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Rebecca Kleefisch

Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor

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Walker Protected Polluters Who Illegally Dumped Human Waste
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Walker Protected Polluters Who Illegally Dumped Human Waste

Fourth Entry in ‘Walker’s Wisconsin’ Series

Campaign Cash: Harley Gave Generously to Republicans
Campaign Cash

Harley Gave Generously to Republicans

So did Sartori Foods. Both now hurt by Trump tariffs.

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

Act 10 Protests Ignited Mahlon Mitchell’s Political Career

Act 10 Protests Ignited Mahlon Mitchell’s Political Career

Madison firefighter hopes to harness union power to oust Walker.

Chief Won’t Name Cops Who Tased Brown

Chief Won’t Name Cops Who Tased Brown

Morales says he legally prevented from releasing names, new FPC head also cites law.

Iron Workers Union Local 8 endorses Mandela Barnes for Lieutenant Governor
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Iron Workers Union Local 8 endorses Mandela Barnes for Lieutenant Governor

Union represents Iron Workers in Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula

More Good News for the Sherman Phoenix

More Good News for the Sherman Phoenix

New project in Sherman Park gains another grant. Abele predicts success.

Milwaukee County receives $250,000 state grant to support The Sherman Phoenix entrepreneurial hub
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Milwaukee County receives $250,000 state grant to support The Sherman Phoenix entrepreneurial hub

20 businesses will occupy former bank building in Milwaukee’s Sherman Park

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

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
Campaign Cash: State Okays Park Land for Golf Course
Campaign Cash

State Okays Park Land for Golf Course

Course owner, industrialist Herbert Kohler, gave $400,000 to Walker, other Republicans.

Campaign Cash: How Americans for Prosperity Wins
Campaign Cash

How Americans for Prosperity Wins

Koch-funded group gives huge campaign donations, has gotten long list of bills passed.

WHEDA Awards Seven Milwaukee-area Projects $3.2 Million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits
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WHEDA Awards Seven Milwaukee-area Projects $3.2 Million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

31 projects expected to create more than 1,000 affordable housing units statewide

Eyes on Milwaukee: 5 City Projects Get WHEDA Tax Credits
Eyes on Milwaukee

5 City Projects Get WHEDA Tax Credits

Credits push forward projects with 311 units, more development across the city.

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

Campaign Cash: National Group Has Huge Clout in Wisconsin
Campaign Cash

National Group Has Huge Clout in Wisconsin

Virginia-based Republican State Leadership Committee spent $2.9 million to elect conservatives here.

Startup City: WEDC Gives $500,000 To Entrepreneur Groups
Startup City

WEDC Gives $500,000 To Entrepreneur Groups

Milwaukee-based BizStarts and BrightStar are two of the state grant winners.

Campaign Cash: Walker Donor Given State Park Land
Campaign Cash

Walker Donor Given State Park Land

State approves giving Herbert Kohler lakeshore parkland for his golf course.

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

Campaign Cash: Walker’s Reliance on Outside Donations
Campaign Cash

Walker’s Reliance on Outside Donations

Governor decries them, but no candidate in state is more reliant on them.

Campaign Cash: Kwik Trip Cashes in on Walker Support
Campaign Cash

Kwik Trip Cashes in on Walker Support

Convenience store chain gave Walker $90,000, got $21 million from state jobs agency.

The State of Politics: Is State Elections Process “At Risk”?
The State of Politics

Is State Elections Process “At Risk”?

Elections Commission, legislators, predict problems if staff not restored.

Campaign Cash: Mega-Donors’ Offshore Cash Backed Walker
Campaign Cash

Mega-Donors’ Offshore Cash Backed Walker

Paradise Papers show billionaire’s off-shore tax havens donated to Gov. Walker.

New $1 million initiative to support tech startups
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New $1 million initiative to support tech startups

WEDC, Invest in Wisconsin to help early-stage companies statewide

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 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.

UEDA to explore building economic, social inclusion with disability community
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UEDA to explore building economic, social inclusion with disability community

Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, Director of National Disability Institute to Keynote 16th Annual Summit

Campaign Cash: Construction Industry Has Huge Capitol Clout
Campaign Cash

Construction Industry Has Huge Capitol Clout

$11 million political in donations helps get policies to reduce safety measures in buildings.

