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Governor Walker Visits Foxconn Construction Site to Discuss New Opportunities for Wisconsin Workers
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Governor Walker Visits Foxconn Construction Site to Discuss New Opportunities for Wisconsin Workers

"Opportunities are available for Wisconsinites from all over the state, with any experience level, to take advantage of Foxconn’s historic investment/"

Governor Scott Walker Announces Appointments to the Council on Tourism
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Appointments to the Council on Tourism

"Tourism in Wisconsin is booming because we have family fun in every corner of the state and because of the great people who work hard to promote our state."

Governor Walker Appoints Andrew Jones to Serve on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court
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Governor Walker Appoints Andrew Jones to Serve on the Milwaukee County Circuit Court

Andrew Jones is a partner in the Milwaukee office of Husch Blackwell LLP.

JULY JOBS: Wisconsin Adds 9,100 Private Sector Jobs, Unemployment Remains Below 3.0% for a Record Six Straight Months
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JULY JOBS: Wisconsin Adds 9,100 Private Sector Jobs, Unemployment Remains Below 3.0% for a Record Six Straight Months

Wisconsin added 9,100 private-sector jobs from June 2018 to July 2018, and 2,500 manufacturing jobs.

Oshkosh Corporation’s New 190,000-Square-Foot Global Headquarters, Expansion of its Defense Business Receive Support from WEDC, WisDOT
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Oshkosh Corporation’s New 190,000-Square-Foot Global Headquarters, Expansion of its Defense Business Receive Support from WEDC, WisDOT

Tax credits, grant will aid company as it builds a new global headquarters that will house up to 650 employees

Governor Walker Announces the Toro Company Expanding in Tomah, Creating 35 New Jobs
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Governor Walker Announces the Toro Company Expanding in Tomah, Creating 35 New Jobs

Worldwide leader in outdoor maintenance equipment increasing capacity in Monroe County

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff Honoring Army Sgt. 1st Class R. Lloyd Ketchum
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Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff Honoring Army Sgt. 1st Class R. Lloyd Ketchum

Ketchum will be laid to rest on Tuesday, August 14, 2018 in Superior.

Governor Walker Announces Federal Disaster Declaration for June Flooding in Northwestern Wisconsin
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Governor Walker Announces Federal Disaster Declaration for June Flooding in Northwestern Wisconsin

Heavy rains caused flash flooding and several rivers to rise to major flood stage.

Building Commission Approves $5 Million for Brown County STEM Innovation Center
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Building Commission Approves $5 Million for Brown County STEM Innovation Center

New structure to replace Eagle Tower at Peninsula State Park also approved

Governor Walker Calls on Legislature to Pass Bill Naming Newly Constructed I-41/U.S. 10/ WIS 441 Interchange in Honor of Michael G. Ellis
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Governor Walker Calls on Legislature to Pass Bill Naming Newly Constructed I-41/U.S. 10/ WIS 441 Interchange in Honor of Michael G. Ellis

Mike Ellis served the State of Wisconsin over the course of five decades.

Governor Walker Announces Initiative to Help Small Contractors Compete for Wisconn Valley Construction Work
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Governor Walker Announces Initiative to Help Small Contractors Compete for Wisconn Valley Construction Work

Two capacity-building sessions targeting smaller contractors will be held in Milwaukee and Racine in August.

Governor Walker Encourages Wisconsinites and Midwestern Neighbors to Take Advantage of First Ever Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday
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Governor Walker Encourages Wisconsinites and Midwestern Neighbors to Take Advantage of First Ever Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday

The Sales Tax Holiday overall is estimated to save Wisconsin families a total of $14.8 million from August 1 – 5, 2018.

Wisconsin Receives National Award for Economic Development
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Wisconsin Receives National Award for Economic Development

Wisconsin one of just five states to earn Gold Shovel Award from Area Development magazine

Governor Walker Encourages Families to Take Advantage of Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday August 1-5
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Governor Walker Encourages Families to Take Advantage of Back-To-School Sales Tax Holiday August 1-5

Holiday comes on top of $100-Per-Child Tax Rebate

Midwest Paper Group Committed to Hiring Up to 321 Jobs, $30 Million Investment to Reconfigure the Former Appleton Coated Paper Mill in Outagamie CountyGovernor Walker announces $1.8 million in state tax credits to support job creation in the Fox Valley
PDMP Report Shows Continued Decline in Controlled Substances Dispensed
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PDMP Report Shows Continued Decline in Controlled Substances Dispensed

29.7% Decrease in Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed Since Quarter 1 2015

Governor Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker Host 26th Annual Gift of Life Medal Ceremony
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Governor Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker Host 26th Annual Gift of Life Medal Ceremony

600 lives saved by organ donations in 2017

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff Honoring the Life of Milwaukee Police Department Officer Michael Michalski
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Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff Honoring the Life of Milwaukee Police Department Officer Michael Michalski

"Our hearts go out to his family and the entire Milwaukee Police Department family."

Governor Walker Releases Statement on Kimberly-Clark, United Steelworkers Agreement
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on Kimberly-Clark, United Steelworkers Agreement

"The agreement reached between Kimberly-Clark and the United Steelworkers is outstanding news..."

Governor Walker Declares State of Emergency for Sun Prairie and Dane County
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Governor Walker Declares State of Emergency for Sun Prairie and Dane County

"My thoughts and prayers continue with the people of Sun Prairie."

Governor Walker Statement on the Passing of Former State Senate President Mike Ellis
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Governor Walker Statement on the Passing of Former State Senate President Mike Ellis

"Tonette and I are saddened to hear of the passing of Senator Mike Ellis."

June Jobs Report: 5th Consecutive Month of Unemployment Under 3 Percent, New Record Highs Set for Employment, Labor Force
Governor Walker Administration Awards More Than $26 Million for Lead Service Line Replacement in 42 Wisconsin Communities
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Governor Walker Administration Awards More Than $26 Million for Lead Service Line Replacement in 42 Wisconsin Communities

"The health and well-being of our citizens is a top priority."

Governor Walker Attends Opening of Farm Discovery Center
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Governor Walker Attends Opening of Farm Discovery Center

Highlights the importance of Wisconsin agriculture

Governor Walker Announces $8 Million in Funding to Address Transportation Needs of Wisconsin Workers
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Governor Walker Announces $8 Million in Funding to Address Transportation Needs of Wisconsin Workers

The program will be funded by the Wisconsin Departments of Workforce Development and Transportation.

Wisconsin’s Foxconn Bonus: Foxconn to Expand Wisconn Valley Innovation Network with New Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley in Downtown Eau Claire
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Wisconsin’s Foxconn Bonus: Foxconn to Expand Wisconn Valley Innovation Network with New Foxconn Place Chippewa Valley in Downtown Eau Claire

Company to purchase six-story building and space at Haymarket Landing to grow footprint of its Wisconn Valley technology and talent hub across west-central Wisconsin

$32 Million Milwaukee Tool Expansion Project Receives Support from WEDC; Company to Create 350 New Jobs
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$32 Million Milwaukee Tool Expansion Project Receives Support from WEDC; Company to Create 350 New Jobs

Governor joins local and regional officials at groundbreaking for company’s new R&D facility

Governor Walker Announces Five Additional Contractor Information Sessions for Businesses Interested in Foxconn Construction Work
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Governor Walker Announces Five Additional Contractor Information Sessions for Businesses Interested in Foxconn Construction Work

Second round of meetings to focus on opportunities connected to construction of advanced display manufacturing buildings

Governor Walker Discusses Wisconsin’s Booming Economy at Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce
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Governor Walker Discusses Wisconsin’s Booming Economy at Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce

“Wisconsin is ready to win the 21st century.”

