Walker Releases Statement on the Best Way to Repeal and Replace Obamacare
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on the Best Way to Repeal and Replace Obamacare

"The best way to repeal and replace Obamacare is to give each state the resources and responsibility for health care."

Governor Walker Calls Legislature Into “Wisconn Valley” Special Session
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Governor Walker Calls Legislature Into “Wisconn Valley” Special Session

Delivers bill that would bring Foxconn's $10 billion investment and 13,000 jobs to Wisconsin

Governor Walker, Foxconn Founder and CEO Terry Gou Sign Memorandum of Understanding in Milwaukee
Global High-Tech Manufacturer Foxconn Announces $10 Billion Investment, Will Create 13,000 Jobs in New Wisconsin Campus
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Global High-Tech Manufacturer Foxconn Announces $10 Billion Investment, Will Create 13,000 Jobs in New Wisconsin Campus

Largest new greenfield investment by a foreign-based company in U.S. history; Marks launch of Foxconn's U.S. manufacturing and 8K+5G ecosystem

Governor Walker Declares a State of Emergency for 17 Wisconsin Counties
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Governor Walker Declares a State of Emergency for 17 Wisconsin Counties

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the flooding."

Fraud Prevention Efforts Reach Record-High Savings for Taxpayers
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Fraud Prevention Efforts Reach Record-High Savings for Taxpayers

Office of Inspector General report shows taxpayer savings from fighting fraud in public assistance programs top $51 million in 2016

Governor Walker Signs Senate Bill 293 Into Law
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Governor Walker Signs Senate Bill 293 Into Law

Act 36 makes several technical changes to the state’s voucher programs.

Governor Walker Commends WHEFA for Their Important Role in Financings for Non-Profits in Wisconsin
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Governor Walker Commends WHEFA for Their Important Role in Financings for Non-Profits in Wisconsin

The report indicates WHEFA saved Wisconsin nonprofit institutions more than $38 million by refinancing outstanding debt.

Governor Walker Joins Charter Communications in Promoting Broadband Access During Spectrum Internet Assist Day
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Governor Walker Joins Charter Communications in Promoting Broadband Access During Spectrum Internet Assist Day

“Every Wisconsin citizen deserves access to high-speed, reliable, affordable internet.”

H.O.P.E. for Wisconsin: Governor Walker Signs Four Special Session Bills into Law at Medical College of Wisconsin – Green Bay
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H.O.P.E. for Wisconsin: Governor Walker Signs Four Special Session Bills into Law at Medical College of Wisconsin – Green Bay

"Like many states in our great nation, Wisconsin is experiencing a dangerous trend – a growing number of cases of opioid abuse and overdose."

Governor Walker Surveys Flood Damage, Declares State of Emergency
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Governor Walker Surveys Flood Damage, Declares State of Emergency

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims of the flooding.”

Governor Walker Kicks Off Wisconsin Farm Technology Days
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Governor Walker Kicks Off Wisconsin Farm Technology Days

Governor Walker has also proclaimed July 11 – July 13 as Farm Technology Days throughout Wisconsin.

Governor Walker Announces $2.4 Million in Grants for Wisconsin’s Coastal Communities
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Governor Walker Announces $2.4 Million in Grants for Wisconsin’s Coastal Communities

Recipients for this year’s grants were recommended by the Wisconsin Coastal Management Council.

Governor Walker Appoints Carrie Schneider to Serve on the Outagamie County Circuit Court
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Governor Walker Appoints Carrie Schneider to Serve on the Outagamie County Circuit Court

Schneider dedicates time to protecting child victims and victims of domestic violence.

MEMO – State Budget and Transportation
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MEMO – State Budget and Transportation

I hope a legislative agreement on the 2017-19 state budget can soon be reached.

Governor Walker Releases Statement on the Passing of  Former Wisconsin State Senator Ted Kanavas
Governor Walker Announces 23 Wisconsin Counties Affected by Alfalfa Winterkill are Eligible for USDA Aid
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Governor Walker Announces 23 Wisconsin Counties Affected by Alfalfa Winterkill are Eligible for USDA Aid

"This aid helps Wisconsin farmers get back on their feet and protects them from crippling losses due to damaged crops."

Governor Walker Announces 35 Municipalities to Receive a Total of $13.8 Million to Remove Lead Service Lines
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Governor Walker Announces 35 Municipalities to Receive a Total of $13.8 Million to Remove Lead Service Lines

Milwaukee received the largest award of $2.6 million.

Building Commission Approves Projects
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Building Commission Approves Projects

Including the Lubar Center for Entrepreneurship on the campus of UW-Milwaukee.

Governor Walker Promotes Wisconsin Veteran-Owned Businesses as Part of #WIVetBiz Day
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Governor Walker Promotes Wisconsin Veteran-Owned Businesses as Part of #WIVetBiz Day

Approximately 11 percent of all businesses in the state, or 65,000, are veteran-owned.

Governor Walker, State Leaders Celebrate Success of Wisconsin Cheese Industry
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Governor Walker, State Leaders Celebrate Success of Wisconsin Cheese Industry

DATCP Secretary Brancel, WEDC Secretary Hogan join Governor Walker in visiting cheese companies statewide as part of "Wisconsin Cheese Day" tour

Governor Walker Highlights Economy, Workforce Development Investments in Milwaukee
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Governor Walker Highlights Economy, Workforce Development Investments in Milwaukee

During the past four years, Governor Walker has invested more than $200 million of state funding in workforce development

Governor Walker Signs Legislation to Change Procedure for Law Enforcement Dogs
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Governor Walker Signs Legislation to Change Procedure for Law Enforcement Dogs

The bill changes procedures for law enforcement dogs if they bite a person.

Governor Walker Calls on U.S. Senators to Keep Their Word and Repeal and Replace Obamacare
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Governor Walker Calls on U.S. Senators to Keep Their Word and Repeal and Replace Obamacare

"The current system is not working."

Governor Walker Attends Welford Sanders Lofts Groundbreaking
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Governor Walker Attends Welford Sanders Lofts Groundbreaking

The current phase of renovation and construction on the building started in February and will be complete in March 2018.

Governor Walker Attends Ashley Furniture Groundbreaking Ceremony in Arcadia
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Governor Walker Attends Ashley Furniture Groundbreaking Ceremony in Arcadia

The expansion project bolsters Ashely’s ability to fulfill online orders, which is an emerging demand.

Op Ed: Investing in Our Workforce
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Investing in Our Workforce

My Wisconsin Works for Everyone welfare reform package offers hands-on skills and job training.

3.1 Percent: Wisconsin’s Unemployment Rate is Now the Lowest Since October 1999
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3.1 Percent: Wisconsin’s Unemployment Rate is Now the Lowest Since October 1999

Second-Lowest Rate on Record for Wisconsin

Governor Walker Presents Governor’s Business Plan Contest Awards at Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference
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Governor Walker Presents Governor’s Business Plan Contest Awards at Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference

The Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference draws entrepreneurs that are still in the development phase as well as established business leaders.

Governor Walker Announces a Record $3.9 Million in Youth Apprenticeship State Grants to Serve 4,300 Students
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Governor Walker Announces a Record $3.9 Million in Youth Apprenticeship State Grants to Serve 4,300 Students

Wisconsin's YA program was authorized by state statute in 1991 as part of a statewide School-to-Work initiative.

Governor Walker Urges Lawmakers to “Get it Done” at Verona Road Project
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Governor Walker Urges Lawmakers to “Get it Done” at Verona Road Project

If the Legislature decides to separate transportation from the overall budget process, major projects could face major delays.

Governor Walker Appoints Milwaukee County Judge
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Governor Walker Appoints Milwaukee County Judge

"Joe Wall has established himself as a respected and accomplished attorney in the Milwaukee area."

Governor Walker Announces Cheese as Official State Dairy
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Governor Walker Announces Cheese as Official State Dairy

Governor signs two bills into law at Mineral Point Elementary

Governor Walker Signs High Capacity Well Legislation Into Law
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Governor Walker Signs High Capacity Well Legislation Into Law

It is Act 10.

Transportation Fund Expected to End 2017-19 Budget with Nearly $100 Million More than Expected
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Transportation Fund Expected to End 2017-19 Budget with Nearly $100 Million More than Expected

"Thanks to the Reform Dividend, we can adequately fund our roads and bridges without slapping a tax increase on the hardworking taxpayers."

Governor Walker Congratulates Sentry Theater Project SEARCH Graduates
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Governor Walker Congratulates Sentry Theater Project SEARCH Graduates

Project SEARCH is a business-led internship program providing employment opportunities in the workplace environment to Wisconsin youth with disabilities.

