Press Releases

  • Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker Host Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony at Executive Residence

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker kicked off the holiday season today by lighting the Christmas Tree at the Executive Residence.  

    “This truly is the most wonderful time of the year, and we really enjoy the holiday season here at the Executive Residence,” Governor Walker said.  “Tonette and I are excited to light the Christmas tree and share the festive decorations tonight, and we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season.” 

    Press Release | November 29, 2015

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  • Executive Residence 2015 Holiday Tour Schedule Announced

    Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker’s office announced the 2015 holiday tour schedule for the Executive Residence.  Holiday tours allow guests to view the Executive Residence’s beautiful decorations and festive scenery.  The unique decorations found throughout the main rooms on the first floor are crafted by Wisconsinites from all over the state.

    “The decorations are incredible this year,” said Governor Walker.  “The Executive Residence belongs to the people of Wisconsin and we are excited to welcome them inside for holiday tours once again to share in the festive decorations.”

    Press Release | November 27, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Delivers Remarks at Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce Economic Update Luncheon

    Beaver Dam – Governor Scott Walker stopped by a local business and then spoke with business leaders at the Beaver Dam Chamber of Commerce Economic Update Luncheon today.  The luncheon, hosted by Mayville Engineering Company, Inc., brought local and regional economic information to the business leaders of Beaver Dam.

    “We are happy to be in Beaver Dam today, where we had the opportunity to meet with local business leaders at the economic update luncheon as well as employees and leaders at Breuer Metal Craftsmen, Inc.,” Governor Walker said.  “Both the economic update luncheon and the visit to Breuer Metal allowed us to meet with Beaver Dam leaders and tell them more about how we’re working to move Wisconsin forward.  We also had the chance to hear directly from them about how we can continue to improve and better serve the people of Wisconsin.”

    Press Release | November 25, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker Cut Down Christmas Tree for Governor’s Conference Room

    Endeavor – Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker traveled to Silent Night Evergreens Christmas Tree Farm in Endeavor today to cut down the Christmas tree for the Governor’s Conference Room.  Silent Night Evergreens Christmas Tree Farm is family-owned and operated by Jim and Diane Chapman.

    “Our thanks to Jim and Diane Chapman for generously providing a beautiful Christmas tree for the Conference Room at the Capitol,” Governor Walker said.  “The Christmas tree we cut down today will be on display for visitors, who will have the opportunity to view the tree decorated with the creative Wisconsin sports-themed ornaments crafted by students from around the state.”

    Press Release | November 24, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Attends USS Milwaukee Commissioning Ceremony

    Milwaukee – Governor Scott Walker provided remarks this afternoon at the USS Milwaukee Commissioning Ceremony, held at Veterans Park in Milwaukee.  The commissioning ceremony officially entered the ship into service for the United States Navy.

    “We’re proud to have been a part of the christening and now the commissioning of this impressive vessel,” Governor Walker said.  “This is the fifth U.S. Navy ship to bear the name Milwaukee, but the first USS Milwaukee to be built in our great state.  We are excited to be a part of the ceremony to bring this ship to life, and we extend our thanks to the members of the Navy assigned to this ship who will work to protect the citizens of our nation.”  

    Press Release | November 21, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on National Adoption Day, Proclaims November as Adoption Month

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today in recognition of National Adoption Day:

    National Adoption Day is an opportunity to highlight the importance of adoption in our country and our state.  When Wisconsin families make the decision to open their hearts and their homes to children awaiting adoption, their lives are forever changed.  Today, and every day, we celebrate that decision.  We will continue working together with public, private, and tribal agencies to connect these children with loving adoptive families.

    Press Release | November 21, 2015

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  • Video Release: Opening of Nine-day Deer Hunting Season

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker and Department of Natural Resources Secretary Cathy Stepp released the following video to kick off Wisconsin’s nine-day deer hunt, which begins Saturday, November 21.

    Press Release | November 19, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Over 49,300 Winter Items Donated to Wisconsin Charities Over 4 Years

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker and Wisconsin’s tourism industry are working together to keep thousands of residents warm this winter with the Big Bundle Up campaign.  Now in its fifth year, the state-wide charity initiative encourages people to donate new and gently used gloves, hats, scarves, coats, and other warm winter gear for those in need.  Over the last four years, Wisconsin residents, travelers and businesses have contributed over 49,300 donated winter items to charities all across the state.

    “Thank you to the citizens of Wisconsin who have generously donated and to the organizations who have served as collection sites over the last several years,” Governor Walker said.  “With your help, the ‘Big Bundle Up’ has been an incredible success and benefited Wisconsinites across the state.  As we welcome the season of giving, we look forward to yet another successful winter item drive.”

    Press Release | November 19, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced that registration is open for the ninth annual Governor’s Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit, held on December 1, 2015 in Trego.  The summit will include remarks from Governor Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch, as well as an opportunity to interact with residents and businesses in northern Wisconsin, and includes information on access to capital, workforce development, entrepreneurial assistance, and the expansion of broadband internet.

    “We’ve made significant investments in worker training, broadband expansion grants, and other programs to support an economic climate that creates private-sector jobs throughout the state,” Governor Walker said.  “Our administration has focused on key issues that benefit residents and businesses throughout northern Wisconsin, and we look forward to the Northern Wisconsin Economic Development Summit, where we’ll discuss how we can continue to move Wisconsin and this part of the state forward.”

    Press Release | November 19, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Submits Letter on Federal Syrian Refugee Resettlement Program

    Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Health and Human Services Sylvia Burwell expressing deep concerns regarding the federal refugee resettlement program’s security procedures for Syrian refugees and notifying them that Wisconsin will not participate in efforts to resettle Syrian refugees in Wisconsin. 

    Dear Secretary Kerry and Secretary Burwell:

    Press Release | November 17, 2015

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