Campaign Cash: Joint Finance Okays School Choice Expansion
Campaign Cash

Joint Finance Okays School Choice Expansion

Powerful voucher lobby, including Betsy DeVos, has spent millions to support state politicians.

Historic King Drive BID No. 8 in Milwaukee is newest Wisconsin Main Street community
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Historic King Drive BID No. 8 in Milwaukee is newest Wisconsin Main Street community

Announcement in Milwaukee with state, city, local officials was one of 12 events statewide as part of first-ever Wisconsin Main Street Day.

State leaders, local officials to celebrate downtown successes on Wisconsin Main Street Day, Aug. 22
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State leaders, local officials to celebrate downtown successes on Wisconsin Main Street Day, Aug. 22

#WIMainSt Day tour featuring Lt. Gov. Kleefisch and other leaders comes as state announces newest members of downtown revitalization program

‘Aerospace Jam’ event with Milwaukee Bucks to connect top STEM students with aerospace industry
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‘Aerospace Jam’ event with Milwaukee Bucks to connect top STEM students with aerospace industry

Students from 28 schools around the state will have an opportunity to meet with leading companies to learn about career opportunities.

Campaign Cash: Bill Has $10 Million Giveaway to Fiserv
Campaign Cash

Bill Has $10 Million Giveaway to Fiserv

Included in Foxconn bill. Fiserv employees donated $15,400 to state politicians.

Campaign Cash: $8.5 Million Reasons Why GOP Expanding Vouchers
Campaign Cash

$8.5 Million Reasons Why GOP Expanding Vouchers

Multi millions in campaign donations, mostly from out-of-state voucher supporters.

New startups participate in water accelerator
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New startups participate in water accelerator

The Water Council welcomes next round of entrepreneurs and graduates class of 2017

State grant to help boost redevelopment project  in downtown Superior
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State grant to help boost redevelopment project in downtown Superior

WEDC awards $109,877 grant to support plans to convert former warehouse into city’s first brewery in 50 years

Another Top Tier Senate Contender Bows Out of Race
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Another Top Tier Senate Contender Bows Out of Race

AP broke the news that Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch has decided not to enter the GOP primary for U.S. Senate.

Lt. Governor Kleefisch departs Monday for weeklong trade mission to Mexico
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Lt. Governor Kleefisch departs Monday for weeklong trade mission to Mexico

WEDC-sponsored trip will focus on boosting exports to Mexico and attracting investment to Wisconsin

WHEDA to Help Restore Soldiers Home

WHEDA to Help Restore Soldiers Home

$1.4 million in low-income housing tax credits for 1860s “Old Main” building.

WHEDA Awards Five Milwaukee Projects $3.3 Million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits
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WHEDA Awards Five Milwaukee Projects $3.3 Million in Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

26 projects expected to create more than 1,300 affordable housing units statewide

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

Deadline nears for businesses to sign up for June trade mission to Mexico
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Deadline nears for businesses to sign up for June trade mission to Mexico

Companies interested in trip with Lt. Gov. Kleefisch have until May 12 to apply

Officials Celebrate Garfield Development

Officials Celebrate Garfield Development

Groundbreaking for $17 million development and reopened Black Holocaust Museum.

Campaign Cash: Bill Reveals School Voucher Costs
Campaign Cash

Bill Reveals School Voucher Costs

Democratic bill says property tax bills must show cost to local school district.

Kleefisch, Nygren go ‘On the Issues’ to discuss opioid abuse
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Kleefisch, Nygren go ‘On the Issues’ to discuss opioid abuse

Kleefisch and Nygren, both Republicans, are co-chairs of the Governor’s Task Force on Opioid Abuse.

Campaign Cash: Tavern League Favors Drunk Driving Bill
Campaign Cash

Tavern League Favors Drunk Driving Bill

Big donor to politicians wants tougher penalties but easy on first-time offenders.

Campaign Cash: GOP’s Redistricting Lawyers Are Big Donors
Campaign Cash

GOP’s Redistricting Lawyers Are Big Donors

Lawyers paid $2.1 million to defend gerrymandering, give $76,000 to politicians.

WEDC awards 11 grants to support entrepreneurship programs across Wisconsin
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WEDC awards 11 grants to support entrepreneurship programs across Wisconsin

Nearly $500,000 in grants to help local, regional initiatives for startups

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”

Campaign Cash: Child Support Tax Exemption Returns
Campaign Cash

Child Support Tax Exemption Returns

Controversial proposal for the wealthy was traced to donor to Walker, Kleefisch.