Governor Walker Discusses Workforce Development Efforts at Central Wisconsin Regional Talent Summit
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Governor Walker Discusses Workforce Development Efforts at Central Wisconsin Regional Talent Summit

Governor Walker’s 2017-2019 biennial budget proposal invests in workforce development by increasing funding for Wisconsin Fast Forward by $12.6 million over two years.

Governor Walker on State Transportation Budget: “Get it Done”
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Governor Walker on State Transportation Budget: “Get it Done”

If the Legislature separates transportation from the overall budget process, projects across our state could face delays.

Governor Walker Signs Music Festival Bill Into Law
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Governor Walker Signs Music Festival Bill Into Law

Assembly Bill 194 adds music festivals to the list of exceptions for venues in which a person under 21 years of age may attend without the presence of their parent, legal guardian, or spouse.

Op Ed: Wisconsin Is a Top 10 State
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Wisconsin Is a Top 10 State

For reducing tax burden, ACT scores and high school graduation rate.

Governor Walker Announces Winner of 34th Annual Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award
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Governor Walker Announces Winner of 34th Annual Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award

The annual award is given in honor of Virginia Hart, Wisconsin’s first female cabinet member.

Governor Walker Announces Creation of Steering Committee to Study Automated Vehicles
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Governor Walker Announces Creation of Steering Committee to Study Automated Vehicles

"Wisconsin is uniquely positioned to study, test, and develop automated and connected vehicle technology."

Governor Walker’s Statement on Wisconsin’s 3.2% Unemployment Rate – Lowest Since February 2000
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Governor Walker’s Statement on Wisconsin’s 3.2% Unemployment Rate – Lowest Since February 2000

"We have worked hard since 2011 to get our state's economy back on track, and today's news is further evidence we are continuing to move Wisconsin forward."

Governor Walker Addresses Wisconsin Conservation Congress at 83rd Annual Convention
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Governor Walker Addresses Wisconsin Conservation Congress at 83rd Annual Convention

"The Wisconsin Conservation Congress helps us protect our natural resources as well as manage and conserve our environment."

Governor Walker Celebrates Dedication and Opening of Frank Lloyd Wright Trail
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Governor Walker Celebrates Dedication and Opening of Frank Lloyd Wright Trail

Self-guided trail has garnered international attention since opening last fall

Governor Walker Attends Komatsu Mining Corporation Ribbon Cutting Ceremony
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Governor Walker Attends Komatsu Mining Corporation Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

This marks the largest acquisition in Komatsu history and signifies marked growth in the company’s mining offerings.

Governor Walker Urges JFC Approval of Cost Saving Reform
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Governor Walker Urges JFC Approval of Cost Saving Reform

Move to self-insurance will save state $60 million

Governor Walker Drops a Line in Cable for 52nd Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener
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Governor Walker Drops a Line in Cable for 52nd Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener

We’re ranked Number 1 in the Midwest for fun, family atmosphere, uniqueness, affordability, and outdoor recreation – and fishing is a huge part of that.

Governor Walker Highlights Wisconsin Tourism’s $20 Billion Economy
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Governor Walker Highlights Wisconsin Tourism’s $20 Billion Economy

Tourism industry up six consecutive years, adds 21,500 jobs to Wisconsin's economy

Executive Residence 2017 Summer Public Tours Kick-Off June 1
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Executive Residence 2017 Summer Public Tours Kick-Off June 1

The Wisconsin Executive Residence is located at 99 Cambridge Road on Madison’s northeast side in the Village of Maple Bluff.

Governor Walker Announces Changes to Guarantee Loan Program for Wisconsin Dairy Farmers and Milk Processors
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Governor Walker Announces Changes to Guarantee Loan Program for Wisconsin Dairy Farmers and Milk Processors

The loan guarantees reduce financial risk and exposure to lenders while ensuring that farmers and businesses have access to low-cost capital.

21 Wisconsin School Districts Awarded Fab Lab Grants
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21 Wisconsin School Districts Awarded Fab Lab Grants

Governor Scott Walker, Lieutenant Governor Kleefisch, other key leaders to award WEDC grants during statewide tour on "Fab Lab Day" in Wisconsin

Governor Walker Signs Two Bills Into Law
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Governor Walker Signs Two Bills Into Law

Senate Bills 7 and 12 were signed into law today.

Protecting Wisconsin’s Most Vulnerable: Governor Walker’s Budget Proposal Eliminates Children’s Long-Term Supports Waiting List
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Protecting Wisconsin’s Most Vulnerable: Governor Walker’s Budget Proposal Eliminates Children’s Long-Term Supports Waiting List

$39.2 million investment would eliminate waiting list for children with developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, or severe emotional disturbances

Working and Winning for Wisconsin: Unemployment Drops to 3.4%, the Lowest Since April 2000
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Working and Winning for Wisconsin: Unemployment Drops to 3.4%, the Lowest Since April 2000

More people are working in Wisconsin than ever before in our history.

State Leaders to Join Governor Walker in Awarding Fab Labs Grants Throughout Wisconsin
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State Leaders to Join Governor Walker in Awarding Fab Labs Grants Throughout Wisconsin

Lt. Governor Kleefisch, UW System President Cross, WEDC Secretary Hogan among those taking part in "Fab Lab Day" announcements on April 25

Governor Walker Signs Legislation Allowing Wisconsinites to Use Cannabidiol Oil to Treat Medical Conditions
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Governor Walker Signs Legislation Allowing Wisconsinites to Use Cannabidiol Oil to Treat Medical Conditions

This bill builds upon 2013 Wisconsin Act 267.

Governor Walker Signs Project Labor Agreement Legislation Into Law
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Governor Walker Signs Project Labor Agreement Legislation Into Law

The bill explicitly prohibits state and local governments from requiring a bidder on a public works project to enter into an agreement with a labor organization.

Governor Walker Announces Success with Initiatives That Assist People with Disabilities in Gaining Employment
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Governor Walker Announces Success with Initiatives That Assist People with Disabilities in Gaining Employment

During the two most recent federal fiscal years, Wisconsin helped a record 9,500 individuals with disabilities overcome barriers to employment.

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Memo from the Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee on Finance
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on Memo from the Co-Chairs of the Joint Committee on Finance

"Thank you to the co-chairs of the Joint Finance Committee for keeping the historic K-12 funding levels in place as they begin budget deliberations. "

Governor Walker to Congressman Kind: Thank You for the Opportunity to Set the Record Straight
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Governor Walker to Congressman Kind: Thank You for the Opportunity to Set the Record Straight

"We do not need to take the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare."

Governor Walker, Education Leaders Call on Legislature to Approve $649 Million for K-12 Education
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Governor Walker, Education Leaders Call on Legislature to Approve $649 Million for K-12 Education

Governor Walker’s budget increases per-pupil funding by $200 per pupil in Fiscal Year 2018 and $204 per pupil in Fiscal Year 2019.

Wisconsin Welcomes New Partnership with Administration to Undo Costly, Job-Killing Regulations
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Wisconsin Welcomes New Partnership with Administration to Undo Costly, Job-Killing Regulations

Governor Scott Walker today praised U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Op Ed: Why My Budget Hikes K-12 Spending
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Why My Budget Hikes K-12 Spending

I believe giving every child access to a great education is a moral imperative.

Governor Walker Announces Appointments to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents
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Governor Walker Announces Appointments to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents

"We look forward to the leadership of Mike and Bob and thank them for their willingness to serve in this capacity."

Governor Walker Issues Statement Applauding the Presidential Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline
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Governor Walker Issues Statement Applauding the Presidential Approval of the Keystone XL Pipeline

"It will add jobs, capacity, and ensure our nation is making sound choices to protect our energy security."

Governor Walker Highlights K-12 Education Investments During Visit To Bradley Technology High School in Milwaukee
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Governor Walker Highlights K-12 Education Investments During Visit To Bradley Technology High School in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Public Schools is estimated to receive approximately $1.32 billion in funding from the state under Governor Walker’s biennial budget

Governor Walker Issues Statement on the Tragic Death of Greg “Ziggy” Zyszkiewicz and Orders Flags to Half-Staff
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Governor Walker Issues Statement on the Tragic Death of Greg “Ziggy” Zyszkiewicz and Orders Flags to Half-Staff

"On behalf of the State of Wisconsin, I am lowering the flags to half-staff as a mark of respect for Mr. Zyszkiewicz."

German Candy-Maker HARIBO Selects Wisconsin for First North American Manufacturing Facility
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German Candy-Maker HARIBO Selects Wisconsin for First North American Manufacturing Facility

New facility in Kenosha County expected to open in 2020

Governor Walker Announces $400,000 for Non-Profit Organizations to Help Veteran Entrepreneurs
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Governor Walker Announces $400,000 for Non-Profit Organizations to Help Veteran Entrepreneurs

The experience our veterans receive serving in the military provide them with unique skills and expertise that not only benefit potential employers but also make them savvy business owners."

