Press Releases

  • Governor Walker Appoints Daniel Kelly to the Wisconsin Supreme Court

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker today appointed Attorney Daniel Kelly to the Wisconsin Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by Justice David Prosser’s forthcoming retirement.

    Press Release | July 22, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Leads State Efforts to Aid Northern Wisconsin Recovery

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker toured northern Wisconsin following torrential rains last week to view damage firsthand and issued a State of Emergency authorizing the use of the Wisconsin National Guard to aid in recovery efforts.

    Press Release | July 19, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Seeks Federal Damage Assessment for Flood Damage

    Madison—Governor Scott Walker requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to conduct a preliminary damage assessment following torrential rains that caused more than $28 million in damage to roads and bridges in northern Wisconsin.

    "Communities throughout northern Wisconsin were hit hard by flooding last week. We are doing everything we can to help them," said Governor Walker. "I saw the damage firsthand and have worked with Wisconsin's federal delegation and my cabinet to provide immediate assistance to the affected communities.”

    Press Release | July 18, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Appoints Clayton Kawski to Dane County Circuit Court

    Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker appointed Attorney Clayton Kawski to serve as a judge on the Dane County Circuit Court, replacing retiring Judge David Flanagan.

    “Clayton Kawski has established himself as an attorney of high integrity and intellect in the Madison legal community,” said Governor Walker. “He has served Wisconsin admirably in his time at the Department of Justice and demonstrated a commitment to upholding our constitutional framework and the laws of our state. I am confident Clayton will apply the same dedication to the rule of law as a judge on the Dane County bench.”

    Press Release | July 15, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Announces Three Wisconsin Schools Selected as National Fitness Champions

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker joined fitness icon and Chairman of the National Foundation for Governors’ Fitness Councils, Jake Steinfeld, today in announcing Wisconsin’s three winning schools receiving a Don’t Quit!™ Fitness Center.

    The Lincoln Center of the Arts in Milwaukee, Washington Middle School in Kenosha, and Badger Elementary School in Appleton are Wisconsin’s most outstanding schools for demonstrating new and innovative ways to promote student physical activity and wellness.

    “We’re proud these Wisconsin schools were named National Fitness Champions and will soon be rewarded for their efforts with a brand-new Don’t Quit! Fitness Center,” Governor Walker said. “It’s important to start building healthy habits today, and these new fitness centers will allow students the opportunity to incorporate physical activity into their daily routines and lead healthy lives into adulthood.”

    Press Release | July 15, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Works to Combat Opioid Addiction in Wisconsin, Across the Nation

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker recently joined 45 governors in signing the Compact to Fight Opioid Addiction, which was developed by and released through the National Governors Association (NGA). By signing the compact, Governor Walker agrees to bolster efforts in Wisconsin to fight the national opioid epidemic.

    “Wisconsin, like numerous other states across America, is noticing a dangerous trend of more and more cases of opioid use, addiction, and overdose,” Governor Walker said. “This is a national issue, and we all need to work together to get to the root of the problem so we can fight it. I’m proud to join 45 of my colleagues in pledging my commitment to combatting opioid abuse in our state and our nation.”

    Press Release | July 15, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Directs State Agencies to Assist in Northern Wisconsin Flooding Situation

    Madison – On Tuesday, Governor Scott Walker participated in a storm damage tour to assess the need for assistance in northern Wisconsin following heavy storms in the area, which led to his declaration of a State of Emergency. Governor Walker released the following statement today after his briefing on the situation:

    Wisconsin Emergency Management briefed us today about the ongoing flooding situation in northern Wisconsin, and we continue to gather information from local emergency management staff regarding the severity of the damage so we can prepare a request for a federal disaster declaration. We are working diligently to ensure services and resources are made available to all citizens and communities impacted by this event.

    Press Release | July 14, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Declares State of Emergency in Response to Damaging Floods in Eight Counties

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker declared a State of Emergency in eight Wisconsin counties today in response to flooding in northern Wisconsin. Heavy rains caused flash flooding, power outages, and damage to the region’s roads and bridges. The counties included in the governor’s declaration are Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Douglas, Iron, Price, Sawyer, and Washburn.

    “Heavy rainstorms overnight caused widespread damage across the Northwest,” Governor Walker said. “I express my thanks and appreciation to all of the first responders and officials in the area who are working hard to manage the situation. I am instructing the Wisconsin National Guard and all state agencies to aide those affected by the storms.”

    Press Release | July 12, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Kicks Off Cabinet on the Road, Travels Throughout Western Wisconsin

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker met with Cabinet members last night in Chippewa Falls to kick off the Cabinet on the Road in Western Wisconsin. Throughout the day today, Governor Walker and members of his Cabinet will be participating in several events in the area.

    “Cabinet on the Road gives us the chance to travel throughout Wisconsin so we can hear directly from our citizens about their ideas and what is most important to them and their communities,” Governor Walker said. “As we continue to strengthen our economy and workforce, it’s crucial to hear the thoughts and perspectives of those who will be directly affected by our investments in these areas.”

    Press Release | July 12, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Provides Update on 2020 Vision Project Listening Sessions

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced today that 50 listening sessions have been held throughout the state so far as a part of his 2020 Vision Project. The listening sessions bring the people of Wisconsin together for candid discussions about the issues facing their communities and the state.

    “Today’s visit to Cornell marks the 50th listening session we’ve held in Wisconsin,” Governor Walker said. “Thus far, our conversations with the people of Wisconsin have been incredibly constructive. Our goal is to create a forum for our citizens to give feedback about what they think is working in Wisconsin, what our focus should be as we approach the next budget, and what the role of state government should be.”

    Press Release | July 11, 2016

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