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  • Governor Scott Walker Participates in Wisconsin State Fair Kick-Off

    West Allis – Today, Governor Scott Walker helped kick off the Wisconsin State Fair in a ceremony at State Fair Park in Milwaukee.  The fair begins today and runs through Sunday, August 10.

    “The Wisconsin State Fair is up there with Packer and Badger games, opening day at Miller Park, hitting the road on my Harley, and deer hunting, as some of my favorite Wisconsin traditions,” said Governor Walker.  “This 11-day event is a great way to feature the best of the best in Wisconsin – from our livestock and agriculture, to our Made in Wisconsin products, to our great Wisconsin companies.  Whether you come for the food (cream puffs!), the music, the rides, or the animals, the Wisconsin State Fair has something for everyone.”

    Press Release | July 31, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker's Reforms Upheld in All Supreme Court Cases

    Madison – Today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld Governor Scott Walker's reforms in both Act 10 and the voter ID law.

    Governor Walker released the following statement in response to the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s affirmative rulings on Act 10 and voter ID:

    Act 10 has saved Wisconsin taxpayers more than $3 billion.  Today’s ruling is a victory for those hard-working taxpayers.

    Voter ID is a common sense reform that protects the integrity of our elections.  People need to have confidence in our electoral process and to know their vote has been properly counted.  We look forward to the same result from the federal court of appeals.

    Press Release | July 31, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Attends EAA AirVenture

    Oshkosh – Governor Walker today attended EAA AirVenture event in Oshkosh.  Dubbed “The World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration,” it attracts fans of all things aviation from around the globe.  This year’s event takes place July 28-August 3.

    “EAA AirVenture is a premiere aviation event,” Governor Walker said.  “More than 500,000 aviation enthusiasts are drawn to this event every year, making it unique and unparalleled in size and scope.  Aviation plays a pivotal role in Wisconsin’s economy with the total economic impact of the aviation industry reaching $7 billion and providing approximately 90,000 jobs throughout the state.  This week-long event alone boosts the local and state economy by approximately $110 million.”

    Press Release | July 29, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Record Cranberry Harvest in Wisconsin

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced Wisconsin retains its title as the number one cranberry producer in the country.  In a production report released this week by the USDA, Wisconsin cranberry growers set another record by harvesting 6.02 million barrels of cranberries in 2013.  That’s a 25 percent increase over the 4.83 million barrels produced in 2012. Wisconsin produced 67 percent of the nation’s cranberry supply last year, more than tripling the next highest producing state, Massachusetts.

    “I drink cranberry juice every day, because of the exceptional health benefits, great taste, and of course, to support our title as the top cranberry producer in the nation,” Governor Walker said.  “I commend all of our farmers for their efforts, hard work, and determination, particularly those who have faced extreme weather conditions these past few years.”

    Press Release | July 24, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Requests FEMA Disaster Declaration

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker has requested a federal disaster declaration for local government costs associated with the record severe winter weather of 2013-14.  The counties in the declaration request are Chippewa, Clark, Fond du Lac, Kenosha, Marathon, Milwaukee, Winnebago, and Wood.  This declaration would help pay for $11.3 million in damage to public infrastructure in those counties.  Examples of damage include broken water mains and frozen water towers due to the extreme cold and record setting frost depths.

    “The devastating cold overwhelmed many of our towns, villages, cities, and counties,” Governor Walker said.  “This declaration would help many municipalities pay for these unexpected damages.”

    Press Release | July 23, 2014

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