Press Releases


  • Working for Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker Discusses Property Tax Relief, Participates in Property Tax Relief Tour

    Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker traveled across the state to highlight the property tax relief included in his Blueprint for Prosperity and talk about the real savings families, seniors, farmers, and small business owners will see this year on their property tax bills.

    “Today, a typical homeowner will have a lower property tax bill in 2014 than they did 2010,” Governor Walker said.  “By putting more money back into the hands of the hard working taxpayers, they can continue to invest that money into our economy.  That is why I’m committed to continued property tax reform so property tax bills in 2018 will be even lower than they are today.”

    Press Release | December 17, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker Take Part in Menorah Lighting Ceremony

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker participated in a traditional Menorah lighting ceremony today, signaling the beginning of Chanukah (Hanukkah).  Leaders from the Jewish Community and students from Hillel Academy joined the Governor and First Lady at the Executive Residence for this celebration.

    “Lighting the Menorah today, and over the course of the next eight nights, serves to remind us of the power and courage that comes from faith,” Governor Walker said.  “On behalf of Tonette, Matt, and Alex, I wish everyone celebrating the Festival of Lights a very blessed and happy holiday.”

    Press Release | December 16, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Special Election for 20th Senate District

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker today announced a special election for the 20th State Senate District.  The following is a timeline for the special election:

    Press Release | December 16, 2014

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  • General Fund GAAP Deficit Drops Total of $1.6 Billion in Past Three Fiscal Years

    Madison – Strong fiscal management has led to another decrease for the State’s General Fund deficit according to the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report released today by the State Controller’s Office.  Based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the General Fund deficit has declined since Governor Walker took office in 2011, totaling a $1.6 billion decline over the past three fiscal years.  For Fiscal Year 2014, the GAAP deficit is approximately $1.3 billion.

    Governor Scott Walker issued the following statement about the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR):

    Press Release | December 16, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Delivers Remarks at Wisconsin Fast Forward Grant Announcement at Milwaukee Center for Independence, Inc.

    Milwaukee – Governor Scott Walker today delivered remarks at an event highlighting the Wisconsin Fast Forward grant of $99,125 to the Milwaukee Center for Independence.  This grant is intended to help train workers with disabilities and is a part of Governor Walker’s year of A Better Bottom Line initiative.

    “This year, one of our focuses has been investing in worker training,” Governor Walker said.  “A portion of these investments have been aimed at promoting employment of those with disabilities, as a party of our year of A Better Bottom Line initiative.  The Milwaukee Center for Independence is an excellent recipient of this grant, as its programs for children and adults with special needs is designed to support and assist them in becoming as independent as possible.” 

    Press Release | December 11, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Participates in the Waukesha County Business Alliance

    Waukesha – Today, Governor Scott Walker delivered the keynote address at the Key Industries for Wisconsin summit, organized by the Waukesha County Business Alliance and First Business Bank.  Business leaders and industry experts from around the state joined the Governor to discuss growing and sustaining Wisconsin economy through 2015 and beyond.

    “The abundance of natural resources and the work ethic of Wisconsinites make our state a tremendous place to do business, but to succeed in today’s global economy, companies need input and cooperation across multiple industries,” Governor Walker said.  “The industries represented here offer the chance to form partnerships spurring economic development to continue creating jobs and keep moving Wisconsin forward.”

    Press Release | December 11, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker Host Dane County Boys & Girls Club at Executive Residence

    Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker welcomed members of the Boys & Girls Club of Dane County to the Executive Residence to see the holiday decor.

    “The Boys & Girls Club has a huge impact of the lives of children across the state, giving them the tools they need to become great role models and build successful lives,” said Governor Walker.  “It is always a joy for us to welcome members of the Boys & Girls of Dane County Club to the Residence.” 

    Press Release | December 10, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Participates in Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Governor Scott Walker Lights the Capitol Christmas Tree

     Today, Governor Scott Walker kicked off the holiday season by lighting the State of Wisconsin Capitol Christmas Tree in the Capitol Rotunda.  Following the ceremony, Governor Walker joined members of the Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association for a reception.

    “Lighting the Capitol Christmas tree is a symbolic way to kick-off the holiday season and encourage people to visit our State Capitol building,” Governor Walker said.  “Students from across the state made the incredible ornaments with the theme Honoring Wisconsin’s Veterans, to remind us that the freedoms and blessings we enjoy this time of year would not be possible without the sacrifice of Wisconsin’s service men and women.”

    Press Release | December 5, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Attends Pearl Harbor Remembrance Ceremony

    King – Governor Scott Walker today visited the King Veterans Home and participated in a remembrance ceremony to pay tribute to veterans, in memory of the 73rd anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor.  He was joined by several veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack.

    “The attack on Pearl Harbor is certainly a day that shall ‘live in infamy,’” Governor Walker said.  “Today, we remember the courageous individuals who risked or gave their lives at Pearl Harbor in order to protect our freedom.  We bear in mind the heroism of the brave men and women of our Armed Forces, past and present, and the debt of gratitude we owe them for defending our nation and our freedom, not just today, but every day.”

    Press Release | December 5, 2014

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  • Governor Walker Participates in Northern Economic Development Summit

    Governor Walker Participates in Northern Economic Development Summit

    Minocqua – Governor Scott Walker today kicked off the eighth annual Northern Economic Development Summit.  The Northern Economic Development Summit is a two-day event held at The Waters of Minocqua Resort.

    “From tourism to manufacturing to forestry, the key industries which support the communities in the northern part of the state are important to the success of our economy as a whole,” Governor Walker said.  “The summit today provides us the opportunity to focus on ways to grow the economy with our partners in the local area businesses.  In better understanding the unique challenges and needs of these job creators, we are better able to serve them and ensure that the economy continues to grow and thrive in the north, and throughout Wisconsin.”

     

    Press Release | December 4, 2014

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