Madison – Governor Scott Walker today announced he has directed state leaders to take action to implement emergency preparedness measures aimed at protecting the public in case of the potential spread of the Ebola virus to Wisconsin. There are no confirmed cases of Ebola in Wisconsin, and no tests have been conducted or are pending due to suspected cases.
“Here in Wisconsin, we take protecting the public from a potential health crisis very seriously,” Governor Walker said. “We are taking these steps because, while we hope for the best, we must be prepared for the worst. Prevention is key to stopping the spread of any illness. ”
Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker appointed Andrea Nodolf as Dunn County District Attorney, replacing outgoing District Attorney James Peterson, who was recently elected Circuit Court Judge.
“Andrea Nodolf is a proven District Attorney with a strong track record,” said Governor Walker. “Her experience, knowledge, and demonstrated skill as a prosecutor make her highly qualified for this role.”
Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker appointed Michael Aprahamian to serve as judge of branch nine of the Waukesha County Circuit Court, replacing outgoing Judge Donald Hassin, Jr.
“Michael has a proven record as an outstanding attorney and will make an incredible judge,” said Governor Walker. “I look forward to seeing the contributions his intellect, demeanor and commitment to the rule of law make to the Waukesha County bench.”
Green Bay – Today, Governor Scott Walker joined local partners to formally unveil the Bay Link Manufacturing lab at Green Bay West High School. The lab is part of a dual-enrollment program designed to give students experiences and skills that local employers are seeking, all while gaining both high school and college credit. Students in the program work with private manufacturing partners to design high-tech systems and complete projects in industrial welding, machine fabrication, and metals.
“The manufacturing industry is growing and thriving in Wisconsin, and there is no better time than during Manufacturing Month to highlight the Bay Link Manufacturing learning lab and recognize the partnerships between the Green Bay Area Public School District, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, and the NEW Manufacturing Alliance,” said Governor Walker. “Programs and facilities like Bay Link Manufacturing prepare students for entering the workforce by providing real-world training making them attractive to employers throughout Wisconsin and teaches them skills that they can take with them throughout their career.”
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Madison – Today, Governor Walker delivered remarks to leaders and innovators in bioscience at the BioForward’s 2014 Bioscience Vision Summit. The theme of this year’s summit is “Growth by Association,” highlighting the importance of opportunities to collaborate and share helpful information and best practices.
“Bioscience is an important, growing driver of Wisconsin’s economy,” said Governor Walker. “We are leading the nation in several bioscience-related growth areas, including job gains in bioscience fields, and university investments in bioscience research and development. This forward-thinking industry offers exciting potential for job creators and job seekers, and its only getting better.”
Germantown – Governor Scott Walker applauded Airgas, Inc. for achievements in job growth and production at the company’s ribbon cutting ceremony for a new, 250,000-square-foot distribution and office services center in Germantown today. Airgas, a major supplier of gases, safety, and welding equipment, is moving operations into a new, expanded facility, which will double the size of its previous facility. With this expansion, Airgas has created 20 new jobs and is expected to add an additional 60 positions by 2016.
“It’s always a great day in Wisconsin when we can come together and celebrate a great company that is growing and prospering,” Governor Walker said. “The decision by Airgas to expand and invest in Wisconsin is great news for our economy and demonstrates that Wisconsin is indeed a favorable business climate. It is also a great testament to the dedicated, and dependable, skilled workforce we have in this state, which drives our economy.”
Milwaukee – Today, Governor Scott Walker participated in the second annual Wisconsin Cyber Security Summit. The summit brings together national and international cyber security experts to discuss and provide guidance on how states, businesses and individuals can better protect against cyber-attacks.
“The State of Wisconsin takes cyber security very seriously,” said Governor Walker. “We continually work to improve upon and strengthen our cyber security systems and proactively guard against ever-changing attacks. Cyber security is everyone’s responsibility and this summit is an important opportunity to identify top priorities for agencies and businesses to ensure they are well protected and prepared for any and all cyber-attacks.”
Governor Scott Walker Presents Awards for Heroism and Exceptional Service at State Patrol Special Awards Ceremony
Madison – Governor Scott Walker today honored and celebrated the outstanding conduct of Wisconsin State Patrol troopers and others who have demonstrated exemplary service, including acts that saved lives, at a ceremony at the State Capitol in Madison today.
“These honorees have demonstrated professionalism and courage, bravery and compassion,” Governor Walker said. “Their dedicated service, and the character demonstrated by their actions, shows what incredible men and women we have serving in the Wisconsin State Patrol. These awards recognize those who go above and beyond their duty, placed themselves in harm’s way, sustained injury, or gave their life protecting others.”
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Oshkosh – Governor Scott Walker made a stop at Bemis Healthcare Packaging, a global leader in the design and manufacture of medical device and pharmaceutical packaging, to take part in the groundbreaking of a $25 million expansion project that is expected to create 160 new jobs.
“I am very pleased that a global company with facilities in 13 states and 11 countries has decided to grow in Wisconsin after reviewing several options for expansion,” said Governor Scott Walker. “Bemis’ decision reaffirms what I hear from business leaders every day: Wisconsin’s skilled workforce and pro-business climate make it the ideal place to start, relocate or expand a business.”
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Mosinee – Governor Scott Walker made a stop in Mosinee today to celebrate a new expansion planned at Arow Global, a leading manufacturer of window systems for buses and recreational vehicles. The project is expected to create 63 new jobs and retain 143 existing ones.
“Arow Global’s decision to expand in Wisconsin is another indication of the continued strength we’re seeing in the manufacturing industry as we continue to create jobs and grow the economy,” said Governor Scott Walker. “Over the last 3 and a half years, the state has added nearly 30,000 manufacturing jobs—in large part because the policies we implemented have created a positive business climate encouraging companies like Arow Global to stay and grow in Wisconsin.”
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