Whitewater University Technology Park site earns state’s Certified In Wisconsin designation
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Whitewater University Technology Park site earns state’s Certified In Wisconsin designation

35-acre parcel certified as “development-ready” by Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Murphy’s Law: State Democrats Could Sink Still Lower
Murphy’s Law

State Democrats Could Sink Still Lower

Yes, they’re at a historic low. But things could get worse.

Vonco Products Relocating from Northern Illinois to Kenosha County
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Vonco Products Relocating from Northern Illinois to Kenosha County

Manufacturing facility, headquarters to be located in Town of Salem

Catalent Pharma Solutions Expanding in Madison
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Catalent Pharma Solutions Expanding in Madison

Global company expected to double its workforce by adding 100+ jobs

Coalition to Move Forward with Plans for Wisconsin Aviation/Aeronautics Center of Excellence
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Coalition to Move Forward with Plans for Wisconsin Aviation/Aeronautics Center of Excellence

Research laboratory will enable companies, universities to collaborate in the development, testing of aerospace and defense technologies

Murphy’s Law: Walker’s Bizarre Choice for High Court
Murphy’s Law

Walker’s Bizarre Choice for High Court

From a state with countless judges, he picks a crackpot lawyer named Daniel Kelly.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Inside the New Mercantile Lofts
Eyes on Milwaukee

Inside the New Mercantile Lofts

Former International Building now has 36 apartments. View the units and restored mural.

New Round of Accelerator Winners Announced at Water Summit 2016
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New Round of Accelerator Winners Announced at Water Summit 2016

The BREW Accelerator, launched in 2013, unleashes water innovation by funding water technology startups with commercialization potential, with the goal of launching each portfolio within 24 months.

American Packaging Corporation Building New Facility in DeForest
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American Packaging Corporation Building New Facility in DeForest

Project expected to create 60 new jobs

WHEDA Awards Nine Milwaukee Projects Low-Income Housing Tax Credits
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WHEDA Awards Nine Milwaukee Projects Low-Income Housing Tax Credits

28 projects expected to create more than 1,300 affordable housing units statewide

Community leaders celebrate 40 years of MACC Fund
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Community leaders celebrate 40 years of MACC Fund

Wisconsin families who have children with cancer have access to some of the best medical care in the country.

Judge Joe Donald slams Rebecca Bradley’s hyper-partisan campaign tactics
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Judge Joe Donald slams Rebecca Bradley’s hyper-partisan campaign tactics

Asks other candidates to join in new pledge to forgo special interest money & partisan help

Solar Power Hits the Big Time in Wisconsin
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Solar Power Hits the Big Time in Wisconsin

Newest Large Array Energizes Waukesha County Manufacturer

“I’m your Lt. Governor. I know my job.”

“I’m your Lt. Governor. I know my job.”

Rebecca Kleefisch offers coy banalities while “On the Issues with Mike Gousha.”

John Deere Horicon Works Hosts Wisconsin Officials for Groundbreaking
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John Deere Horicon Works Hosts Wisconsin Officials for Groundbreaking

New facility will consolidate operations, create 80 new jobs

Kleefisch goes “On the Issues” at Marquette Law
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Kleefisch goes “On the Issues” at Marquette Law

A self-described "Wisconsin-proud conservative woman," Kleefisch was elected to office in 2010.

A Shelter For Women Caught in Sex Trade

A Shelter For Women Caught in Sex Trade

Grateful Girls Safe Haven helps prostitutes and those targeted by human trafficking.

Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker job approval at 37 percent, following presidential run
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Marquette Law School Poll finds Walker job approval at 37 percent, following presidential run

Trump takes GOP lead, Clinton holds Dem edge in Wisconsin

Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch to Lead Trade Mission to Japan and Taiwan
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Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch to Lead Trade Mission to Japan and Taiwan

Midwest U.S.-Japan Association meeting provides platform for expanding relationships

State grant helps reawaken Wisconsin Rapids Tribune building
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State grant helps reawaken Wisconsin Rapids Tribune building

Assistance from Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation will support renovation of historic riverfront property

WEDC Partners with Doyenne Group to Support Women Entrepreneurs
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WEDC Partners with Doyenne Group to Support Women Entrepreneurs

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation grant provides capital for women-led ventures

The State of Politics: Stories Legislators Tell Each Other
The State of Politics

Stories Legislators Tell Each Other

Sometimes personal stories told by legislators trump statistics or sound-bite speeches.