Governor Walker Statement on Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court
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Governor Walker Statement on Nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court

"Brett Kavanaugh is an excellent nominee to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court."

Governor Walker Announces $500,000 State Grant to Support Redevelopment of Former Dog Track in Hudson
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Governor Walker Announces $500,000 State Grant to Support Redevelopment of Former Dog Track in Hudson

WEDC funds will help fund demolition of area to make way for future mixed-use development and new baseball stadium

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff for Victims of the Capital Gazette Shooting in Annapolis, Maryland
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Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff for Victims of the Capital Gazette Shooting in Annapolis, Maryland

Beginning today and ending at sunset on Tuesday, July 3, 2018.

Governor Walker Announces $500,000 State Grant to Support Redevelopment of Former National Envelope Corporation Site
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Governor Walker Announces $500,000 State Grant to Support Redevelopment of Former National Envelope Corporation Site

WEDC grant will help fund demolition of area to make way for new commercial center

Governor Walker Celebrates Wisconsin Winning the First LCD Manufacturing Facility in North America Foxconn breaks ground on $10 billion investment
Governor Walker Joins Air Wisconsin to Announce $8 Million Expansion at Appleton International Airport
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Governor Walker Joins Air Wisconsin to Announce $8 Million Expansion at Appleton International Airport

Facility will bring 80 new high-skill aircraft jobs to the Fox Valley

Governor Walker Announces $500,000 Workforce Training Grant to Support Great Lakes Cheese Expansion in Wausau
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Governor Walker Announces $500,000 Workforce Training Grant to Support Great Lakes Cheese Expansion in Wausau

Governor marks Wisconsin Cheese Day by awarding WEDC grant that will assist company with training its workers in new $95 million cheese packaging plant in Wausau

Governor Walker Announces $200,000 Grant to the Center for Dairy Research to Support Entrepreneurship Program
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Governor Walker Announces $200,000 Grant to the Center for Dairy Research to Support Entrepreneurship Program

Governor marks Wisconsin Cheese Day by awarding WEDC grant that will support program that assists companies in development of new dairy technologies

Governor Walker Participates in Ribbon Cutting for DuraTech Industries’ $7.5 Million Expansion Project
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Governor Walker Participates in Ribbon Cutting for DuraTech Industries’ $7.5 Million Expansion Project

Expanded facility expected to create up to 125 new jobs

Nelson-Jameson, Inc. Expands Operations in Marshfield
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Nelson-Jameson, Inc. Expands Operations in Marshfield

Company expects to create 37 jobs

Governor Walker Announces Plan to Name Future Milwaukee State Office Building After Vel Phillips, Civil Rights Pioneer & Former Wisconsin Secretary of State
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Governor Walker Announces Plan to Name Future Milwaukee State Office Building After Vel Phillips, Civil Rights Pioneer & Former Wisconsin Secretary of State

The new building will replace the current Milwaukee State Office Building at 6th and Wells Street.

Governor Walker Encourages Wisconsin’s Hardworking Families to Apply for $100 Child Tax Rebate
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Governor Walker Encourages Wisconsin’s Hardworking Families to Apply for $100 Child Tax Rebate

Deadline for claiming the child tax rebate is July 2, 2018

Governor Walker Announces Child Care Subsidy Rate Increases
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Governor Walker Announces Child Care Subsidy Rate Increases

"For Wisconsin to continue to thrive, we need to continue to remove barriers to work."

Governor Walker, Green Bay Packaging Inc. Announce $500 Million Expansion
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Governor Walker, Green Bay Packaging Inc. Announce $500 Million Expansion

Company to build new recycled paper mill, expand shipping container division for project expected to create at least 200 jobs statewide

Governor Walker Attends Kikkoman Corporation’s 45th Anniversary Celebration of Operation in Wisconsin
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Governor Walker Attends Kikkoman Corporation’s 45th Anniversary Celebration of Operation in Wisconsin

Governor Walker has also proclaimed today as “Kikkoman Day” in honor of their 45th Anniversary

Building Commission Approves Projects
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Building Commission Approves Projects

"The projects that the State Building Commission approved today will maintain and strengthen the delivery of important services and resources to the public."

Governor Walker Highlights State’s Growing Economy, Workforce Development Investments at Milwaukee 7 Economic Development Forum
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Governor Walker Highlights State’s Growing Economy, Workforce Development Investments at Milwaukee 7 Economic Development Forum

$365 million invested in worker training under Governor Walker

Governor Walker Celebrates Wisconsin’s Dairy Industry, Declares June “Dairy Month” Across Wisconsin
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Governor Walker Celebrates Wisconsin’s Dairy Industry, Declares June “Dairy Month” Across Wisconsin

Dairy industry contributes $43.4 billion to Wisconsin’s economy each year

Governor Announces Winner of the 35th Annual Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award
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Governor Announces Winner of the 35th Annual Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award

Ms. Stanford Taylor was honored at a ceremony in the Senate Parlor at the State Capitol this afternoon.

Governor Walker Announces Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Surpasses $1.65 Billion, a Near-Reversal of the Lowest Point of $1.68 Billion Deficit
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Governor Walker Announces Wisconsin Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Surpasses $1.65 Billion, a Near-Reversal of the Lowest Point of $1.68 Billion Deficit

Total estimated UI tax savings up to nearly $700 million since 2013, saving money for tens of thousands of WI businesses

Governor Walker Announces More Than $76 Million for Local Bridge Projects
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Governor Walker Announces More Than $76 Million for Local Bridge Projects

The Local Bridge Program was established to rehabilitate and replace, on a cost-shared basis, the most seriously deteriorating existing local bridges on Wisconsin’s local highway system.

Governor Walker Appoints Cathy Jess to Serve as Secretary of the Department of Corrections, Thanks Jon Litscher for His Many Years of Service to Wisconsin
Governor Walker Awards $7.8 Million for Broadband Infrastructure Upgrades to 252 School Districts
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Governor Walker Awards $7.8 Million for Broadband Infrastructure Upgrades to 252 School Districts

Through an application process, grants for fiscal year 2018 were available to eligible school districts with 16 or fewer students per square mile.

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff Following Tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas
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Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff Following Tragedy in Santa Fe, Texas

Governor has ordered that the flag of the United States and the flag of the State of Wisconsin be flown at half-staff at all state facilities.

