Press Releases


  • Governor Scott Walker Attends Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce First Friday Forum

    Sheboygan – Governor Scott Walker joined community leaders today at the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce First Friday Forum, which was held at the Blue Harbor Conference Center.  Governor Walker spoke about major Wisconsin accomplishments, as well as what to expect in the state for 2016.

    “There are currently more people working in Wisconsin than at nearly any other point in our state’s history,” Governor Walker said.  “Sheboygan is no exception – the unemployment rate here is 3.4 percent, which is even lower than the state’s unemployment rate of 4.3 percent.  To guarantee our future success and ensure everyone who wants a job can find a job here in Wisconsin, we will continue to invest in workforce development and training.”

    Press Release | February 5, 2016

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  • Governor Scott Walker Signs 21 Bills into Law

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker signed 21 bills into law today at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison.

    Press Release | February 4, 2016

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  • Governor Scott Walker Highlights Economic Success at Governor’s Conference on Economic Development

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker kicked off the Governor’s Conference on Economic Development today at the Monona Terrace in Madison.  The theme for the 21st Annual Governor’s Conference on Economic Development is “Aligning Our Direction – Finding Common Ground.”

    “Wisconsin’s economy is strong, and we’re working to ensure it continues to grow and thrive,” Governor Walker said.  “That’s why we tripled funding for broadband expansion grants in our most recent budget in order to provide our communities with the tools and resources they need to guarantee economic development.  Building a robust economy also requires investing in our workers and ensuring they have access to resources like our revamped Job Center of Wisconsin, which matches job seekers with particular skills and talents to employers looking for those qualifications.”

    Press Release | February 4, 2016

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  • Governor Scott Walker Speaks at 2016 Wisconsin Counties Association Legislative Exchange

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker delivered remarks today at the 2016 Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) Legislative Exchange in Madison.  This event, which is hosted by the WCA, allows county officials from across Wisconsin to meet and discuss local state-wide issues, network with colleagues, and hear directly from experts about topics that are important to county government.

    “Long-term economic growth and development throughout the state begins at the local level,” Governor Walker said.  “That’s why we’ve worked to provide Wisconsin counties with the tools necessary to meet the needs of their citizens.  We did this in our most recent budget, and we will continue to work with them to ensure continued economic success in our state.”

    Press Release | February 3, 2016

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  • Governor Scott Walker Tours Roosevelt Middle School in Appleton

    Appleton – Governor Scott Walker met with students in the Megabites program at Roosevelt Middle School in Appleton today.  The Megabites program is an innovative, hands-on career exploration program in its first full week of operation.

    "As we look for new ways to get students excited about learning both inside and outside of the classroom, we have to get them thinking about their future early on," Governor Walker said.  "By helping Wisconsin students discover their talents and passions earlier in school, we're setting them up for success.  That's what the Megabites program here at Roosevelt Middle School aims to do for these students, and we're excited to be here today to highlight this innovative program." 

    Press Release | February 1, 2016

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  • First Lady Tonette Walker to Host Women’s Wellness Weekend

    Madison – First Lady Tonette Walker will host the Third Annual Women’s Wellness Weekend at The Abbey Resort on Lake Geneva, WI on January 29-31, 2016.

    “Promoting your overall wellbeing is a vital part to living a happy and prosperous life,” Mrs. Walker said.  “This fun weekend getaway is a great opportunity for women to come together and learn new tips to improve their lives by being active, connected, informed, and part of their communities.”

    Press Release | January 28, 2016

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  • Governor Scott Walker Attends Future of the Family Commission Meeting

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker attended the Future of the Family Commission meeting today in Madison.  This commission, formed by Governor Walker, focuses on helping families find the support, guidance, and resources they need to thrive in Wisconsin.

    “A prosperous Wisconsin requires strong, stable families,” Governor Walker said. “We created the Future of the Family Commission to identify challenges and barriers families face and to discover solutions on how we can help them overcome those hurdles.  This commission will explore ways policy can be developed for Wisconsin families to achieve stability and economic freedom.”

    Press Release | January 27, 2016

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  • Governor Scott Walker Signs Family Care Bill into Law at Rock County Courthouse

    Janesville – Governor Scott Walker signs Assembly Bill 453, also known as the Family Care Bill, into law at the Rock County Courthouse in Janesville today.  The bill requires that Family Care benefit and self-directed service options be provided in Rock County.

    “Wisconsinites deserve access to quality health care options, where they need it and when they need it,” Governor Walker said.  “Without the legislation we are signing here today, the residents of Rock County would have to wait until Family Care 2.0 is implemented to get the care they need.  This bill provides Rock County residents with a long-term care option that will improve patients' quality of life while also working to ensure they can remain as independent as possible.”

    Press Release | January 26, 2016

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  • Wisconsin Farm Named as 2016 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker congratulated Holsum Dairies of Hilbert today for being named the  2016 Innovative Dairy Farmer of the Year by the International Dairy Foods Association (IDFA) and Dairy Today magazine.

    “Agriculture is a major economic engine for Wisconsin, and dairy production is a vital component to our state’s economy, contributing $43.4 billion every year,” Governor Walker said.  “Our congratulations to Holsum Dairies of Hilbert.  It is great to have farms from America’s Dairyland receive national recognition for their innovation and success.” 

    Press Release | January 25, 2016

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  • Working for Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker Continues State of the State Tour by Visiting Schools in New Berlin, Fennimore, and New Richmond

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker continued his Working for Wisconsin: State of the State Tour today by visiting the School District of New Berlin, Southwest Wisconsin Technical College in Fennimore, and Indianhead Technical College in New Richmond.  At these schools, Governor Walker highlighted state investments in education, such as dual enrollment and college affordability, which will help to ensure the future success of the state.

    “Our investments in education are preparing future generations for successful careers in the 21st century,” Governor Walker said.  “We’ve invested an additional $3 million in dual enrollment programs to make sure our students possess the talents, skills, and knowledge they need for family-supporting jobs.  We have some of the best and brightest students in the nation, and opportunities like dual enrollment and Academic and Career Planning helps our students realize their specific talents, skills, and career goals.”

    Press Release | January 25, 2016

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