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  • Governor Walker Celebrates State Fish, Casts a Line at 40th Annual World Musky Hunt

    Lake Tomahawk – Governor Scott Walker will join more than 70 people in Lake Tomahawk tomorrow for the 40th Annual World Musky Hunt. Contestants will fish with selected guides on the Lake Tomahawk chain of lakes from Thursday, August 25 – Saturday, August 27, 2016.

    “What originated as an opportunity to highlight our state fish – the muskellunge, or musky – has grown over the years to become a first-class competition drawing fishers from across the nation,” Governor Walker said. “This is a great tourism event which puts Wisconsin on the map as the go-to destination for fishing.”

    Press Release | August 25, 2016

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  • Governor Walker, Direct Supply Officials Announce Company’s Commitment to Expand its Global Headquarters in Milwaukee

    Milwaukee – Governor Scott Walker joined Direct Supply Inc. officials today to formally unveil the company’s plan to expand its global headquarters in Milwaukee – a major campus center project expected to create more than 800 jobs over the next seven years.

    “For more than 30 years, Direct Supply has demonstrated its commitment to Wisconsin and Milwaukee, and the company has grown from a small operation to one with more than 1,100 employees in a 10-building campus and is a leader in its industry,” Governor Walker said. “I applaud this employee-owned company for moving forward with an expansion plan that will provide hundreds of family supporting jobs for the residents of Milwaukee as well as the entire region.”

    Press Release | August 25, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Highlights State Efforts to Improve Highway Safety

    Green Bay – Governor Scott Walker provided a keynote address today at the 42nd Annual Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety.

    The theme for the 2016 Governor’s Conference on Highway Safety is “Driving Fatalities Toward Zero,” which  demonstrates the state’s commitment to highway safety and encourages citizens to work together to reach the goal of zero preventable deaths on Wisconsin roads. During his remarks, Governor Walker highlighted measures that have helped decrease preventable fatalities across Wisconsin.

    “Our theme for this year’s Conference on Highway Safety emphasizes our bottom line, which is getting the number of driving deaths in Wisconsin down to zero,” Governor Walker said. “To make this goal a reality, we must work together and ensure we’re doing everything we can to eliminate fatalities on the road. The conference today provides a forum for ideas on how we can strengthen safety measures moving forward.”

    Press Release | August 24, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Speaks at Blinded Veterans Association 71st National Convention

    Milwaukee – Governor Scott Walker joined the Blinded Veterans Association this morning at their 71st National Convention in Milwaukee. The Blinded Veterans Association (BVA), with 8,500 members, including 153 in Wisconsin, is recognized as the exclusive voice for blinded veterans and their families nationwide.

    “Our men and women in uniform sacrifice every day to protect the freedom of our nation,” Governor Walker said. “The meaning of that sacrifice is known all too well by our veterans and their families. Today, we thank them for their courage, selflessness, and willingness to fight for our nation. We also recognize the Blinded Veterans Association for their leadership and advocacy for our blinded veterans.”

    Press Release | August 24, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Highlights Efforts to Make College More Affordable

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker and Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) Secretary Lon Roberts are visiting Fox Valley Technical College in Appleton and Northcentral Technical College in Wausau today to highlight the state’s efforts to make college more affordable for Wisconsin students and families.

    “With two sons, one a recent graduate and one a college senior, Tonette and I know the importance of planning ahead for the cost of higher education,” Governor Walker said. “By providing greater access to financial planning resources, students and their families will be armed with the information to better plan for the future.”

    Press Release | August 23, 2016

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