Governor Walker Joins Hunzinger Construction Company in Sending Care Packages to Our Troops
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Governor Walker Joins Hunzinger Construction Company in Sending Care Packages to Our Troops

"I’m proud to join Hunzinger employees today in wrapping care packages to bring our brave men and women in uniform."

Federal Government Committed to Improving Collaboration with States on Medicaid
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Federal Government Committed to Improving Collaboration with States on Medicaid

"Meaningful reforms to Medicaid, so that members and taxpayers get better outcomes, can best be done by the states."

Governor Walker Issues Statement on Scheduled Vote by U.S. Senate to Overturn the Unemployment Insurance Drug Testing Rule
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Governor Walker Issues Statement on Scheduled Vote by U.S. Senate to Overturn the Unemployment Insurance Drug Testing Rule

"I urge members of the United States Senate to pass House Joint Resolution 42 and grant states greater flexibility in administering unemployment insurance benefits."

Governor Walker Announces Three Communities Will Receive Financial Assistance to Replace Lead Service Lines
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Governor Walker Announces Three Communities Will Receive Financial Assistance to Replace Lead Service Lines

For state Fiscal Year 2017, DNR has allocated $14.5 million for disadvantaged municipalities to help remove old lead service lines.

Governor Walker Signs Senate Bill 2 into Law
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Governor Walker Signs Senate Bill 2 into Law

"We are constantly looking for new ways to make Wisconsin state government more effective, efficient, and accountable'

Governor Walker Boosts Government Transparency with Executive Action
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Governor Walker Boosts Government Transparency with Executive Action

Since 2011, Governor Walker’s office has released more than 6,000,000 pages of records in response to 922 public records requests.

Building Commission Approves Capital Budget
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Building Commission Approves Capital Budget

Governor Walker’s Capital Budget recommended $803 million in total projects.

Governor Walker Tells House Republicans to “Go Big and Bold
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Governor Walker Tells House Republicans to “Go Big and Bold

The Governor is in Washington, D.C. to advocate for the people of Wisconsin as the federal government pursues reform in a number of areas.

Governor Walker Announces Department of Revenue Anti-Fraud Initiatives Save Taxpayers $255 Million Over Six Years
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Governor Walker Announces Department of Revenue Anti-Fraud Initiatives Save Taxpayers $255 Million Over Six Years

Last tax season, DOR stopped more than $63 million in fraudulent refunds and credits.

Governor Walker Appoints Jay Risch to Serve as Department of Financial Institutions Secretary
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Governor Walker Appoints Jay Risch to Serve as Department of Financial Institutions Secretary

Mr. Risch will begin his new duties at DFI on March 6, 2017.

Governor Walker Appoints Lon Roberts to the Public Service Commission
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Governor Walker Appoints Lon Roberts to the Public Service Commission

Mr. Roberts’ effective start date at the PSC will be March 6, 2017.

Governor Walker Tours Hendricks CareerTek in Beloit
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Governor Walker Tours Hendricks CareerTek in Beloit

Hendricks CareerTek, created by the Stateline Boys and Girls Club in collaboration with Diane Hendricks, Kim Bliss, and the Hendricks Family Foundation, is a new career center located on the Beloit Ironworks campus.

Governor Walker Visits Waupaca High School, Highlights Historic Investments in K-12 Education
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Governor Walker Visits Waupaca High School, Highlights Historic Investments in K-12 Education

“Over the past six years, we’ve implemented reforms to restore fiscal order in Wisconsin.”

Governor Walker Announces $5 Million State Investment for the La Crosse Center
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Governor Walker Announces $5 Million State Investment for the La Crosse Center

"This project not only serves the people of La Crosse, but the tristate area of Wisconsin, Iowa, and Minnesota."

Governor Walker Signs Senate Bill 1 Into Law
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Governor Walker Signs Senate Bill 1 Into Law

Senate Bill 1 will allow the Village of Oostburg to create a third TIF district, thereby helping Masters Gallery Foods to expand operations and create new jobs in the community.

Governor Walker Wants to Provide $8 Billion in Total Tax Relief for the Hard Working Taxpayers
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Governor Walker Wants to Provide $8 Billion in Total Tax Relief for the Hard Working Taxpayers

“Under our tax reforms, Wisconsin is aggressively moving out of being a high taxed state.”

Building Commission Approves Projects
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Building Commission Approves Projects

"I would like to thank the members of the Building Commission for taking action on these projects..."

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Scheduled Vote by U.S. House of Representatives to Overturn the Unemployment Insurance Drug Testing Rule
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on Scheduled Vote by U.S. House of Representatives to Overturn the Unemployment Insurance Drug Testing Rule

Governor Walker led a letter, along with three other governors, supporting H.J

Governor Walker Appoints Laura Gutierrez to Serve as Department of Safety and Professional Services Secretary
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Governor Walker Appoints Laura Gutierrez to Serve as Department of Safety and Professional Services Secretary

Ms. Gutierrez most recently served as Vice President of Academic Affairs at St. Anthony School in Milwaukee.

Op Ed: Our Reforms Pay Big Dividends
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Our Reforms Pay Big Dividends

Common sense conservative changes benefit taxpayers, Gov. Walker says.

Governor Walker Highlights Reform Dividend at Governor’s Conference on Economic Development
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Governor Walker Highlights Reform Dividend at Governor’s Conference on Economic Development

“Our economic reforms are working”

Governor Walker Appoints Daniel Zimmerman to Serve as Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary
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Governor Walker Appoints Daniel Zimmerman to Serve as Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary

Mr. Zimmerman is a decorated combat veteran.

Governor Walker Presents Strengthening Families Component of “Wisconsin Works for Everyone”
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Governor Walker Presents Strengthening Families Component of “Wisconsin Works for Everyone”

Initiatives reduce marriage penalties, increase parental responsibility, and invest in evidence-based programs

Governor Walker Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Nominee
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court Nominee

Judge Neil Gorsuch is an outstanding nominee

Governor Walker Highlights Growing Economy, Highlights Efforts to Make College More Affordable at Wisconsin Credit Unions Lobby Day
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Governor Walker Highlights Growing Economy, Highlights Efforts to Make College More Affordable at Wisconsin Credit Unions Lobby Day

"Credit unions in Wisconsin serve as one of our crucial allies as we continue to help students afford the higher education path that’s best for them."

Governor Walker Introduces “Wisconsin Works for Everyone”
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Governor Walker Introduces “Wisconsin Works for Everyone”

“This set of initiatives is focused on helping those disconnected from employment realize their potential in the workforce”

Governor Walker Declares Today as Green and Gold Day
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Governor Walker Declares Today as Green and Gold Day

Go Pack Go!

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Updated Revenue Projections
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on Updated Revenue Projections

Our state's economy is in the best shape it's been in 15 years.

Governor Walker Honors Life, Work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Governor Walker Honors Life, Work of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

"...we honor his courage, his determination, his vision, and his commitment to peace."

Governor Walker Announces Up to $3 Million in Wisconsin Fast Forward Worker Training Grants Available
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Governor Walker Announces Up to $3 Million in Wisconsin Fast Forward Worker Training Grants Available

Grant application period begins January 13 for construction and small business customized worker training initiatives

Working and Winning for Wisconsin: Governor Walker Travels Throughout Wisconsin for State of the State Tour
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Working and Winning for Wisconsin: Governor Walker Travels Throughout Wisconsin for State of the State Tour

“We are working and winning for Wisconsin”

Governor Walker Delivers 2017 State of the State Address
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Governor Walker Delivers 2017 State of the State Address

First Lady Tonette Walker joins Governor in addressing joint session, people of Wisconsin

Excerpts from Governor Walker’s 2017 State of the State Address
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Excerpts from Governor Walker’s 2017 State of the State Address

Watch the State of the State Address Live Today at 3:00 p.m.

Governor Walker’s 2017 State of the State Address to Stream Live Tomorrow
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Governor Walker’s 2017 State of the State Address to Stream Live Tomorrow

The 2017 State of the State Address.

Governor Walker Names Acting Secretaries for Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs
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Governor Walker Names Acting Secretaries for Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs

They will begin serving as Acting Secretaries on Monday, January 9, 2017.

Governor Walker Announces $6 Million Expansion and Renovation of State Fair Park’s Cream Puff Pavilion
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Governor Walker Announces $6 Million Expansion and Renovation of State Fair Park’s Cream Puff Pavilion

The expansion will allow for better visitor space inside the pavilion.