2.8 Percent: Wisconsin Achieves New All-Time Low Unemployment Rate Under Governor Walker
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2.8 Percent: Wisconsin Achieves New All-Time Low Unemployment Rate Under Governor Walker

“Wisconsin is ready to win the 21st century.” – Governor Walker

Governor Walker Announces 10% Drop in Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed Over the Past Year
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Governor Walker Announces 10% Drop in Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed Over the Past Year

New report highlights continued decline in controlled substances dispensed over last year

Governor Walker Announces Launch of ChildTaxRebate.wi.gov $100-Per-Child Tax Rebate Application for Wisconsin Families
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Governor Walker Announces Launch of ChildTaxRebate.wi.gov $100-Per-Child Tax Rebate Application for Wisconsin Families

Eligible Wisconsinites can claim their $100-per-child tax rebate from May 15 – July 2, 2018

Governor Walker Rides into VISIT Milwaukee Annual Meeting on 2018 Harley-Davidson Road King to Highlight Wisconsin’s Growing Tourism Industry
Governor Walker Calls for More Public Land for Hunting and Fishing at the 84th Annual Convention of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress
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Governor Walker Calls for More Public Land for Hunting and Fishing at the 84th Annual Convention of the Wisconsin Conservation Congress

"There are approximately 7.4 million acres of land open to the public for recreation in the state and our administration continues to look for opportunities to increase the amount of land available for public use."

Governor Walker Delivers Remarks at Greater Milwaukee Law Enforcement Memorial Honoring Fallen Officers
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Governor Walker Delivers Remarks at Greater Milwaukee Law Enforcement Memorial Honoring Fallen Officers

"Milwaukee law enforcement officers, and officers all over Wisconsin, work every day to make our communities safe."

Governor Walker Announces 2018 Governor’s Export Achievement Award Winners
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Governor Walker Announces 2018 Governor’s Export Achievement Award Winners

Gehl Foods, Carnivore Meat Co., Optimum Vehicle Logistics honored for exporting excellence

Governor Walker Joins Mayo Clinic Health System to Announce Psychiatry Residency Program Expansion
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Governor Walker Joins Mayo Clinic Health System to Announce Psychiatry Residency Program Expansion

Expansion helps address nationwide shortage of mental health care providers

Governor Walker Highlights State’s Booming Tourism Industry at Harley-Davidson Museum
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Governor Walker Highlights State’s Booming Tourism Industry at Harley-Davidson Museum

2018 marks 115th anniversary of Harley Davidson, 10th anniversary of Harley-Davidson Museum

Governor Walker Tours State Touting Wisconsin’s Foxconn Bonus
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Governor Walker Tours State Touting Wisconsin’s Foxconn Bonus

Construction Manager announces the first round of subcontractors and suppliers for Foxconn Area 1 Phase 1

Governor Scott Walker Casts a Line in Chetek for 53rd Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener
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Governor Scott Walker Casts a Line in Chetek for 53rd Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener

Sportfishing generates $2.3 billion in economic benefits and supports 22,000 jobs annually in Wisconsin.

Governor Walker Announces Additional $25 Million in Savings for 12 Highway Projects
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Governor Walker Announces Additional $25 Million in Savings for 12 Highway Projects

“We are finding critical savings that are helping improve Wisconsin’s infrastructure,” said Governor Scott Walker.

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff Honoring Marine Corporal Raymond A. Barker
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Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff Honoring Marine Corporal Raymond A. Barker

Governor Scott Walker ordered flags to half-staff on Saturday, May 5, 2018

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff Honoring former Secretary of State Vel Phillips
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Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff Honoring former Secretary of State Vel Phillips

Governor Scott Walker ordered flags to half-staff on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

Governor Walker Announces Aggressive Actions to Combat the Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease
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Governor Walker Announces Aggressive Actions to Combat the Spread of Chronic Wasting Disease

"We need to protect Wisconsin’s hunting traditions and long-standing heritage by working together to contain the spread of chronic wasting disease in deer."

Governor Walker Announces $800,000 Emergency Grant to S.S. Badger
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Governor Walker Announces $800,000 Emergency Grant to S.S. Badger

Repairs needed after severe April winter storm

22 Wisconsin School Districts Awarded Fab Lab Grants
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22 Wisconsin School Districts Awarded Fab Lab Grants

Governor Scott Walker, WEDC Secretary Mark Hogan, UW System President Ray Cross and other key leaders to award grants during statewide tour on “Fab Lab Day”

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

WEDC Secretary Hogan, Department of Revenue Secretary Chandler, UW System President Cross among those taking part in “Fab Lab Day” announcements on May 1

Governor Walker Joins Vice President Pence in Milwaukee to Talk Tax Relief for Wisconsin’s Hardworking Families
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Governor Walker Joins Vice President Pence in Milwaukee to Talk Tax Relief for Wisconsin’s Hardworking Families

"Since 2011, we have provided more than $8 billion in cumulative tax relief at the state level for Wisconsin’s hardworking families."

Newly Signed Talent Attraction Legislation to Support Future Launch of Mobile Job Center
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Newly Signed Talent Attraction Legislation to Support Future Launch of Mobile Job Center

Vehicle to be supported through $6.8 million package that Governor Walker signed this week to attract veterans, millennials and others to Wisconsin

Wisconsin Adds 8,900 Private Sector Jobs, Unemployment Rate Holds at All-Time Low 2.9% in March
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Wisconsin Adds 8,900 Private Sector Jobs, Unemployment Rate Holds at All-Time Low 2.9% in March

State sees a two-month increase of 12,600 jobs

Governor Walker Releases a Statement on the Passing of Former Wisconsin Secretary of State Vel Phillips
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Governor Walker Releases a Statement on the Passing of Former Wisconsin Secretary of State Vel Phillips

"She was a legend in Milwaukee and in Wisconsin - not only for her many firsts but for her passion."

Governor Walker: We are Getting Positive Things Done for the People of Wisconsin
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Governor Walker: We are Getting Positive Things Done for the People of Wisconsin

Governor Walker and the Legislature delivered results for the people of Wisconsin during a historic session.

Governor Walker Signs Bipartisan $100 Per-Child Tax Rebate, August Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday into Law
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Governor Walker Signs Bipartisan $100 Per-Child Tax Rebate, August Back-to-School Sales Tax Holiday into Law

Governor Walker: “This rebate and sales tax holiday help Wisconsin families with the costs of raising children.”

Governor Walker Signs Bills to Create and Expand Outdoor Recreation, Attract Talent to Wisconsin, and Improve Medical Assistance
Governor Walker Announces $7.68 million in Preliminary Broadband Expansion Grants to Connect 46 Rural Communities
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Governor Walker Announces $7.68 million in Preliminary Broadband Expansion Grants to Connect 46 Rural Communities

Governor Walker also announces application process for next round of grants

Statement on Milwaukee County Sheriff Vacancy
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Statement on Milwaukee County Sheriff Vacancy

Milwaukee County Acting Sheriff Richard Schmidt will continue to serve as acting sheriff for the remainder of Sheriff Clarke’s term ending January 7, 2019.

Governor Walker Signs Sara’s Law
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Governor Walker Signs Sara’s Law

Bill expands legal protections for guardians and attorneys in family law proceedings

Governor Walker Signs Wisconsin Works for Everyone Welfare Reform Plan
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Governor Walker Signs Wisconsin Works for Everyone Welfare Reform Plan

Welfare reform a key item on the Governor’s Ambitious Agenda for 2018

U.S. Department of Treasury Approves Governor Walker’s 120 Economic Opportunity Zone Designations
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U.S. Department of Treasury Approves Governor Walker’s 120 Economic Opportunity Zone Designations

These zones cover more than 40 counties in rural, urban, and tribal areas.