Mortara Breaks Ground on New Milwaukee Manufacturing Facility
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Mortara Breaks Ground on New Milwaukee Manufacturing Facility

Company plans to add more than 150 new jobs over the next five years

Allcast to Expand Manufacturing Facility in Washington County
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Allcast to Expand Manufacturing Facility in Washington County

Project is company’s second expansion since 2012

The State of Politics: Get Ready for Gov. Kleefisch?
The State of Politics

Get Ready for Gov. Kleefisch?

If Walkers wins the presidency or gets a federal appointment, Kleefisch must be ready to serve.

The State of Politics: Walker Aides Pushed for Loan, Now in Default
The State of Politics

Walker Aides Pushed for Loan, Now in Default

Records detail VIP treatment of Walker campaign donor William Minahan.

Can Wellness Center Revive North Avenue?

Can Wellness Center Revive North Avenue?

Groundbreaking for new center at 16th and North shows impact of Walnut Way's leadership.

The State of Politics: Cut Income Tax or Property Tax?
The State of Politics

Cut Income Tax or Property Tax?

While deficit looms, Republican leaders and lobbyists fight over which tax to cut.

Data Wonk: Wisconsin Taxes and Inequality
Data Wonk

Wisconsin Taxes and Inequality

Have Walker’s tax changes increased or decreased inequality in the state?

Friday Photos: Posner Renovation Kicks Off
Friday Photos

Posner Renovation Kicks Off

Our photos capture a new start for an old building.

Plenty of Horne: Condos Will Replace Third Ward Leather Factory
Plenty of Horne

Condos Will Replace Third Ward Leather Factory

And Ald. Bauman's tough style of running Third Ward architectural review board.

Murphy’s Law: The Lt. Governor Nobody Wanted
Murphy’s Law

The Lt. Governor Nobody Wanted

Few on Scott Walker’s team wanted Rebecca Kleefish to win or had any respect for her. Yet she could be the next governor.

Eyes on Milwaukee: Germania Building to Become Apartments
Eyes on Milwaukee

Germania Building to Become Apartments

118-year-old building would be converted to 74 apartments at prominent downtown corner.

The State of Politics: What Will “No Recall” Voters Do on Nov. 4?
The State of Politics

What Will “No Recall” Voters Do on Nov. 4?

They didn’t believe a governor should be recalled in mid-term. But will they vote to reelect Walker?

The State of Politics: More Women Run for Top Capitol Jobs
The State of Politics

More Women Run for Top Capitol Jobs

The number of women candidates running for state Capitol jobs is coming back.

CRG Network to Co-Host Decision 2014 Candidate Forum
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CRG Network to Co-Host Decision 2014 Candidate Forum

The CRG Network is proud to serve as one of the co-hosts for the Decisions 2014 candidate forum.

Lawton Takes Aim at Campaign Cash

Lawton Takes Aim at Campaign Cash

Former Lt Governor will run national group pushing for campaign finance reform.

Christmas Gifts for Your Favorite Politician

Christmas Gifts for Your Favorite Politician

Here are some last-minute gift ideas for a few Wisconsin pols.

How Walker Worries About Polls

How Walker Worries About Polls

His book shows he frequently adjusts strategy based on poll results.

Who Threw Deininger Off the GAB?

Who Threw Deininger Off the GAB?

The rumor is that Walker or Republican legislators are punishing him for his decisions on recall elections.

Southeast Wisconsin Rules the Capitol

Southeast Wisconsin Rules the Capitol

Almost every Republican -- and Democratic -- leader is from a small part of the state.

Who Will Run Against Walker?

Who Will Run Against Walker?

The list of possible candidates isn't long, as discussions at the state Democratic convention made clear.

Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch Joins “We Did Build It!” Event Line-up
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Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch Joins “We Did Build It!” Event Line-up

CRG Network is proud to announce that Wisconsin Lieutenant Governor Rebecca Kleefisch will join U.S. Senator Ron Johnson, Wall Street Journal and Fox News Economist Stephen Moore, and Heartland Institute Joseph Bast at the “We Did Build It!” event.