Governor Walker Honors 15 with 2016 Financial Literacy Award
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Governor Walker Honors 15 with 2016 Financial Literacy Award

The recipients will be honored at a ceremony at the Capitol later this year.

Governor Walker Calls Legislature into Special Session and Orders New Actions in the Fight Against Opioid Abuse
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Governor Walker Calls Legislature into Special Session and Orders New Actions in the Fight Against Opioid Abuse

“This is a public health crisis, and that’s why I’m calling a special session of the Legislature and directing state agencies to ramp up the state’s response”

Governor Walker Appoints Polk County Judge
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Governor Walker Appoints Polk County Judge

“He shares a strong commitment to Constitutional principles and will faithfully apply the rule of law.”

Governor Walker and Governor Snyder Propose Friendly Wager on Cotton Bowl
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Governor Walker and Governor Snyder Propose Friendly Wager on Cotton Bowl

The Cotton Bowl kicks off on Monday, January 2, at 12:00PM CT.

Dave Ross Named New Department of Transportation Secretary
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Dave Ross Named New Department of Transportation Secretary

Secretary Ross will begin his new duties at the DOT on January 7, 2017.

Wisconsin, Not Washington
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Wisconsin, Not Washington

The letter asks President-elect Trump to provide flexibility in implementing a number of programs that will help the citizens of Wisconsin.

Governor Walker Highlights Property Tax Relief
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Governor Walker Highlights Property Tax Relief

Commits to Holding the Line on Property Taxes in Upcoming Budget

Madison’s 115th Fighter Wing on Short List for F-35A Lightning II
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Madison’s 115th Fighter Wing on Short List for F-35A Lightning II

The Air Force will select two Air National Guard bases for the F-35A.

Keeping Our Promises
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Keeping Our Promises

"In our upcoming budget proposal, we will put forward a plan that focuses on the safety and maintenance of Wisconsin’s roads and bridges."

Governor Walker Lights Capitol Christmas Tree
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Governor Walker Lights Capitol Christmas Tree

The Capitol Christmas tree is selected every year from donation requests on a first come, first serve basis.

Governor Walker Calls on State Legislature to Pass Rural Broadband Expansion Bill
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Governor Walker Calls on State Legislature to Pass Rural Broadband Expansion Bill

Proposed legislation invests an additional estimated $35.5 million in broadband expansion efforts over the next three years

Governor Walker Requests USDA Disaster Designation for Crop Losses in 10 Counties
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Governor Walker Requests USDA Disaster Designation for Crop Losses in 10 Counties

Losses due to freezing temperatures in May 2016

Governor Scott Walker Joins Wisconsin Tourism Industry in Support of 6th Annual “Big Bundle Up” Campaign
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Governor Scott Walker Joins Wisconsin Tourism Industry in Support of 6th Annual “Big Bundle Up” Campaign

The statewide charity initiative encourages people to donate new or gently used gloves, hats, scarves, coats, and other warm winter gear for those in need.

Governor Walker Highlights Success at Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit
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Governor Walker Highlights Success at Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit

Announces $10 million investment in rural economic development

Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Scocos to Leave State Service January 2017
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Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary Scocos to Leave State Service January 2017

“It has been a distinct privilege to work for the betterment of my fellow veterans as secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs,” Secretary Scocos said.

Governor Walker Joins in Announcing Colbert Packaging Corporation to Establish Operations in Kenosha
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Governor Walker Joins in Announcing Colbert Packaging Corporation to Establish Operations in Kenosha

Manufacturer expected to bring more than 100 new jobs to Wisconsin

Statement on the Passing of Senator Rick Gudex
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Statement on the Passing of Senator Rick Gudex

Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today following news of the passing of Senator Rick Gudex

Building Commission Approves Projects
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Building Commission Approves Projects

Today the State of Wisconsin Building Commission approved several key projects across the state

Governor Walker Requests Federal Disaster Aid for Western Wisconsin Due to September Flooding
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Governor Walker Requests Federal Disaster Aid for Western Wisconsin Due to September Flooding

Governor Scott Walker today sent a letter to President Barack Obama requesting a federal disaster declaration for 12 western Wisconsin counties after torrential rains and flash floods last month caused more than $11 million in damage.

Governor Walker Encourages Wisconsin Schools to Apply for Fab Lab Grants
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Governor Walker Encourages Wisconsin Schools to Apply for Fab Lab Grants

Deadline to seek WEDC Fabrication Laboratories grant is December 15

Governor Walker Discusses Local Transportation Funding at the Wisconsin Towns Association Annual Convention
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Governor Walker Discusses Local Transportation Funding at the Wisconsin Towns Association Annual Convention

The Department of Transportation (DOT) budget proposal submitted to Governor Walker last month represents the largest year-to-year change in local aids since Calendar Years 1999 and 2000.

Governor Walker Celebrates Health and Wellness Achievements at Three Wisconsin Schools
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Governor Walker Celebrates Health and Wellness Achievements at Three Wisconsin Schools

Families, dignitaries, and Wisconsin students attend new DON’T QUIT! Fitness Center ribbon cutting ceremonies

Governor Walker Seeks Federal Damage Assessment for Flood Damage
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Governor Walker Seeks Federal Damage Assessment for Flood Damage

Flash flooding and mudslides last week caused more than $14 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure in western Wisconsin.

Governor Walker Announces University of Wisconsin Credit Union Membership Changes, Launch of Higher Education Planning Website
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Governor Walker Announces University of Wisconsin Credit Union Membership Changes, Launch of Higher Education Planning Website

Gov. Walker also announced the official launch of DFI’s “Look Forward to Your Future” website.

Governor Walker Declares State of Emergency in Response to Damaging Floods in 13 Counties
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Governor Walker Declares State of Emergency in Response to Damaging Floods in 13 Counties

“I am instructing the Wisconsin National Guard and all state agencies to provide assistance to those affected by this natural disaster.”

Governor Walker Announces “Back to School” Sales Tax Holiday
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Governor Walker Announces “Back to School” Sales Tax Holiday

Sales tax holiday to be included in 2017-19 biennial budget, saves Wisconsin families an estimated $11 million annually

Governor Walker Announces New Broadband Contract Saving $8 Million Annually
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Governor Walker Announces New Broadband Contract Saving $8 Million Annually

Increases broadband capacity on BadgerNet Converged Network for government and educational entities

Governor Walker Announces 14,410 FoodShare Members Enter the Workforce
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Governor Walker Announces 14,410 FoodShare Members Enter the Workforce

Average hourly wage is $11.99, average hours worked is 32.2

Governor Walker Recognizes State and County Fraud Prevention Efforts
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Governor Walker Recognizes State and County Fraud Prevention Efforts

Nearly 11,000 Medicaid and FoodShare investigations result cost avoidance and overpayments of more than $26 million in 2015

Governor Walker Issues Emergency Declaration to Assist Three Western Wisconsin Counties Impacted by Heavy Rain and Flooding
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Governor Walker Issues Emergency Declaration to Assist Three Western Wisconsin Counties Impacted by Heavy Rain and Flooding

Declaration allows Wisconsin Department of Transportation to request federal emergency funds to help with approximately $1.8 million in damages to Federal-aid highways in Eau Claire, Buffalo, and Trempealeau counties

Statement from Governor Walker
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Statement from Governor Walker

"I have activated the Wisconsin National Guard to be in a position to aid local law enforcement upon request."

Building Commission Approves Projects
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Building Commission Approves Projects

"The funds approved by the commission will be instrumental in strengthening the facilities at 13 UW campuses."

Governor Walker Releases Statement Regarding Court of Appeals Voter ID Decision
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Governor Walker Releases Statement Regarding Court of Appeals Voter ID Decision

"Voter ID is a reasonable measure to protect Wisconsin voters against cheating and make sure every vote counts."

Governor Walker Kicks Off 165th Wisconsin State Fair
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Governor Walker Kicks Off 165th Wisconsin State Fair

"We can be proud of the Wisconsin State Fair, a true original summer tradition," said Governor Scott Walker.

Governor Walker Appoints Linda Seemeyer to Lead the Department of Health Services
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Governor Walker Appoints Linda Seemeyer to Lead the Department of Health Services

Linda Seemeyer will begin on August 22, 2016.

Governor Walker Attends World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration, EAA AirVenture
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Governor Walker Attends World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration, EAA AirVenture

Every year, over 550,000 aviation enthusiasts representing more than 80 countries attend EAA AirVenture to celebrate the past, present, and future in the world of flight.

Governor Walker Appoints Daniel Kelly to the Wisconsin Supreme Court
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Governor Walker Appoints Daniel Kelly to the Wisconsin Supreme Court

As a founding member of the law firm Rogahn Kelly, Daniel Kelly is recognized as a leader in Wisconsin’s legal community.

