Burlington – Governor Scott Walker provided remarks and joined in celebrating Burlington’s 30th Annual “ChocolateFest” today. ChocolateFest is an annual festival hosted in Burlington, also known as “Chocolate City U.S.A.,” dedicated to the celebration of all things chocolate.
Madison – Governor Scott Walker appointed Kent Hoffman to Branch 2 and Daniel Borowski to Branch 5 of the Sheboygan County Circuit Court today. Hoffman was appointed to fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable Timothy Van Akkeren. Borowski will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of the Honorable James Bolgert, effective August 1, 2016.
“Kent Hoffman has had a distinguished career as a public defender and prosecutor,” says Governor Walker. “His strong commitments to public service, criminal justice, and the rule of law will serve the Sheboygan community and Circuit Court well.”
Madison – Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today in anticipation for Memorial Day on Monday:
For the citizens of our state and nation, Memorial Day represents the beginning of summer, and while it is a day for spending times with loved ones, it’s important we remember the true meaning of this holiday. Every day in the United States, brave men and women make the decision to serve and protect their country by joining the Armed Forces. On Memorial Day, we commemorate those who paid the ultimate price for our safety by laying down their lives. May God bless those who died while safeguarding our freedoms in the United States Armed Forces - their dedication, courage, and honor will never be forgotten.
Madison – Governor Scott Walker proclaimed Sunday, May 29, 2016, as College Savings Day to increase awareness among Wisconsin families about important resources available to them as they consider saving for their children’s – or their own – higher education expenses. The proclamation coincides with “529 College Savings Day,” which is sponsored by the College Savings Plan Network.
“In Wisconsin, we have worked to make higher education more accessible and affordable by freezing tuition and passing important changes through our College Affordability Legislative Package,” said Governor Walker. “On May 29th, it’s important to highlight Wisconsin’s 529 savings program through Wisconsin’s Edvest and Tomorrow’s Scholar plans, which are important resources for families saving for college.”
Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker announced the appointment of Ivan Gamboa as Chair of the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA). Former Chair of WHEDA, Corey Hoze, submitted his letter of resignation to the Governor on Thursday, May 26, 2016, and Mr. Gamboa’s appointment is effective today.
“Ivan Gamboa possesses the experience and expertise necessary to serve Wisconsin as Chair of WHEDA,” Governor Walker said. “With his extensive leadership experience at the Tri City National Bank as well as serving on numerous commissions, we know Mr. Gamboa will lead WHEDA with the knowledge and dedication to benefit the taxpayers of our great state. I thank Corey Hoze for his leadership on WHEDA and for his service to Wisconsin. We wish him well in his future endeavors.”
Governor Walker Highlights Law Enforcement Leadership at Badger State Sheriffs’ Association Quarterly Training Conference
Green Bay – Governor Scott Walker spoke to members of the Badger State Sheriffs’ Association today to discuss the importance of leadership and law enforcement in Wisconsin communities.
“Providing law enforcement leadership with the tools they need to administer public safety services is crucial as we work to safeguard our communities,” Governor Walker said. “The safety of our state is our top priority, and we will continue to invest in law enforcement and public safety efforts, such as domestic violence and victim assistance, in order to protect all Wisconsin citizens, but especially our most vulnerable.”
Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced today that Jennifer Grimes, from the Division of Transportation System Development in the Department of Transportation, was the winner of the 2016 Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award.
“This award is given in honor of Virginia Hart, our state’s first female cabinet member,” Governor Walker said. “It recognizes Wisconsin’s exceptional women whose contributions to the state have a significant impact. Today, we recognize Jennifer Grimes and thank her for her dedicated service to the state of Wisconsin through her role at the Division of Transportation System Development.”
Merrill – Governor Scott Walker joined city officials, local representatives, and the Merrill Airport Commission today at a ribbon cutting and dedication ceremony for the new airport terminal at Merrill Municipal Airport.
“The new and modern airport terminal here at the Merrill Municipal Airport will undoubtedly serve as a major benefit to local businesses and municipalities across the region,” Governor Walker said. “The new terminal not only demonstrates our continued commitment to improving infrastructure across Wisconsin, it also equips the Merrill Municipal Airport with the resources and space needed to handle the growing commerce needs of the area.”
Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced today the city of Fitchburg has been awarded a Transportation Economic Assistance (TEA) grant. The $1 million award represents the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT) contribution to extend Commerce Park Drive southward and construct at its southern end an east-west roadway to be known as Sub-Zero Parkway.
“This investment in infrastructure allows Sub-Zero Group, Inc. to expand their current facilities and create new jobs here in Wisconsin,” Governor Walker said. “With the help of the Department of Transportation and Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation in the form of TEA grants and tax credits, Sub-Zero plans to create an additional 300 jobs.”
Press Release | May 25, 2016Read More
Governor Walker Releases Video to Encourage Participation In “If You See Something, Say Something TM” Campaign
Madison – Governor Scott Walker joined State Superintendent of the Department of Public Instruction Tony Evers, Major General Donald Dunbar, and Hartland Police Chief Robert Rosch to stress the continued importance of the “If You See Something, Say Something TM” campaign to students in Wisconsin.
“We all play a role in keeping our communities safe,” Governor Walker said. “The ‘See Something, Say Something’ campaign instructs and empowers Wisconsin citizens to take an active role in protecting our state. We will continue to work with the Department of Homeland Security to protect our state by encouraging all Wisconsinites to pay close attention to their surroundings and report any suspicious activity to local law enforcement.”
Press Release | May 25, 2016Read More