Combating the Opioid Crisis: Governor Walker Signs Bipartisan Bills on Opioids into Law
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Combating the Opioid Crisis: Governor Walker Signs Bipartisan Bills on Opioids into Law

All 30 bills signed by the Governor were created as a part of the HOPE (Heroin, Opiate, Prevention, and Education) Agenda.

Governor Walker Welcomes President Trump’s Aggressive Actions to Secure America’s Southern Border
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Governor Walker Welcomes President Trump’s Aggressive Actions to Secure America’s Southern Border

Illegal flow of drugs across southern border is a threat to Wisconsin

Supporting Wisconsin’s Children and Families: Governor Walker to Sign 11 Bills to Improve Outcomes for Children in Foster Care
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Supporting Wisconsin’s Children and Families: Governor Walker to Sign 11 Bills to Improve Outcomes for Children in Foster Care

This legislative bill package was created by the 2017 Speaker’s Task Force on Foster Care.

Governor Walker Signs Bills on Improving Family Access to High-Quality Child Care, Creating Transitional Jobs Program for Wisconsin Veterans, and Increasing Funding for Watershed Protection Grants
Governor Walker Announces $1.5 Million Available in Grants for TEACH Educational Technology Training for Teachers and Librarians
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Governor Walker Announces $1.5 Million Available in Grants for TEACH Educational Technology Training for Teachers and Librarians

School districts and libraries encouraged to apply by May 4 deadline

Governor Walker Releases Statement on the Passing of Former Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on the Passing of Former Wisconsin Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager

"She was a dedicated and passionate public servant who became the first woman elected to serve as attorney general in Wisconsin history."

Governor Walker Signs Bipartisan Juvenile Justice Reform Bill into Law
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Governor Walker Signs Bipartisan Juvenile Justice Reform Bill into Law

"We are committed to improving long-term outcomes for juveniles and staff in our correctional facilities."

Op Ed: Our Agenda for Wisconsin Is Working
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Our Agenda for Wisconsin Is Working

Low taxes, low unemployment, plus a six-year freeze on UW tuition.

Governor Walker Announces 2018 Trailblazer Awards for Women in Business
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Governor Walker Announces 2018 Trailblazer Awards for Women in Business

17 Women Business Owners from Across Wisconsin to Receive Awards

Governor Walker Calls Special Election for Senate District 1 and Assembly District 42
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Governor Walker Calls Special Election for Senate District 1 and Assembly District 42

Circulation of nomination papers for candidates may begin today, March 29, 2018

Governor Walker Welcomes Wisconsin Boy Scouts to the State Capitol to Receive Annual Report
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Governor Walker Welcomes Wisconsin Boy Scouts to the State Capitol to Receive Annual Report

"Wisconsin’s Scouts are role models in our communities, serving as an example of hard work and dedication to public service."

Governor Walker Signs $100 Million School Safety Plan into Law
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Governor Walker Signs $100 Million School Safety Plan into Law

"Our $100 million School Safety Plan will help ensure that every student, parent, and teacher feels safe at school."

Governor Walker Statement on Extraordinary Session
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Governor Walker Statement on Extraordinary Session

"It would be senseless to waste taxpayer money on special elections just weeks before voters go to the polls when the Legislature has concluded its business."

Governor Walker, ATI Announce $95 Million Expansion in Cudahy
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Governor Walker, ATI Announce $95 Million Expansion in Cudahy

Global manufacturer expected to create 125 jobs as it expands its iso-thermal forging and heat-treating capacities to meet demand from aerospace customers

2.9 Percent: Unemployment Rate Reaches an All-Time Low Under Governor Walker
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2.9 Percent: Unemployment Rate Reaches an All-Time Low Under Governor Walker

"Wisconsin is literally working as more people are employed today than ever before in our history."

Governor Walker Announces Process for Wisconsin Companies to Bid on Work Related to Foxconn Construction
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Governor Walker Announces Process for Wisconsin Companies to Bid on Work Related to Foxconn Construction

State’s Wisconn Valley website now includes details on how to connect potential subcontractors, vendors, suppliers to Construction Manager

Governor Walker Announces 120 Economic Opportunity Zone Recommendations
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Governor Walker Announces 120 Economic Opportunity Zone Recommendations

Economic Opportunity Zones present opportunity to help Wisconsin communities through private investment

No Child Should Ever Feel Unsafe at School: Governor Walker, Lt. Governor Kleefisch, and Attorney General Schimel Visit Schools to Discuss $100 Million School Safety Plan
Governor Walker Statement on the Passing of Former Wisconsin Attorney General Bronson La Follette
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Governor Walker Statement on the Passing of Former Wisconsin Attorney General Bronson La Follette

"He was a dedicated public servant for several decades."

Governor Walker Statement on the Passing of Former Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lee Holloway
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Governor Walker Statement on the Passing of Former Milwaukee County Board Chairman Lee Holloway

"Tonette and I send our prayers to the family of former Milwaukee County Board Chair Lee Holloway."

No Child Should Ever Feel Unsafe in School: Governor Walker Calls $100 million Special Session on School Safety
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No Child Should Ever Feel Unsafe in School: Governor Walker Calls $100 million Special Session on School Safety

"No child, parent, or teacher should ever have to feel unsafe in school."

Investing in Rural Wisconsin: Governor Walker Signs Bill Helping Rural Community Libraries
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Investing in Rural Wisconsin: Governor Walker Signs Bill Helping Rural Community Libraries

"We were proud to increase funding for TEACH by $22.5 million in this budget."

Governor Walker Appoints Chief of Staff Rich Zipperer to the Public Service Commission, Eric Schutt as Chief of Staff
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Governor Walker Appoints Chief of Staff Rich Zipperer to the Public Service Commission, Eric Schutt as Chief of Staff

Zipperer has served in the Governor’s Office since September 2012 and as chief of staff since September 2015.

Governor Walker: “With Trauma-Informed Care, Everyone Has a Role to Play”
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Governor Walker: “With Trauma-Informed Care, Everyone Has a Role to Play”

Proclaims May 2018 Trauma-Informed Care Awareness Month

Governor Walker Appoints Audrey Skwierawski to Serve as Milwaukee County Judge
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Governor Walker Appoints Audrey Skwierawski to Serve as Milwaukee County Judge

"Skwierawski brings to the bench over twenty years of public sector experience, the right judicial temperament, and a firm commitment to the rule of law."

Governor Walker Celebrates Sunshine Week
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Governor Walker Celebrates Sunshine Week

Governor’s Office has released more than 6.2 million pages of records in response to public records requests since 2011

Governor Walker Signs Bill Directing Additional State Funding to Rural Public Schools
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Governor Walker Signs Bill Directing Additional State Funding to Rural Public Schools

Rural school funding included in his Ambitious Agenda for 2018

Governor Scott Walker Highlights Success of Tourism Industry at Governor’s Conference on Tourism
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Governor Scott Walker Highlights Success of Tourism Industry at Governor’s Conference on Tourism

The total six-year growth of tourism activity is up more than $5.2 billion, a 35% increase since Governor Walker took office.

Statement Regarding Governor Walker’s Phone Call with U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross
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Statement Regarding Governor Walker’s Phone Call with U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross

"Governor Walker will continue to work with these and other Wisconsin companies to get relief from the negative impacts of the tariffs," said Press Secretary Amy Hasenberg.