Governor Walker Leads State Efforts to Aid Northern Wisconsin Recovery
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Governor Walker Leads State Efforts to Aid Northern Wisconsin Recovery

Governor Walker also requested a Federal Emergency Management Agency Preliminary Damage Assessment as the first important step to requesting federal disaster assistance.

Governor Walker Works to Combat Opioid Addiction in Wisconsin, Across the Nation
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Governor Walker Works to Combat Opioid Addiction in Wisconsin, Across the Nation

46 of the nation’s governors sign the Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction

Governor Walker Announces Launch of Wisconsin’s Broadband Forward! Community Certification Program
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Governor Walker Announces Launch of Wisconsin’s Broadband Forward! Community Certification Program

To assist in the expansion of broadband in Wisconsin, Governor Walker created the Broadband Expansion Grant Program in the 2011-13 biennial budget.

Governor Walker Appoints Jodi Meier to Kenosha County Circuit Court
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Governor Walker Appoints Jodi Meier to Kenosha County Circuit Court

Meier has lived in Kenosha County for most of her life and has practiced law in the county for over 25 years.

Governor Walker Recognizes Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Hospital Project SEARCH Graduates
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Governor Walker Recognizes Froedtert & the Medical College of Wisconsin Hospital Project SEARCH Graduates

Project SEARCH is a one-year, transition program providing training and professional skills to disabled students with the end goal of increasing employment opportunities.

Governor Walker Announces $3.2 Million in Youth Apprenticeship State Grants at United Pride Dairy, LLC
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Governor Walker Announces $3.2 Million in Youth Apprenticeship State Grants at United Pride Dairy, LLC

Established in 1991, Wisconsin’s YA program is part of a statewide School-to-Work initiative.

Governor Walker Tours Quad/Graphics’ Digital Print Supercenter
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Governor Walker Tours Quad/Graphics’ Digital Print Supercenter

In 2015, the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation announced Quad/Graphics was eligible for $15.7 million in tax credits.

Governor Walker Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Unconstitutional Executive Lawmaking
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Unconstitutional Executive Lawmaking

"I will continue to defend against unchecked executive power."

Governor Walker Announces Finalists for Wisconsin Supreme Court
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Governor Walker Announces Finalists for Wisconsin Supreme Court

Governor Walker will now interview the three finalists and make his selection prior to Justice Prosser’s retirement.

Governor Walker Appoints Tom Engels Interim Secretary of the Department of Health Services
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Governor Walker Appoints Tom Engels Interim Secretary of the Department of Health Services

Following the news of DHS Secretary Kitty Rhoades’ passing, Gov.Scott Walker wrote to DHS Deputy Secretary Tom Engels and named him Interim Secretary.

Governor Walker Meets Leaders from Key Companies with Strong Wisconsin Ties
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Governor Walker Meets Leaders from Key Companies with Strong Wisconsin Ties

The purpose of the mission is to strengthen trade and investment ties between Wisconsin and Mexico.

Governor Walker Applauds the United Negro College Fund for Higher Education Efforts
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Governor Walker Applauds the United Negro College Fund for Higher Education Efforts

The Governor’s Luncheon highlights the UNCF’s notable contributions towards fulfilling its promise to assist students in achieving their higher education goals.

Governor Walker Announced $152,000 in Financial Literacy Grants to Wisconsin Schools
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Governor Walker Announced $152,000 in Financial Literacy Grants to Wisconsin Schools

DPI conducted the initial review of the 51 applicants from throughout the state, and the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy made the final recommendations.

Governor Walker Tours Donaldson Company, Inc.
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Governor Walker Tours Donaldson Company, Inc.

The Donaldson Company, Inc. was founded in 1915 and is a global leader in filtration systems with 11,000 employees world-wide.

Governor Walker Appoints Ivan Gamboa to Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority
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Governor Walker Appoints Ivan Gamboa to Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority

Gamboa currently serves as Senior Vice President at Tri City National Bank in Hales Corners.

Governor Walker’s Reforms Bring Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Balance to $1 Billion
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Governor Walker’s Reforms Bring Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Balance to $1 Billion

Projections: Covered employers will see an additional $38 million tax decrease for 2017, in addition to a $97 million decrease in 2016

Governor Walker Provides Update on First Round of 2020 Vision Project Listening Sessions
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Governor Walker Provides Update on First Round of 2020 Vision Project Listening Sessions

Map highlights listening sessions held to date

Governor Walker Announces Wisconsin’s Water Council as Global Economic Development Leader
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Governor Walker Announces Wisconsin’s Water Council as Global Economic Development Leader

Water-technology exports grew by 7.4 percent in 2014.

Governor Scott Walker Approves Emergency Rule Easing Access to DMV Identification Documents for Voters
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Governor Scott Walker Approves Emergency Rule Easing Access to DMV Identification Documents for Voters

The Division of Motor Vehicles announced a new process to issue photo ID card receipts to those who need them to vote.

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Faculty Fuss Leaves Out Important Facts
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University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Faculty Fuss Leaves Out Important Facts

“Job for life” tenure wrong for Wisconsin

Governor Walker Announces Wisconsin Makes List of ‘Top 15’ Best States for Business
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Governor Walker Announces Wisconsin Makes List of ‘Top 15’ Best States for Business

CEOs rank Wisconsin 11th in Chief Executive magazine’s 2016 “Best and Worst States for Business” survey

Governor Walker Kicks Off Fishing Season at 51st Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener
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Governor Walker Kicks Off Fishing Season at 51st Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener

Every year, Governor Walker kicks off the new fishing season with a local guide who leads them to the best fishing spot on the lake.

Governor Walker Issues Executive Order to Prevent Potential Gasoline and Diesel Shortages
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Governor Walker Issues Executive Order to Prevent Potential Gasoline and Diesel Shortages

“We’re taking action with this Executive Order to alleviate potential gasoline and diesel shortages as a result of the temporary shutdown of the West Shore Pipeline,” Governor Walker said.

Governor Walker Attends Grand Opening of Options for Women Clinic
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Governor Walker Attends Grand Opening of Options for Women Clinic

Options for Women operates under a 501(c)(3) non-profit status and is funded entirely by donations.

Governor Walker Celebrates Investment in Higher Education
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Governor Walker Celebrates Investment in Higher Education

New Chemistry Biology Building funded by investment in Governor Walker’s 2013-15 biennial budget

Governor Walker Travels Throughout Wisconsin to Highlight $19.3 Billion Tourism Industry
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Governor Walker Travels Throughout Wisconsin to Highlight $19.3 Billion Tourism Industry

Industry adds more than 18,700 jobs to Wisconsin’s economy over the last five years

Governor Walker Approves Rule Requiring Drug Testing for Unemployment Insurance Recipients
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Governor Walker Approves Rule Requiring Drug Testing for Unemployment Insurance Recipients

Under this newly approved rule, if someone on UI fails a drug test or refuses to take one from an employer as part of an offer of employment, he or she can be denied UI benefits.

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Justice David Prosser’s Retirement
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on Justice David Prosser’s Retirement

"Justice Prosser has faithfully served the state of Wisconsin for decades."

Governor Walker Signs Bill into Law Protecting Wisconsin’s Property Owners
Governor Walker Signs Bill to Crack Down on Repeat Drunk Drivers
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Governor Walker Signs Bill to Crack Down on Repeat Drunk Drivers

Legislation signed on the anniversary of the tragic loss of three young lives

Governor Walker Signs Legislation to Protect Wisconsin’s Children Against Internet Crimes
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Governor Walker Signs Legislation to Protect Wisconsin’s Children Against Internet Crimes

“Alicia’s Law” gives hope to victims and works to prevent future victims

Governor Walker Signs Legislation Protecting Wisconsin’s Children
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Governor Walker Signs Legislation Protecting Wisconsin’s Children

Children with disabilities and those children repeatedly physically abused gain new protections

Governor Scott Walker Signs Legislation Into Law Easing Tax Burden and Bolstering Freight Mobility in Wisconsin
Governor Scott Walker Signs Legislation Into Law to Expand Teacher Loan Program
Governor Scott Walker Signs Legislation to Provide Greater Property Tax Relief for Local Governments Part of the Managed Forest Program
Governor Scott Walker Takes the Lead, Nations’ Governors Join in Signing SNAP Welfare Letter to Congressional Leaders
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Governor Scott Walker Takes the Lead, Nations’ Governors Join in Signing SNAP Welfare Letter to Congressional Leaders

The legislation authored by Congressman Robert Aderholt confirms states’ rights to drug test SNAP recipients.

