Press Releases


  • Governor Scott Walker Appoints Jackson County Judge

    Madison –Today, Governor Scott Walker appointed Anna Becker to serve as judge of the Jackson County Circuit Court, replacing recently retired Judge Thomas Lister.

    “Anna Becker will make a superb judge,” said Governor Walker.  “Her breadth of experience, significant involvement with the community, and firm commitment to the rule of law will be of immense value to Jackson County.”

    Press Release | August 28, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Delivers Remarks at Governor’s Traffic Safety Conference

    Green Bay – Today, Governor Scott Walker delivered remarks at the 40th annual Governor’s Conference on Traffic Safety.  The theme for this year’s conference, which brings together state and local officials, industry leaders, and stakeholders, is “Takin’ it to the Streets” with the goal of changing the traffic safety culture in Wisconsin.

    “Our goal is zero deaths on Wisconsin roads,” said Governor Walker.  “This event is a great opportunity to bring everyone to the table and continue our work to improve traffic safety in Wisconsin. Together, we can build upon our successful efforts to expand and enhance traffic safety initiatives and work to reduce the number of lives lost on our roads.”

    Press Release | August 27, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Attends Walworth County Fair Grand Opening Ceremony

    Elkhorn – Governor Scott Walker today welcomed Wisconsinites and visitors to the 165th Annual Walworth County Fair, located in Elkhorn.  The fair runs August 27th through September 1st and coincides with the celebration of The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation’s 100-year anniversary. 

    “Wisconsin fairs are the perfect opportunity to experience all that the state has to offer,” Governor Walker said.  “With delicious food, talented artists, truck and tractor pulls, a demolition derby, and other events and activities for kids of all ages, the Walworth County Fair is fun for the whole family.  It is also an ideal occasion to recognize and celebrate Wisconsin’s 4-H Foundation, founded here in Walworth County 100 years ago.  In the past century, 4-H has made a tremendous impact on the lives of countless children, providing the opportunity for youth to pursue excellence in the areas of leadership, citizenship, and life-skills, thus helping transform the youth of today into the leaders of tomorrow.”

    Press Release | August 27, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Attends The Water Council's Small Business Forward Initiative Announcement

    Milwaukee – Governor Scott Walker joined the announcement of the partnership between The Water Council and JPMorgan Chase & Co. to invest a grant of $225,000 in water technology with the help of the Small Business Forward initiative. Over the next five years, JPMorgan Chase & Co. will provide $30 million in grants to support small business clusters throughout the nation that aid in stimulating certain industries.

    “I applaud JPMorgan Chase & Co. for the insight to invest in The Water Council and Wisconsin’s water industry,” Governor Walker said.  “With over 15,000 lakes within the state’s boundaries and fresh water forming three of our borders, Wisconsin is growing as a water technology leader. Investing in water technology industries will only continue to increase Wisconsin’s competitiveness as a global water hub.”

    Press Release | August 25, 2014

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  • Year of a Better Bottom Line: Governor Scott Walker Congratulates Project SEARCH Graduates

    Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker congratulated eight Project SEARCH graduates on completing internship rotations at UW Hospital and the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison. Project SEARCH is a one-year transition program for young adults with disabilities, who are in their last year of high school.  It offers the interns the opportunity to learn transferable, marketable job skills, which helps them secure employment after high school.  Governor Walker supported the expansion of Project SEARCH under his year of A Better Bottom Line initiative.

    Press Release | August 22, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Eleven UW Entrepreneurs Selected for Ideadvance Seed Fund

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker today announced that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the University of Wisconsin-Extension Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) have selected 11 additional grantees from UW faculty, staff and student teams to receive up to $25,000 each through the Ideadvance Seed Fund

    Press Release | August 22, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Plan to Help Fill Propane Tanks Early for 25,000 Households through State Heating Program

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker is encouraging citizens who use propane to heat their homes to fill their fuel tanks early this season.  In addition, State energy officials are reaching out to 25,000 households across Wisconsin that participate in the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) to help fill their propane tanks before cold weather sets in.  

    Press Release | August 22, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Delivers Remarks at the Annual Wisconsin Commercial Ports Meeting

    Green Bay – Today, Governor Scott Walker delivered remarks at the Wisconsin Commercial Ports Annual Meeting at the Neville Public Museum in Green Bay.  Wisconsin is home to 29 commercial ports and throughout the year, these ports handle more than 30 million tons of cargo, generating 10,000 jobs and more than $2.4 billion in economic activity.

    “Wisconsin is a premier location with great infrastructure for business, including commercially-navigable waterways on three sides of the state: Lake Michigan, Lake Superior, and the Mississippi River,” Governor Walker said.  “Our ports play a pivotal role in the transportation of goods throughout the state and nation.  This annual meeting is an opportunity for experts and professionals to come together, exchange ideas, and develop strategies that continue to build and support our thriving ports, which are critical to growing our economy.”

    Press Release | August 21, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces State Support for WholeTrees

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced WholeTrees Architecture & Structures, a Madison company that rebrands round timber for residential and commercial use, has received a $170,000 loan from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).

    The Technology Development Loan will be used to help the innovative company continue its expansion into the commercial market. WholeTrees plans to launch a new line of engineered building products using round timber, an effort that could create up to 76 new jobs over the next four years.

    “Creating new jobs and growing our economy depends on the innovation and forward-thinking of companies like WholeTrees,” Governor Walker said.  “Supporting our growing businesses, and investing in worker training fuel our efforts to keep moving Wisconsin forward.”

    Press Release | August 21, 2014

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  • Year of A Better Bottom Line: Governor Scott Walker Joins Employee at Drew's Piggly Wiggly

    Merrill – Governor Scott Walker paid a visit to Drew’s Piggly Wiggly in Merrill today as a part of his year of A Better Bottom Line initiative and a part of Take Your Legislator to Work Campaign, organized by the Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities.  During this visit, Governor Walker worked side-by-side with Lee Garner, a Drew’s Piggly Wiggly employee, during his shift. 

    “Drew’s Piggly Wiggly recognizes that individuals of all abilities are an asset in the workplace environment,” Governor Walker said.  “I’m thrilled I had the opportunity to be here with Lee and work with him today bagging groceries and stocking shelves.  I was able to witness first-hand the positive impact that hiring employees with disabilities has on the employee and community as a whole.  In providing the training and resources necessary, individuals with disabilities are able to work in their communities at a competitive wage, gaining confidence as well as marketable skills."

    Press Release | August 21, 2014

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