Governor Walker Signs Assembly Bill 538 into Law
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Governor Walker Signs Assembly Bill 538 into Law

It is Act 140.

Governor Walker Stresses the Importance of Public Safety at 51st Annual Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Governor Walker Visits Wisconsin Employers in Oshkosh, Janesville that Have Expressed Concern with President Trump’s Proposed Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum
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Governor Walker Visits Wisconsin Employers in Oshkosh, Janesville that Have Expressed Concern with President Trump’s Proposed Tariffs on Steel and Aluminum

Calls on President Trump to reconsider tariffs during visits with employees at Bemis Company and Seneca Foods

Governor Walker Announces United Alloy Inc.  to Expand Operations in Janesville
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Governor Walker Announces United Alloy Inc. to Expand Operations in Janesville

Manufacturer expects to create 66 jobs with $15 million expansion project

Governor Walker Releases Statement on the Trump Administration’s Proposed Steel and Aluminum Tariffs
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on the Trump Administration’s Proposed Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

"Ironically, American companies who will feel the negative impact of the tariffs can actually move their operations to another country, such as Canada, and not face new tariffs on the sale of their products."

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 seeing Cris Peterson, Jason Plante, and Gerald Whitburn work as leaders of the University of Wisconsin System as members of the Wisconsin System Board of Regents.

Latest Report Highlights 20 Percent Decrease in Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed from 2015 to 2017
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Latest Report Highlights 20 Percent Decrease in Opioid Prescriptions Dispensed from 2015 to 2017

The report highlights that in 2017 there were 4,066,083 opioid prescriptions dispensed compared to 5,105,729 in 2015.

Governor Walker Congratulates Wisconsin Olympians Who Participated in the 2018 Winter Olympics
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Governor Walker Congratulates Wisconsin Olympians Who Participated in the 2018 Winter Olympics

Wishes 2018 Winter Paralympic Athletes Good Luck

Governor Walker: “We Want to Provide Health Care Stability and Lower Premiums for Wisconsin”
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Governor Walker: “We Want to Provide Health Care Stability and Lower Premiums for Wisconsin”

Signs State Reinsurance Program, Key Piece of Health Care Stability Plan into Law

Governor Walker Thanks Assembly for Passing Child Sales Tax Rebate and Sales Tax Holiday Legislation
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Governor Walker Thanks Assembly for Passing Child Sales Tax Rebate and Sales Tax Holiday Legislation

"We are getting positive things done for the people of Wisconsin."

South Pointe Business Park in Sparta Earns Certified In Wisconsin® Designation
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South Pointe Business Park in Sparta Earns Certified In Wisconsin® Designation

114-acre parcel becomes 18th site certified as ‘development-ready’ by Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Governor Walker Signs Leading on Lead Act into Law
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Governor Walker Signs Leading on Lead Act into Law

"The health and safety of Wisconsin families is our top priority."

Governor Walker Applauds Legislature for Passing Key Component of Health Care Stability Plan with Bipartisan Support
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Governor Walker Applauds Legislature for Passing Key Component of Health Care Stability Plan with Bipartisan Support

Health Care Stability Plan included in Governor Walker’s Ambitious Agenda for 2018

Governor Walker Thanks Legislature for Passing Wisconsin Works for Everyone Welfare Reform Bills
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Governor Walker Thanks Legislature for Passing Wisconsin Works for Everyone Welfare Reform Bills

Welfare reform package included in Governor Walker’s Ambitious Agenda for Wisconsin

Governor Walker Visits Hospitals in La Crosse and Green Bay to Promote Health Care Stability Plan
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Governor Walker Visits Hospitals in La Crosse and Green Bay to Promote Health Care Stability Plan

“Where Washington has failed, Wisconsin will step up and lead.”- Gov. Walker

Governor Walker Visits Martha Merrell’s Bookstore to Promote Child Sales Tax Rebate and Sales Tax Holiday Package
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Governor Walker Visits Martha Merrell’s Bookstore to Promote Child Sales Tax Rebate and Sales Tax Holiday Package

The proposed legislation sets a new sales tax holiday for August 4-5, 2018.

Governor Walker Joins Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation to Announce 200 New Jobs, $40 Million Capital Investment in Appleton Facility
Governor Walker Announces International Mold and Production Relocating Operations from Illinois to Wisconsin
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Governor Walker Announces International Mold and Production Relocating Operations from Illinois to Wisconsin

"Congratulations to IMAP on its decision to relocate to our great state."

Governor Walker Promotes Child Sales Tax Rebate and Sales Tax Holiday Package in Ashwaubenon
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Governor Walker Promotes Child Sales Tax Rebate and Sales Tax Holiday Package in Ashwaubenon

According to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue, the child tax credit rebate is estimated at $122.1 million in fiscal year 2018.

Governor Walker Releases Statement Following Wednesday’s Tragic Event in Florida
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Governor Walker Releases Statement Following Wednesday’s Tragic Event in Florida

"My family and I are praying for those in Florida who have been affected by this senseless tragedy..."

Governor Walker, State Officials Push to Keep Kimberly-Clark Jobs in the Fox Valley
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Governor Walker, State Officials Push to Keep Kimberly-Clark Jobs in the Fox Valley

"We are committed to fighting for Wisconsin workers and communities."

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

Ellen Nowak will begin her role as Department of Administration (DOA) secretary on Monday, March 5, 2018.

Governor Walker Honors 18 Recipients of 2017 Financial Literacy Award in Capitol Ceremony
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Governor Walker Honors 18 Recipients of 2017 Financial Literacy Award in Capitol Ceremony

"Financial literacy is an important skill for everyone to learn."

Financial Report Confirms Wisconsin Ended Last Fiscal Year with a $579 Million Surplus
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Financial Report Confirms Wisconsin Ended Last Fiscal Year with a $579 Million Surplus

Wisconsin has ended every year with a budget surplus under Governor Walker

Governor Walker Statement on Joint Committee on Finance Bipartisan Approval of Health Care Stability Plan
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Governor Walker Statement on Joint Committee on Finance Bipartisan Approval of Health Care Stability Plan

"Since Washington has failed to act, Wisconsin will lead."

Milwaukee State Office Building Plan Offers Savings for Taxpayers
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Milwaukee State Office Building Plan Offers Savings for Taxpayers

Sale of current office will spur economic development

Governor Walker Delivers Remarks on Health Care Stability Plan at Wisconsin Hospital Association Board Meeting
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Governor Walker Delivers Remarks on Health Care Stability Plan at Wisconsin Hospital Association Board Meeting

"Wisconsin is a national leader in health care quality in large part because of the work of the Wisconsin Hospital Association."

Governor Walker, Speaker Vos Agree to Tax Relief Package
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Governor Walker, Speaker Vos Agree to Tax Relief Package

Budget surplus returns to taxpayers through one-time child sales tax rebate and sales tax holiday under agreement

Wisconsin Exports Up 6% in 2017
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Wisconsin Exports Up 6% in 2017

State sets new record in exports to Mexico and China as shipments of industrial machinery, electrical machinery, vehicles, and plastics are up worldwide

Wisconsin’s Foxconn Bonus: Foxconn Purchases Building in Downtown Milwaukee from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance
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Wisconsin’s Foxconn Bonus: Foxconn Purchases Building in Downtown Milwaukee from Northwestern Mutual Life Insurance

Foxconn’s investment is above and beyond company’s commitment to $10 billion investment in Wisconsin

Governor Walker Calls for Increasing Tax Incentives for Kimberly-Clark
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Governor Walker Calls for Increasing Tax Incentives for Kimberly-Clark

Proposal would more than double amount of tax credits available to company

Governor Walker Discusses the Opioid Epidemic at Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Conference
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Governor Walker Discusses the Opioid Epidemic at Sheriffs and Deputy Sheriffs Conference

"We are working with our officers and other community leaders to continue creating and passing legislation that helps combat this crisis."