Governor Scott Walker Joins Milwaukee Tool in Announcing Nearly 600 Jobs in the Next Five Years at Groundbreaking Ceremony
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Governor Scott Walker Joins Milwaukee Tool in Announcing Nearly 600 Jobs in the Next Five Years at Groundbreaking Ceremony

Milwaukee Tool has been a manufacturer of heavy-duty power tools, accessories, and hand tools for professionals worldwide since 1924.

Governor Scott Walker Increases Support in the Fight Against Elizabethkingia
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Governor Scott Walker Increases Support in the Fight Against Elizabethkingia

Approves nine project positions to assist in search to find the source of the potentially deadly bacteria

Governor Scott Walker Invests Over $450,000 to Support Summer Youth Employment Program in Milwaukee
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Governor Scott Walker Invests Over $450,000 to Support Summer Youth Employment Program in Milwaukee

Participating youth complete a week of work-readiness training that includes an individualized assessment, soft skills development, resume writing, interviewing skills, job coaching, and financial literacy.

Governor Scott Walker Joins Coalition of Governors Challenging Unconstitutional Executive Lawmaking
Governor Scott Walker Signs Bill Into Law Changing the Approval Process for Nuclear Power Plants
Governor Scott Walker Signs Legislation Modernizing the Collection of Hospital Data
Governor Scott Walker Appoints New Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications
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Governor Scott Walker Appoints New Deputy Chief of Staff for Communications

Jablonski’s appointment will be effective April 18, 2016.

Governor Scott Walker Signs Three Bills Into Law
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Governor Scott Walker Signs Three Bills Into Law

All three bills focus on building dementia-friendly communities throughout Wisconsin.

Governor Scott Walker Signs Law Creating New WIC Internship Program for Dieticians
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Governor Scott Walker Signs Law Creating New WIC Internship Program for Dieticians

Senate Bill 402 – requires the Department of Health Services to establish a dietetic internship program under the state’s Women, Infants, and Children supplemental food program.

Governor Scott Walker Announces Launch of Agency Performance Dashboards Website
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Launch of Agency Performance Dashboards Website

New website focuses on improving transparency, efficiency, and effectiveness

Governor Scott Walker Signs Assembly Bill 422 Into Law at Wild Rivers Interpretive Center
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Governor Scott Walker Signs Assembly Bill 422 Into Law at Wild Rivers Interpretive Center

The provides $27,000 of funding from the Forestry Account of the Conservation Fund to the Florence Wild Rivers Interpretive Center in Fiscal Year 2016 and Fiscal Year 2017.

Governor Scott Walker Announces Sunshine Week Initiatives
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Sunshine Week Initiatives

Governor Walker’s office received 230 percent more records requests than previous administration, released over six million pages of public records

Governor Scott Walker Announces Wisconsin Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Fights Fraud, Saves Taxpayer Dollars
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Wisconsin Office of the Inspector General (OIG) Fights Fraud, Saves Taxpayer Dollars

New report illustrates OIG successes in the first five years

Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on the Passing of Former First Lady Nancy Reagan
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Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on the Passing of Former First Lady Nancy Reagan

"Nancy Reagan had such a positive impact on the lives of so many Americans."

Governor Scott Walker Announces Grants Available for TEACH Educational Technology Teacher Training
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Grants Available for TEACH Educational Technology Teacher Training

Grants for fiscal year 2016 are available to consortia of three or more eligible school districts.

Governor Scott Walker Participates in REALTORS® & Government Day, Signs Assembly Bill 456
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Governor Scott Walker Participates in REALTORS® & Government Day, Signs Assembly Bill 456

The Wisconsin REALTORS® Association (WRA) is one of the largest trade associations in the state which represents the interests of and serves over 14,000 members statewide.

Governor Scott Walker Signs 58 Bills Into Law
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Governor Scott Walker Signs 58 Bills Into Law

Acts 200 - 257.

Governor Scott Walker Signs 46 Bills Into Law
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Governor Scott Walker Signs 46 Bills Into Law

Acts 154 - 199.

Governor Scott Walker Awarded for Investments, Focus on Mental Health in Wisconsin
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Governor Scott Walker Awarded for Investments, Focus on Mental Health in Wisconsin

Mental Health America presents Governor Walker with “B4Stage4 Leadership Award”

Governor Scott Walker Seeks Nominations for the 33rd Annual Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award
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Governor Scott Walker Seeks Nominations for the 33rd Annual Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award

Virginia Hart was Wisconsin’s first woman to serve as a cabinet secretary.

Governor Scott Walker Issues Executive Order Barring State Agencies from Developing 111(d) Plan
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Governor Scott Walker Issues Executive Order Barring State Agencies from Developing 111(d) Plan

“Clearly, this rule exceeds the President’s authority and would place an undue burden on the Wisconsin ratepayers and manufacturers”

Governor Scott Walker Issues Statement and Executive Order Lowering Flags in Honor of Justice Antonin Scalia
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Governor Scott Walker Issues Statement and Executive Order Lowering Flags in Honor of Justice Antonin Scalia

In honor of Justice Scalia, Governor Walker issued an executive order to lower the flags of the United States and of the State of Wisconsin on Saturday, February 13 through the date of his interment.

Governor Scott Walker Announces Appointments to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Appointments to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents

The Governor of Wisconsin appoints 14 citizen members and 2 student members to serve 7-year terms and 2-year terms, respectively.

Governor Scott Walker Announces DOR Anti-Fraud Initiatives Save Taxpayers $192 Million Over Five Years
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Governor Scott Walker Announces DOR Anti-Fraud Initiatives Save Taxpayers $192 Million Over Five Years

The money saved from potential tax refund fraud during the past five tax seasons has increased by $121 million, or 170 percent over the previous five years.

Governor Scott Walker Attends NRA and Wisconsin FORCE Convention, Signs Assembly Bill 142
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Governor Scott Walker Attends NRA and Wisconsin FORCE Convention, Signs Assembly Bill 142

Wisconsin FORCE is an NRA Chartered State Association that promotes and supports the purpose and objectives of the NRA.

Governor Scott Walker Signs 21 Bills into Law
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Governor Scott Walker Signs 21 Bills into Law

Bills ranged from allowing hunters to wear blaze pink to increasing the penalty for concealing a corpse to $25,000.

Governor Scott Walker Signs Family Care Bill into Law at Rock County Courthouse
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Governor Scott Walker Signs Family Care Bill into Law at Rock County Courthouse

Wisconsinites deserve access to quality health care options, where they need it and when they need it, Governor Walker said.

Governor Scott Walker’s 2016 State of the State Address
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Governor Scott Walker’s 2016 State of the State Address

"The state of our state is strong. We are moving Wisconsin forward."

Working for Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker Announces 2020 Vision Project in State of the State Address
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Working for Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker Announces 2020 Vision Project in State of the State Address

“We need to think more about the next generation than just about the next election.”

Improving Mental Health Programs: Governor Scott Walker Highlights Initiatives in State of the State Address
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Improving Mental Health Programs: Governor Scott Walker Highlights Initiatives in State of the State Address

“The mental health of the people of Wisconsin is just as important as their physical health.”

Working for Wisconsin: Project SEARCH Prepares Youth with Disabilities for Workforce, Career Success
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Working for Wisconsin: Project SEARCH Prepares Youth with Disabilities for Workforce, Career Success

Innovative program expands under Governor Walker's workforce development agenda

Working for Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker Highlights College Affordability Legislative Package
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Working for Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker Highlights College Affordability Legislative Package

Proposals to Build on Historic Four-Year UW-System Tuition Freeze; Freeze Saved Students an Average of $6,311 Compared to Average 8.1 Percent Yearly Increases in Prior 10 Years

Working for Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker Rolls Out College Affordability Legislative Package
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Working for Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker Rolls Out College Affordability Legislative Package

Proposals to Build on Historic Four-Year UW-System Tuition Freeze; Freeze Saved Students an Average of $6,311 Compared to Average 8.1 Percent Yearly Increases in Prior 10 Years

Governor Scott Walker Announces Government Accountability Board Appointments
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Government Accountability Board Appointments

The Board is made up of six non-partisan, former state judges.

Governor Scott Walker Statement on Presidential Overreach
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Governor Scott Walker Statement on Presidential Overreach

I have asked the Attorney General to review this proposed rule language as soon as it is made available

Governor Scott Walker Appoints Yash Wadhwa as Commissioner of Railroads
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Governor Scott Walker Appoints Yash Wadhwa as Commissioner of Railroads

Wadhwa has over 44 years of consulting experience in numerous engineering fields including civil, environmental, and transportation engineering.

Governor Scott Walker Requests Joint Session of the Legislature for 2016 State of the State Address
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Governor Scott Walker Requests Joint Session of the Legislature for 2016 State of the State Address

A copy of Governor Walker’s formal request to the Wisconsin State Legislature is attached.

