Press Releases


  • Governor Walker Announces $3.2 Million in Youth Apprenticeship State Grants at United Pride Dairy, LLC

    Phillips – Governor Scott Walker joined United Pride Dairy, LLC leaders and employees today in Phillips to announce statewide Youth Apprenticeship (YA) grants totaling $3.2 million. The grants are awarded to 32 regional consortiums across Wisconsin for the 2016-17 school year.

    “The key to Wisconsin’s future success rests in our ability to provide the next generation of workers with the practical skills they need to succeed,” Governor Walker said. “That’s why we continue to make investments in workforce development programs like Youth Apprenticeship and Dual Enrollment.”

    Press Release | June 29, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Tours Quad/Graphics’ Digital Print Supercenter

    Pewaukee – Governor Scott Walker joined Quad/Graphics leaders and employees this afternoon in touring their facility in Pewaukee. Quad/Graphics has deep roots in Wisconsin reaching back 45 years and, today is a leading global provider of print and marketing services.

    “It’s great to celebrate all of Quad/Graphics accomplishments over the years and thank them for their significant investment in Wisconsin’s economy and workforce,” Governor Walker said. “Since 2010, they’ve contributed more than $200 million in capital investments and created more than 2,000 jobs here in Wisconsin. Quad/Graphics is a great asset to our state, and we can’t wait to see all they accomplish as we continue to move Wisconsin forward.”

    Press Release | June 27, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Participates in Inauguration of the Hindu Temple of Wisconsin Expansion

    Pewaukee – Governor Scott Walker joined community members and presidents of the Hindu Temple of Wisconsin today at the inauguration ceremony of their temple expansions.

    “The Hindu Temple of Wisconsin has been a model of volunteerism and service for nearly two decades,” Governor Walker said. “The expansions here in Pewaukee will allow members of the Hindu community to continue long-held traditions of aiding the underprivileged and promoting unity among the various faith communities throughout Wisconsin.”

    Press Release | June 25, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Attends 72nd Annual AMVETS Convention

    Green Bay – Governor Scott Walker addressed Wisconsin veterans today at the 72nd annual AMVETS Convention, which was held at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay. This year’s convention runs from June 24 – June 26.

    “The brave men and women who serve in our United States Armed Forces not only deserve our utmost respect and gratitude but also our help transitioning to life back home in Wisconsin when they’ve completed their service,” Governor Walker said. “They risked their lives to protect us, and it’s only fitting we do all we can to assist and support our veterans. We thank the Wisconsin AMVETS for their continued commitment to serving veterans across the nation and right here in our great state.”

    Press Release | June 24, 2016

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  • Wisconsin Continues to Push Back on Federal Intrusion into Health Care

    Madison — Governor Scott Walker today asked the Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance, Ted Nickel, to respond to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposal to choose health insurance plans for Wisconsin consumers through an “auto-enrollment process.” Commissioner Nickel’s letter to the Director of CMS and Marketplace Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Counihan, is attached.

    “When Obamacare passed, President Obama promised Americans they could keep their doctor and they could keep their health insurer. We know that hasn’t turned out to be true. Now the federal government wants to force consumers to enroll in a health insurance plan they didn’t choose, while at the same time sending their sensitive private financial information to the health insurance company without their express permission,” Governor Walker said. “Apparently forcing Americans to buy health insurance through individual mandates wasn’t enough, now the federal government wants to pick the consumer’s plan for them.”

    Press Release | June 24, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Addresses Wisconsin Fire Chiefs in Green Bay

    Green Bay – Governor Scott Walker delivered a keynote address today at the opening ceremony of the 88th annual Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs’ Association Conference. The conference brings around 400 fire chiefs throughout Wisconsin together for a weekend of speakers and workshops.

    “When a fire breaks out, Wisconsin’s firefighters do not hesitate to respond and protect the property and lives of our citizens,” Governor Walker said. “This conference allows our firefighters to collaborate and learn about newer, safer ways to prevent and put out fires.”

    Press Release | June 24, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Addresses Students at 2016 American Legion Auxiliary Badger Girls State

    Oshkosh – This evening, Governor Scott Walker will address young women from across the state nominated to attend the 73rd session of American Legion Auxiliary Badger Girls State. Students selected to attend are grouped into cities and counties to form a “51st state,” and have the ability to elect their own representatives and learn what it takes to run their city, county, and state.

    “Badger Girls State is a unique experience that gives young women from throughout Wisconsin a fun, first-hand experience running city, county, and state government,” Governor Walker said. “Learning in the classroom is obviously very important for the academic development of Wisconsin students, but there’s also something to be said about opportunities like Badger Girls State, which allow them to take that knowledge and apply it in real life situations.”

    Press Release | June 23, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Unconstitutional Executive Lawmaking

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker released a statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision.

    Press Release | June 23, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Presents 2016 Trailblazer Awards to Women Business Leaders

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker recognized Wisconsin business leaders today at the 2016 Governor’s Trailblazer Awards for Women in Business ceremony. The awards highlight the rich legacy of women-owned businesses throughout the state of Wisconsin.

    “Women business owners continue to serve as important role models for potential job creators across the state,” Governor Walker said. “Wisconsin’s history of women-owned businesses is long-standing, and they are a key component to the economic success of our state.”

    Press Release | June 22, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Announces Finalists for Wisconsin Supreme Court

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker today announced three finalists for the Wisconsin Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice David Prosser’s retirement.

    Press Release | June 22, 2016

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