Governor Walker Highlights Unemployment, Welfare Reform
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Governor Walker Highlights Unemployment, Welfare Reform

Governor Tommy Thompson joins Governor Walker in Milwaukee, Green Bay, and La Crosse

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

Governor Scott Walker today announced the following administration staff changes

Governor Walker Announces Major Projects to be Completed One Year Ahead of Scheduled Completion
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Governor Walker Announces Major Projects to be Completed One Year Ahead of Scheduled Completion

WisDOT will be completing the I-39/90 mainline project one-year early from 2021 to 2020

Governor Scott Walker Announces Veteran Service Provider Grant Recipients
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Governor Scott Walker Announces Veteran Service Provider Grant Recipients

“It is important that we support our veterans and remember their sacrifices every day"

Governor Walker Appoints Waushara County District Attorney
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Governor Walker Appoints Waushara County District Attorney

"Anderson is a respected community leader whose experience and commitment to justice will make him an excellent District Attorney."

Nominations Sought for the 35th Annual Virginia Hart Award
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Nominations Sought for the 35th Annual Virginia Hart Award

Governor Scott Walker urges state workers to nominate women who are making a difference in state government.

The State of our State is Historically Strong
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The State of our State is Historically Strong

We are getting positive things done for the people of Wisconsin.

Governor Walker Releases Statement Thanking U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley
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Governor Walker Releases Statement Thanking U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley

“I thank Chairman Grassley for his leadership and commitment to allowing judicial nominees with sterling credentials the opportunity to be heard."

Governor Walker Proposes Health Care Stability Plan to Stabilize Premiums for Wisconsinites on Obamacare
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Governor Walker Proposes Health Care Stability Plan to Stabilize Premiums for Wisconsinites on Obamacare

"There are hardworking people across our state who are experiencing massive health care premium increases under Obamacare, and that’s unacceptable."

Governor Walker Highlights Historic K-12 Education Investments at Wisconsin Association of School Boards’ State Education Convention
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Governor Walker Highlights Historic K-12 Education Investments at Wisconsin Association of School Boards’ State Education Convention

"We increased funding by $200 per student for every school in the state this year, and we’re adding another $204 per student on top of that next year."

Governor Walker Takes Additional Action to Fight Opioid Crisis
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Governor Walker Takes Additional Action to Fight Opioid Crisis

Wisconsin continues to lead the way forward

Wisconsin Works for Everyone: Governor Walker Calls for Special Session on Welfare Reform
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Wisconsin Works for Everyone: Governor Walker Calls for Special Session on Welfare Reform

"We want to remove barriers to work and make it easier to get a job, while making sure public assistance is available for those who truly need it."

Nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau Projects State to Have $385 Million Surplus
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Nonpartisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau Projects State to Have $385 Million Surplus

Better than expected positive outlook shows Governor Walker’s reforms are working

Governor Walker Announces Wisconsin Career Creator Plan to Support Long-Term Workforce Development Needs
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Governor Walker Announces Wisconsin Career Creator Plan to Support Long-Term Workforce Development Needs

$20 million investment will improve worker training and education opportunities

Governor Walker Calls on Legislature to Pass Bipartisan Reform for Wisconsin’s Juvenile Corrections System in 2018
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Governor Walker Calls on Legislature to Pass Bipartisan Reform for Wisconsin’s Juvenile Corrections System in 2018

"We’re dedicated to improving long-term outcomes for both juveniles and our staff working at these facilities."

Governor Walker Issues Statement Commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day
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Governor Walker Issues Statement Commemorating Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

"We are a stronger and more unified people thanks to Dr. King’s powerful, resonant example."

Student Success: Governor Walker Champions Sparsity Aid and Low Revenue Ceiling Increase for Rural Schools
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Student Success: Governor Walker Champions Sparsity Aid and Low Revenue Ceiling Increase for Rural Schools

"Our top priority is driving student success and ensuring our children receive a quality education, regardless of where they live."

Governor Walker Visits Schools Across Wisconsin to Highlight Youth Apprenticeship
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Governor Walker Visits Schools Across Wisconsin to Highlight Youth Apprenticeship

"Youth Apprenticeship is a key tool for improving educational and employment opportunities for students..."

Governor Walker Honors 18 with 2017 Financial Literacy Award
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Governor Walker Honors 18 with 2017 Financial Literacy Award

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

Governor Walker Announces Plan to Provide a Long-Term Solution for Wisconsin’s Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Systems
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Governor Walker Announces Plan to Provide a Long-Term Solution for Wisconsin’s Juvenile Corrections and Treatment Systems

"Republicans and Democrats alike agree this is the way forward to reform juvenile corrections..."

Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker Wish the People of Wisconsin a Happy New Year
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Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker Wish the People of Wisconsin a Happy New Year

"Today, as individuals across the state and country gather with family and friends, we wish you and your family a blessed, happy, and healthy New Year."

Wisconsin Governor Walker, Florida Governor Scott Place Friendly Wager Over the Orange Bowl
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Wisconsin Governor Walker, Florida Governor Scott Place Friendly Wager Over the Orange Bowl

Governor Walker also declares Saturday "Wear Wisconsin Badgers Red for the Orange Bowl Day”

Governor Walker Moves to Alleviate Propane Shortage as Wisconsin Faces Extreme Winter Temperatures
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Governor Walker Moves to Alleviate Propane Shortage as Wisconsin Faces Extreme Winter Temperatures

Executive order in effect for 30-day period

Employment Surges in 2017: Wisconsin’s Workforce by the Numbers
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Employment Surges in 2017: Wisconsin’s Workforce by the Numbers

"Wisconsin is working."

Department of Revenue Analysis: Typical Family of Four in Wisconsin to See a $2,508 Tax Cut Under Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
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Department of Revenue Analysis: Typical Family of Four in Wisconsin to See a $2,508 Tax Cut Under Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

"In Wisconsin, we proved you can provide tax relief for the hardworking taxpayers and invest in your priorities at the same time."

Foxconn, Kwik Trip, Haribo Top List of Wisconsin’s 2017 Economic Development Projects
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Foxconn, Kwik Trip, Haribo Top List of Wisconsin’s 2017 Economic Development Projects

WEDC-supported projects expected to create, retain nearly 30,000 jobs across Wisconsin

Governor Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker Wish the People of Wisconsin a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
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Governor Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker Wish the People of Wisconsin a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

"We wish you all a Merry Christmas, and may you all be blessed with joy in the year ahead."

Follow Santa on Christmas Eve as He Travels Through Wisconsin
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Follow Santa on Christmas Eve as He Travels Through Wisconsin

"We want to make sure Santa has everything he needs, including current weather reports, food and water for the reindeer and extra hot cocoa, candy canes and cookies."

