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  • Thanksgiving Day: A Video Message from Governor Scott Walker

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker released the following video message today, wishing the citizens of Wisconsin safe travels and an enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday.

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    Press Release | November 26, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Joins Tourism Industry in Support of Wisconsin’s “Big Bundle Up” Campaign

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker and Wisconsin’s tourism industry are working to keep thousands of residents a little warmer this winter with The Big Bundle Up campaign.  For the fourth year, under the state-wide charity initiative, people are encouraged to donate new and gently used gloves, hats, scarves, coats, and other winter gear for those in need.  Over the last three years, Wisconsin residents, travelers and businesses contributed more than 32,000 winter items donated to charities all across the state.

    “From the kindness of organizations who have stepped up to serve as collection sites, to the generosity of individuals and businesses that donate, this program has been a real success,” said Governor Scott Walker.  “We can’t thank the tourism industry members enough for their participation and the people of Wisconsin for choosing to donate to this great cause.” 

    Press Release | November 25, 2014

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  • Wisconsin Tops Nation in Wood Furniture Manufacturing Employment

    Madison – Wisconsin’s high quality hardwoods, beautiful pines and skilled workforce helped the state secure the top ranking nationwide in wood furniture manufacturing employment.

    While other states saw wood furniture industry employment decline, Wisconsin manufacturers increased employment slightly, to 4,144 in 2013, up from 4,040 in 2011, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics quarterly census of employment and wages. The employment category covers non-upholstered wood furniture.

    Press Release | November 21, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Proclaims Adoption Month

    Madison –Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed November as Adoption Month and Saturday, November 22, 2014 will be celebrated as National Adoption Day.

    “My heartfelt thanks go out to all the families who provide good, stable, and loving homes to their adopted children,” said Governor Walker.  “As we prepare for Thanksgiving and consider what we’re thankful for this year, it is important to take a moment and remember how blessed we are for all of the loved ones in our lives.”

    Press Release | November 21, 2014

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  • Executive Residence 2014 Holiday Tour Schedule Announced

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker’s office announced the 2014 holiday tour schedule for the Executive Residence.  These tours allow visitors to experience first-hand the beautiful decorations and scenery, including views of the main rooms on the first floor, which feature Christmas trees with unique decorations that have been crafted by Wisconsinites throughout the state.

    “The Executive Residence belongs to the people of Wisconsin, and we are happy to open the doors to those who want to see just how beautiful it is during the holiday season.” Governor Walker said.  

    Press Release | November 21, 2014

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