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

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker is traveling throughout the state today to announce Wisconsin’s tourism economy topped $19.3 billion in 2015, a nearly $1 billion boost from $18.5 billion in 2014. The announcement kicks off this year’s National Travel and Tourism Week, which runs May 1-7. Governor Walker is joined by Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett in visiting MillerCoors in Milwaukee, the Elroy-Sparta Bike Trail in Kendall, the Mobile Marketing Center in Eau Claire, and Heritage Hill State Historical Park in Green Bay.

    “Tourism has long been a significant contributor to Wisconsin’s economy, and this year is no different,” Governor Walker said. “Investing in tourism promotion and marketing at the national, state, and local level is not only an effective way to attract visitors and grow the economy, it also enhances the image of the state as a place to live and do business. With over 10,000 inland lakes and numerous other tourist destinations, like classic Wisconsin supper clubs, it’s no wonder Wisconsin is a leading tourist destination for people across the nation.”

    Press Release | April 29, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Participates in Financial Literacy Event at Appleton West High School

    Appleton – Governor Scott Walker joined students, teachers, and staff at Appleton West High School today to tour the school branch of the Community First Credit Union and discuss the importance of financial responsibility. This visit coincides with Money Smart Week® and Governor Walker has proclaimed the week of April 23-30 as Money Smart Week® throughout Wisconsin.

    “It is important we start early in teaching our kids how to responsibly manage their money,” Governor Walker said. “Managing personal finances effectively can go a long way toward creating economic security. We’re happy to be in Appleton to highlight the efforts being made to provide Wisconsin’s youth with money management skills.  This creates a strong foundation for fiscal responsibility throughout the rest of their lives.”

    Press Release | April 28, 2016

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

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today regarding the retirement of Justice David T. Prosser, Jr.:

    Justice Prosser has faithfully served the state of Wisconsin for decades. Throughout his almost 18 years of service on the state Supreme Court, he demonstrated his love for the law and commitment to Wisconsin’s citizens. His service to Wisconsinites extended beyond the bench, including his time as a member and leader of Wisconsin’s State Assembly as well as a Commissioner on the Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission. It was a pleasure to serve with Justice Prosser in the Assembly and we thank him for his service to the state of Wisconsin and its citizens.

    Press Release | April 27, 2016

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  • Investing in Infrastructure: Governor Walker Announces Nearly $15 Million to Improve Town Roads and Municipal Streets

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced nearly $15 million in state funds today to complete 50 town road and municipal street improvement projects throughout the state. 

    “These awards are yet another way the state partners with municipalities to complete projects promoting economic development and supporting public safety,” Governor Walker said.  “Wisconsin’s transportation system plays a crucial role in our economic success, and many state businesses rely upon our roads and streets to get their goods from point A to point B.”

    Press Release | April 27, 2016

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  • Investing in Infrastructure: Governor Walker Announces $10.4 Million to Improve County Highways

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced $10.4 million in state funds today to complete 45 county highway improvement projects throughout the state.  These funds are administered through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT’s) County Highway Improvement Discretionary Program (CHID).

    “This program represents a state and local partnership to identify and complete key county highway improvement projects throughout Wisconsin,” Governor Walker said.  “The quality of our state and local roadway networks serves as the foundation to support job growth and public safety.”

    Press Release | April 27, 2016

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