Governor Walker Highlights Wisconsin’s Economic Growth at La Crosse Area Development Corporation’s Annual Meeting
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Governor Walker Highlights Wisconsin’s Economic Growth at La Crosse Area Development Corporation’s Annual Meeting

"We’ve created over 42,000 private-sector jobs in the last year alone..."

Wisconsin’s 115th Fighter Wing Chosen as Preferred Candidate Base for F-35A Lightning II
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Wisconsin’s 115th Fighter Wing Chosen as Preferred Candidate Base for F-35A Lightning II

The Air Force will conduct an official environmental impact analysis and site assessment process on each of the original five candidate bases chosen beginning this winter.

Governor Walker Announces WEDC Support for New Cintas Corp. Facility in the Fox Valley
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Governor Walker Announces WEDC Support for New Cintas Corp. Facility in the Fox Valley

Project expected to create about 60 jobs in Outagamie County

Investing in Our Infrastructure: Governor Walker Announces Advancements with WIS 441 Projec
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Investing in Our Infrastructure: Governor Walker Announces Advancements with WIS 441 Projec

WIS 441 Project to be completed one year earlier than expected

Lower Property Taxes in 2018 Than 2010: Governor Walker Lauds Property Tax Relief in St. Francis
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Lower Property Taxes in 2018 Than 2010: Governor Walker Lauds Property Tax Relief in St. Francis

"For the first time since 1931, the people of Wisconsin will pay $0 for the state portion of their property taxes."

Governor Walker Discusses “If You See Something, Say Something™” Initiative and Public Safety with Law Enforcement Officials
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Governor Walker Discusses “If You See Something, Say Something™” Initiative and Public Safety with Law Enforcement Officials

The campaign encourages citizens to report suspicious behavior or activities to local law enforcement.

Governor Walker Announces $1.475 Million in Funding Awarded to Minority Business Organizations
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Governor Walker Announces $1.475 Million in Funding Awarded to Minority Business Organizations

Governor also names business liaison to help Wisconsin businesses engage with Foxconn, Haribo, and other new businesses

No State Property Tax for First Time Since 1931: Governor Walker Highlights Property Tax Relief in Eau Claire
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No State Property Tax for First Time Since 1931: Governor Walker Highlights Property Tax Relief in Eau Claire

The 2017-19 state budget eliminates the state portion of the Wisconsin property tax bill.

Building Commission Approves Projects
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Building Commission Approves Projects

"The State Building Commission approved a number of important projects today, which will positively impact Wisconsin residents"

Governor Walker Announces $15 Million Available in Grants for Rural School Districts to Upgrade Technology
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Governor Walker Announces $15 Million Available in Grants for Rural School Districts to Upgrade Technology

Fiscal year 2018 grants are available to rural school districts that have 16 or fewer students per square mile.

Governor Walker Orders Flags to Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect for Fire Lt. Kristin Ciganek-Schroeder
Governor Walker Signs “Mining for America” Bill into Law in Rhinelander
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Governor Walker Signs “Mining for America” Bill into Law in Rhinelander

This bill eliminates the “mining moratorium” on the issuance of permits for the mining of sulfide ore.

Governor Walker Signs “Dillon’s Law” at Mishicot High School, Expanding Access to EpiPens to Save Lives
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Governor Walker Signs “Dillon’s Law” at Mishicot High School, Expanding Access to EpiPens to Save Lives

"This commonsense bill makes it easier to equip the people of Wisconsin with EpiPens to help save lives."

Governor Walker Signs State Leasing Bill into Law
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Governor Walker Signs State Leasing Bill into Law

It is Act 132.

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

All application materials must be received no later than 5:00 p.m., Friday, December 29, 2017.

Governor Walker Calls on the Federal Communications Commission to Expand Broadband by Advancing Television White Space Technology
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Governor Walker Calls on the Federal Communications Commission to Expand Broadband by Advancing Television White Space Technology

The FCC is considering rules which could result in at least three white space channels in every U.S. market to provide broadband Internet.

Governor Walker Signs Bills Supporting Veterans into Law at Applied Fab & Machining in Wausau
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Governor Walker Signs Bills Supporting Veterans into Law at Applied Fab & Machining in Wausau

"The proven skills, dedication, and work ethic of our veterans and service members illustrate their key role in keeping Wisconsin’s workforce strong and successful."

Wisconsin Works for Everyone: Governor Walker Approves Drug Screening Plan for Able-Bodied Adults in the FoodShare Employment and Training Program
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Wisconsin Works for Everyone: Governor Walker Approves Drug Screening Plan for Able-Bodied Adults in the FoodShare Employment and Training Program

Legislature to review proposal aimed at helping more people to get healthy, enter workforce

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

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

Men and Women at Work: Governor Walker Announces Workforce Agenda at Future Wisconsin Summit
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Men and Women at Work: Governor Walker Announces Workforce Agenda at Future Wisconsin Summit

We will work with the Legislature to pass a bill providing $6.8 million for a targeted campaign to attract talent to Wisconsin.

Governor Walker Signs Bill Into Law Designating Richard A. Grobschmidt Memorial Bridge in Milwaukee
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Governor Walker Signs Bill Into Law Designating Richard A. Grobschmidt Memorial Bridge in Milwaukee

"Richard was a dedicated public servant who helped move Wisconsin forward for over 25 years."

Governor Walker Signs 19 Bills Into Law
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Governor Walker Signs 19 Bills Into Law

Acts 65-83.

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

"From our family to yours, we wish the people of Wisconsin a very Merry Christmas!"

Governor Walker Wishes Wisconsin Families A Happy Thanksgiving
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Governor Walker Wishes Wisconsin Families A Happy Thanksgiving

"I’m also thankful for the opportunity to serve on behalf of the people of Wisconsin as your Governor."

Kwik Trip Expansion Plans Unveiled, 300 New Jobs Expected in La Crosse Area Over the Next Five Years
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Kwik Trip Expansion Plans Unveiled, 300 New Jobs Expected in La Crosse Area Over the Next Five Years

New bakery, other capital investments part of company’s long-term growth plan

Molson Coors to Open Regional Global Business Services Center in Milwaukee
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Molson Coors to Open Regional Global Business Services Center in Milwaukee

Facility to Employ 150 at Miller Valley Campus

Governor Walker and DNR Secretary Meyer Look Forward to Wisconsin’s 2017 Deer Hunting Season
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Governor Walker and DNR Secretary Meyer Look Forward to Wisconsin’s 2017 Deer Hunting Season

"We hope all our hunters have a safe and successful hunting season this year."

Governor Walker Signs Four Sportsman Bills into Law
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Governor Walker Signs Four Sportsman Bills into Law

Assembly bills 528, 455, 323 and Senate Bill 225.

Governor Walker Calls Special Election for 10th Senate District
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Governor Walker Calls Special Election for 10th Senate District

Circulation of nomination papers for candidates may begin today, November 10.