A Holiday Message from Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker
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A Holiday Message from Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker

Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker released the following holiday video message today wishing a Merry Christmas and a safe and Happy New Year to the people of Wisconsin.

Governor Scott Walker Signs 10 Bills into Law
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Governor Scott Walker Signs 10 Bills into Law

Including Assembly Bill 387 which repeals and recreates Chapter 11 of the Wisconsin statutes relating to campaign finance.

Governor Scott Walker Celebrates Hoan Bridge Project Completion, Participates in Lakefront Gateway Project Groundbreaking Ceremony
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Governor Scott Walker Celebrates Hoan Bridge Project Completion, Participates in Lakefront Gateway Project Groundbreaking Ceremony

Governor Scott Walker joined local leaders in Milwaukee today to celebrate both the completion of the Hoan Bridge Project as well as the beginning of the Lakefront Gateway Project.

Governor Scott Walker Appoints Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
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Governor Scott Walker Appoints Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge

Governor Walker appointed Paul Rifelj to Branch 31 of the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.

Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker Host Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Executive Residence
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Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker Host Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Executive Residence

Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker kicked off the holiday season today by lighting the Christmas Tree at the Executive Residence.

Governor Scott Walker Attends USS Milwaukee Commissioning Ceremony
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Governor Scott Walker Attends USS Milwaukee Commissioning Ceremony

Governor Scott Walker provided remarks this afternoon at the USS Milwaukee Commissioning Ceremony, held at Veterans Park in Milwaukee.

Governor Scott Walker Announces Over 49,300 Winter Items Donated to Wisconsin Charities Over 4 Years
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Over 49,300 Winter Items Donated to Wisconsin Charities Over 4 Years

Governor Walker joins tourism industry to support “Big Bundle Up” campaign for fifth year

Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on Federal Syrian Refugee Resettlement Program
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Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on Federal Syrian Refugee Resettlement Program

"Furthermore, I am opposed to recently introduced legislation encouraging the state to accept Syrian refugees in Wisconsin."

Governor Scott Walker Signs 49 Bills Into Law
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Governor Scott Walker Signs 49 Bills Into Law

Governor Scott Walker signed 49 bills into law today at the Wisconsin State Capitol.

Governor Scott Walker Releases Veterans Day Statement
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Governor Scott Walker Releases Veterans Day Statement

Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today in honor of Veterans Day

Governor Scott Walker Speaks at the 2015 YPSummit
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Governor Scott Walker Speaks at the 2015 YPSummit

Governor Scott Walker delivered remarks at the 2015 YPSummit in Milwaukee today.

Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement Regarding First Meeting of the Commission on Government Reform, Efficiency, and Performance
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Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement Regarding First Meeting of the Commission on Government Reform, Efficiency, and Performance

Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today regarding the first meeting of the Commission on Government Reform, Efficiency, and Performance.

Governor Scott Walker Creates Commission on Government Reform, Efficiency, and Performance
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Governor Scott Walker Creates Commission on Government Reform, Efficiency, and Performance

Commission will focus on continual improvement making government more effective, more efficient, and more accountable to the public

Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on Wisconsin Joining Lawsuit Challenging 111(b) Rule
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Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on Wisconsin Joining Lawsuit Challenging 111(b) Rule

Governor Scott Walker today released the following statement regarding the Attorney General’s office joining a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 111(b) rule.

Governor Scott Walker Approves Agency Rule Relating to Entitlement Reform
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Governor Scott Walker Approves Agency Rule Relating to Entitlement Reform

Allows DCF to move forward with implementation of drug testing requirement

Governor Scott Walker Attends Marketplace 2015 Conference
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Governor Scott Walker Attends Marketplace 2015 Conference

Governor Scott Walker joined local business leaders and representatives today in Milwaukee at Marketplace 2015, the Governor’s 34th Annual Conference on Minority Business Development.

Governor Scott Walker Appoints District I Court of Appeals Judge
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Governor Scott Walker Appoints District I Court of Appeals Judge

Today Governor Scott Walker is announcing the appointment of Judge William W. Brash, III to the Court of Appeals.

Governor Scott Walker Participates in 3rd Annual Cyber Security Summit
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Governor Scott Walker Participates in 3rd Annual Cyber Security Summit

Governor Scott Walker joined cyber security experts today at Marquette University to discuss new cyber security challenges for the state of Wisconsin

Governor Scott Walker Unveils “The Big Cheese”
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Governor Scott Walker Unveils “The Big Cheese”

Megabus.com joins Governor Walker in the unveiling Wisconsin-themed bus

Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on Wisconsin Joining Lawsuit Challenging 111(d) Rule
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Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on Wisconsin Joining Lawsuit Challenging 111(d) Rule

Governor Scott Walker today released the following statement regarding the Attorney General’s announcement that Wisconsin is joining a lawsuit challenging the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) final rule.

Governor Scott Walker Attends Freshwater Plaza Groundbreaking Ceremony
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Governor Scott Walker Attends Freshwater Plaza Groundbreaking Ceremony

Freshwater Plaza is a mixed-use development that is located in the Fifth Ward and Walker’s Point neighborhood area.

Governor Scott Walker Delivers Remarks at Manufacturing First Expo and Conference
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Governor Scott Walker Delivers Remarks at Manufacturing First Expo and Conference

Governor Scott Walker spoke today at the 5th Annual Manufacturing First Expo and Conference.

Governor Scott Walker Signs Senate Bill 236 Into Law
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Governor Scott Walker Signs Senate Bill 236 Into Law

The bill relates to temporary alcohol beverage retail licenses.

Governor Scott Walker Seeks Applicants for Milwaukee County Judicial Vacancy
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Governor Scott Walker Seeks Applicants for Milwaukee County Judicial Vacancy

Governor Scott Walker announced today he is seeking applicants for appointment to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court.

Governor Scott Walker Speaks at 2015 State of Wisconsin Business Luncheon
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Governor Scott Walker Speaks at 2015 State of Wisconsin Business Luncheon

Governor Scott Walker spoke to job creators at the Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce (WMC) State of Wisconsin Business Luncheon in Madison today.

Governor Scott Walker Holds Press Conference Regarding Wisconsin Department of Transportation Contingent Bonding Request in Neenah
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Governor Scott Walker Holds Press Conference Regarding Wisconsin Department of Transportation Contingent Bonding Request in Neenah

Governor Scott Walker held a press conference today in Neenah regarding the request by the Wisconsin Department of Transportation

Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on Decision to Stay the EPA’s Waters of the United States Rule
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Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on Decision to Stay the EPA’s Waters of the United States Rule

In June, Wisconsin joined one of the many lawsuits that have been filed challenging this rule.

Governor Scott Walker Announces Workplace Wellness Program Grants Available to Small Businesses
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Workplace Wellness Program Grants Available to Small Businesses

Governor Scott Walker announced today that Workplace Wellness Program grants of up to $15,000 are now available to Wisconsin businesses with 50 or fewer employees.

Governor Scott Walker Announces 2015 Christmas Tree Theme: Wisconsin Sports
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Governor Scott Walker Announces 2015 Christmas Tree Theme: Wisconsin Sports

Today, Governor Scott Walker began accepting applications to decorate Wisconsin’s 2015 National Christmas Tree Display.

Governor Scott Walker Seeks Applicants for the Wisconsin Supreme Court
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Governor Scott Walker Seeks Applicants for the Wisconsin Supreme Court

Governor Scott Walker announced today he is seeking applicants for appointment to the Wisconsin Supreme Court.

Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on Recruitment and Retention Reforms
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Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on Recruitment and Retention Reforms

Governor Scott Walker today released the following statement regarding recruitment and retention reform legislation to be introduced by Senator Roger Roth and Representative Jim Steineke

Governor Scott Walker Requests Nominations for 1st Annual Wisconsin Job Honor Award
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Governor Scott Walker Requests Nominations for 1st Annual Wisconsin Job Honor Award

Nomination period runs through October 15, 2015

Governor Scott Walker Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks
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Governor Scott Walker Orders Flags Lowered in Honor of Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks

Governor Scott Walker issued Executive Order #176 today ordering the Flag of the United States of America and the Flag of the State of Wisconsin be flown at half-staff in memory of state Supreme Court Justice N. Patrick Crooks.

Governor Scott Walker Announces Three Appointments to Wisconsin Center District Board
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Three Appointments to Wisconsin Center District Board

Today, Governor Scott Walker announced three appointments to the Wisconsin Center District Board.

Governor Scott Walker Approves Scope Statements Relating to Entitlement Reform
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Governor Scott Walker Approves Scope Statements Relating to Entitlement Reform

Allows state agencies to begin implementation of drug testing requirement

Governor Scott Walker Appoints Mark Hogan as Chief Executive Officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)
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Governor Scott Walker Appoints Mark Hogan as Chief Executive Officer of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)

“I am honored to join the team at WEDC, and look forward to putting my experience to work for the people of Wisconsin,” Hogan said.