Governor Walker, Foxconn Chairman Gou Sign Historic Agreement to Bring $10 Billion World-Class Advanced Manufacturing Campus, 13,000 Jobs to Wisconsin
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Governor Walker, Foxconn Chairman Gou Sign Historic Agreement to Bring $10 Billion World-Class Advanced Manufacturing Campus, 13,000 Jobs to Wisconsin

Agreement provides incentives to support state’s largest economic development project while protecting interests of Wisconsin taxpayers

Governor Walker Appoints Sheila Harsdorf to Serve as Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary
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Governor Walker Appoints Sheila Harsdorf to Serve as Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection Secretary

Harsdorf becomes the first woman to lead the agency in its 88-year history

Governor Walker Removes Restrictions on Propane Transporters to Alleviate Propane Shortages
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Governor Walker Removes Restrictions on Propane Transporters to Alleviate Propane Shortages

The order comes in response to propane shortages and increased wait times to obtain propane in southern Wisconsin.

Georgia Maxwell Elected Chair of the Labor and Industry Review Commission
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Georgia Maxwell Elected Chair of the Labor and Industry Review Commission

Maxwell previously served as Deputy Secretary of the Department of Workforce Development.

Governor Walker Announces Wisconsin Awarded More Than $15 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic
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Governor Walker Announces Wisconsin Awarded More Than $15 Million to Fight Opioid Epidemic

$7.6 million federal grant approved for second year

Governor Walker Signs Bill Banning Synthetic Types of Fentanyl
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Governor Walker Signs Bill Banning Synthetic Types of Fentanyl

The bill adds forms of fentanyl to the synthetic opiates category under Schedule I.

Governor Walker Announces New Water Technology Partnerships
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Governor Walker Announces New Water Technology Partnerships

The Water Council signs two agreements to increase collaboration during trade mission

Wisconsin’s Water Technology Sector Highlighted During Governor Walker’s Trade Mission to Israel
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Wisconsin’s Water Technology Sector Highlighted During Governor Walker’s Trade Mission to Israel

State water technology leaders join governor highlighting state’s strengths

Governor Walker Meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu
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Governor Walker Meets with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Discussions with key government leaders kick off trade mission

Governor Walker Invites Students to Decorate the State Capitol Christmas Tree
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Governor Walker Invites Students to Decorate the State Capitol Christmas Tree

Ornaments symbolizing the Capitol building and its 100th birthday will be displayed on the 2017 State Capitol Christmas Tree.

Governor Walker Reaffirms Support for Israel, Prohibits Discriminatory Boycotts of Israel in State Contracting
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Governor Walker Reaffirms Support for Israel, Prohibits Discriminatory Boycotts of Israel in State Contracting

"We stand firmly against discrimination in any form and we wholly support our friends in Israel."

Governor Walker, WEDC Secretary Hogan Depart Friday for Trade Mission to Israel
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Governor Walker, WEDC Secretary Hogan Depart Friday for Trade Mission to Israel

Trip to focus on attracting investment, developing partnerships in water technology sector

Governor Walker Announces DNR Forestry Headquarters Move to Rhinelander
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Governor Walker Announces DNR Forestry Headquarters Move to Rhinelander

The Chief State Forester will move to the DNR-owned facility north of Highway 29 by January 1, 2018.

Governor Walker Directs DHS to Increase Investment, Improve Access to Treatment for Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders
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Governor Walker Directs DHS to Increase Investment, Improve Access to Treatment for Mental Health, Substance Use Disorders

Behavioral health rate increase builds on historic efforts to address mental health needs and fight the opioid epidemic

Governor Walker Attends 2017 Leadership Summit of Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers Conference
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Governor Walker Attends 2017 Leadership Summit of Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers Conference

The Conference has three main focus areas, Environmental Stewardship, Economic Development, and Creating Long-Term Protections.

Wisconsin’s Bond Rating Upgraded to AA+ by Fitch Ratings
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Wisconsin’s Bond Rating Upgraded to AA+ by Fitch Ratings

Fitch notes 2011 was a “turning point” for state’s finances

Wisconsin Bond Rating Upgraded to AA+ by KBRA
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Wisconsin Bond Rating Upgraded to AA+ by KBRA

“We are focused on being good stewards of taxpayer dollars, and this upgrade is yet another confirmation that our reforms are working for Wisconsin.”

Wisconsin Building Commission Approves Key Projects
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Wisconsin Building Commission Approves Key Projects

"The State Building Commission approved a number of important projects today, which will positively impact Wisconsin residents."

Governor Walker Urges Schools to Apply for Fab Lab Grants
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Governor Walker Urges Schools to Apply for Fab Lab Grants

Deadline to seek WEDC Fabrication Laboratories grant is Dec. 14

Wisconsin Ends Fiscal Year 2017 with $579 Million Surplus
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Wisconsin Ends Fiscal Year 2017 with $579 Million Surplus

Second largest closing balance since 2000

Governor Walker to NFL: Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence
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Governor Walker to NFL: Take a Stand Against Domestic Violence

"This is an issue that can unite people across America." October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Governor Walker Releases Statement on 2018 Obamacare Individual Market Premium Increases
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Governor Walker Releases Statement on 2018 Obamacare Individual Market Premium Increases

"Obamacare is collapsing, and these huge premium increases show the law failed on its promise..."

Governor Walker Highlights Broadband Expansion Grants in Amery
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Governor Walker Highlights Broadband Expansion Grants in Amery

The Public Service Commission of Wisconsin is currently accepting applications for the grants with a due date of January 25, 2018.

Governor Walker Announces Availability of Broadband Expansion Grant
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Governor Walker Announces Availability of Broadband Expansion Grant

Applications for the Broadband Expansion Grants are due at the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin by January 25, 2018.

Governor Walker Discusses Workforce Development at MAXIMUS in Milwaukee
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Governor Walker Discusses Workforce Development at MAXIMUS in Milwaukee

"With more people working in Wisconsin than ever before, we can’t afford to have anyone on the sidelines."

Governor Walker Celebrates Manufacturing Day with Manufacturers Across Wisconsin
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Governor Walker Celebrates Manufacturing Day with Manufacturers Across Wisconsin

As of 2016, Wisconsin manufacturing constitutes nearly 20% of the state’s gross domestic product.

Governor Walker Proclaims October as Manufacturing Month Across Wisconsin
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Governor Walker Proclaims October as Manufacturing Month Across Wisconsin

In 2017, Wisconsin's unemployment rate reached a near-historic low and the number of employed Wisconsinites reached a record high.

Governor Walker Seeks Nominations for Wisconsin Women’s Council Trailblazer Awards
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Governor Walker Seeks Nominations for Wisconsin Women’s Council Trailblazer Awards

These entrepreneurs created businesses that have supported families, anchored communities, and carved a path for women business owner

Governor Walker Hosts Seventh Annual Small Business Summit, Announces Small Business Agenda
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Governor Walker Hosts Seventh Annual Small Business Summit, Announces Small Business Agenda

According to Chief Executive Magazine, Wisconsin is a top 10 state for business – up from 41st place in 2010.

Matt Moroney Named Strategic Economic Initiatives Director
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Matt Moroney Named Strategic Economic Initiatives Director

Wisconn Valley Special Session bill creates new project position at DOA focusing on economic development

Governor Walker Appoints Dan Meyer to Serve as Department of Natural Resources Secretary
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Governor Walker Appoints Dan Meyer to Serve as Department of Natural Resources Secretary

Meyer’s appointment is effective today, September 25, 2017.

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
Op Ed

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
Op Ed

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
Op Ed

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
Op Ed

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.