Governor Scott Walker Proclaims September as Workforce Development Month
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Governor Scott Walker Proclaims September as Workforce Development Month

Throughout the month of September, DWD leaders and regional workforce partners will recognize Workforce Development Month through a variety of events.

Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement Congratulating Oshkosh Corporation
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Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement Congratulating Oshkosh Corporation

"On behalf of the State of Wisconsin, I congratulate them on being awarded the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle contract by the U.S. Army. "

Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on WEDC CEO Retirement Announcement
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Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on WEDC CEO Retirement Announcement

"Reed has overseen a transformational period at WEDC with a steady hand."

Governor Scott Walker Appoints Milwaukee County Judge
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Governor Scott Walker Appoints Milwaukee County Judge

Throughout her career, Havas has distinguished herself as a leader in the legal community.

Governor Scott Walker Announces Administrative Staff Promotions
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Administrative Staff Promotions

Current Chief of Staff Eric Schutt is leaving the administration to pursue other opportunities and to spend more time with family.

Governor Scott Walker, DWD Secretary Newson Announce $2.2 Million in Youth Apprenticeship Grant Awards
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Governor Scott Walker, DWD Secretary Newson Announce $2.2 Million in Youth Apprenticeship Grant Awards

The graduation rate for eligible youth apprentices was 84% last year.

ICYMI: Milwaukee, San Francisco Rank High in Manufacturing Job Growth
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ICYMI: Milwaukee, San Francisco Rank High in Manufacturing Job Growth

Industry Week reports on analysis by Wanted Analytics

Governor Scott Walker Signs Senate Bill 209, Relating to Milwaukee Bucks Arena
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Governor Scott Walker Signs Senate Bill 209, Relating to Milwaukee Bucks Arena

Senate Bill 209 – relates to the appropriation of funds to construct a sports and entertainment arena and related facilities in Milwaukee.

Governor Scott Walker Signs Senate Bill 40
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Governor Scott Walker Signs Senate Bill 40

Governor Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 40 into law.

Governor Scott Walker Seeks Local Applications for Increased Broadband Grants
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Governor Scott Walker Seeks Local Applications for Increased Broadband Grants

Governor Scott Walker announced the state Public Service Commission is now accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2016 Broadband Expansion Grants.

Governor Scott Walker Statement on EPA’s Final Rule
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Governor Scott Walker Statement on EPA’s Final Rule

"Yet again, President Obama is taking unilateral action and overstepping the limits of his authority to pursue a political agenda."

Governor Scott Walker Announces Special Election for 99th Assembly District
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Special Election for 99th Assembly District

Governor Scott Walker today announced a special election for the 99th Assembly District.

Governor Scott Walker Announces Administration Staff Changes
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Administration Staff Changes

Governor Scott Walker announced the following administrative staff changes today.

Governor Scott Walker Issues Executive Order to Arm Wisconsin National Guard
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Governor Scott Walker Issues Executive Order to Arm Wisconsin National Guard

Governor Scott Walker today issued Executive Order #168 allowing Wisconsin National Guard members to carry weapons while on duty.

Governor Scott Walker Signs Three Bills Into Law
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Governor Scott Walker Signs Three Bills Into Law

Madison – Governor Scott Walker signed three bills into law today at Fox Valley Technical College in Oshkosh.

Op-Ed: Freedom and Prosperity for All
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Freedom and Prosperity for All

That's what the newly signed budget will bring us, says Wisconsin's governor.

Governor Scott Walker Signs 2015-2017 State Budget, Lowers Property Taxes Again
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Governor Scott Walker Signs 2015-2017 State Budget, Lowers Property Taxes Again

Today, Governor Scott Walker signed the 2015-2017 State Budget into law, keeping his promise to lower the tax burden for the hardworking taxpayers of Wisconsin.

Governor Scott Walker and Legislative Leaders Make Statement on Government Transparency
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Governor Scott Walker and Legislative Leaders Make Statement on Government Transparency

Governor Scott Walker, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, and the Joint Finance Committee Co-Chairs, Senator Alberta Darling and Representative John Nygren, released the following statement

Governor Scott Walker Attends 2015 Water Summit in Milwaukee
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Governor Scott Walker Attends 2015 Water Summit in Milwaukee

Today, Governor Scott Walker attended the 2015 Water Summit, a two-day conference attracting water technology companies, universities, governments, water utilities, NGOs, and investors from across the globe.

Governor Scott Walker Signs Senate Bill 164 Into Law
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Governor Scott Walker Signs Senate Bill 164 Into Law

Governor Scott Walker today signed Senate Bill 164 into law at the State Capitol, which allows nonresident veterans and their family members to pay resident tuition at technical colleges in Wisconsin.

Governor Walker, Wisconsin Delegation Return from Canadian Business Development Mission
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Governor Walker, Wisconsin Delegation Return from Canadian Business Development Mission

State officials build relationships to encourage business growth in Wisconsin

Governor Scott Walker Touts Wisconsin’s Pro-Business Climate to Canadian Business Leaders
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Governor Scott Walker Touts Wisconsin’s Pro-Business Climate to Canadian Business Leaders

Governor meets with executives to make the case for investing in Wisconsin

Governor Scott Walker Attends 2015 Governors and Premiers Leadership Summit, Meets with Government Leaders in Canada
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Governor Scott Walker Attends 2015 Governors and Premiers Leadership Summit, Meets with Government Leaders in Canada

Governor Scott Walker attended and spoke at the 2015 Leadership Summit of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers.

Cheaper to Keep Them: State and Local Arena Plan
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Cheaper to Keep Them: State and Local Arena Plan

For every dollar the state invests, state taxpayers will get a $3 return through income tax revenue

Building Commission Approves Projects
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Building Commission Approves Projects

Today, the State of Wisconsin Building Commission approved several key projects across the state.

Governor Scott Walker Announces Appointment of James Langnes III to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Appointment of James Langnes III to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents

Governor Scott Walker announced today the appointment of James Langnes III to the University of Wisconsin (UW) System Board of Regents.

Governor Scott Walker Announces Several Appointments
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Several Appointments

Governor Scott Walker announced several appointments today, including Andrew “Drew” Peterson and Michael M. Grebe to the University of Wisconsin (UW) System Board of Regents; Julie Anderson and Dr. Frederick Prehn to the Natural Resources Board

Governor Scott Walker Announces $1 Billion Increase in Wisconsin Tourism Activity in 2014
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Governor Scott Walker Announces $1 Billion Increase in Wisconsin Tourism Activity in 2014

Tourism economy up 5.5 percent; Survey shows tourism advertising and travel generates positive perceptions of state

Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on Voter ID
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Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on Voter ID

Governor Scott Walker released the following statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to reject a challenge to the Voter ID law.

Governor Scott Walker Announces Administration Staff Change
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Administration Staff Change

Governor Scott Walker announced Kurt Thiede as the new Deputy Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Governor Scott Walker Signs Freedom to Work Legislation
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Governor Scott Walker Signs Freedom to Work Legislation

New law makes Wisconsin 25th state to give workers power to choose

Governor Scott Walker Announces Administrative Appointments
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Administrative Appointments

Today, Governor Scott Walker announced the following administrative appointments:

Milwaukee Among Nation’s Top Cities for Manufacturing
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Milwaukee Among Nation’s Top Cities for Manufacturing

Chief Executive Magazine lists Milwaukee as a top city for “Growing Your Manufacturing Business”

Governor Scott Walker Announces Administration Staff Changes
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Administration Staff Changes

Today, Governor Scott Walker announced the following administrative staff changes

Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on the Proposed University of Wisconsin System Reforms
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Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on the Proposed University of Wisconsin System Reforms

Today, Governor Scott Walker released the following statement on the process of developing the proposed reforms in his budget proposal focused on creating a stronger University of Wisconsin System.

Governor Scott Walker Announces “Pay Their Way” Plan for Milwaukee Bucks Arena
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Governor Scott Walker Announces “Pay Their Way” Plan for Milwaukee Bucks Arena

Governor Scott Walker today announced a first-of-its-kind “Pay Their Way” plan to grow the economy and protect state taxpayers from the loss of current and future tax revenue generated by the Milwaukee Bucks.

Governor Scott Walker Announces Non-Concurrence with Bureau of Indian Affairs on Kenosha Casino
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Non-Concurrence with Bureau of Indian Affairs on Kenosha Casino

Today, Governor Scott Walker informed the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) at the Department of Interior (DOI) of his non-concurrence with their determination on the proposed casino project.