Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker announced the appointment of Brian Hagedorn as Court of Appeals Judge for District II. Hagedorn replaces Judge Richard Brown, who is retiring August 1 after 37 years on the bench.
“Brian Hagedorn is a person of integrity who has a deep commitment to service and a passion for the rule of law that will make him an excellent addition to the appellate bench,” said Governor Walker. “Brian has been a great asset during a transformative time in Wisconsin history, as we worked to bring big, bold reform to the state.”
Press Release | July 31, 2015Read More
Madison – Governor Scott Walker today announced a special election for the 99th Assembly District. The following is a timeline for the special election.
Press Release | July 29, 2015Read More
Madison – Wisconsin First Lady Tonette Walker released the following opinion piece, relating to her work with Fostering Futures to bring awareness to the issue of child abuse and neglect, and efforts to end the cycle so that all of our citizens may lead healthy and happy lives.
Press Release | July 28, 2015Read More
Madison – To honor and recognize the significant impact of the Americans with Disability Act, Governor Scott Walker has proclaimed Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) 25th Anniversary Day. The ADA was signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26, 1990.
“The Americans with Disabilities Act is a landmark piece of legislation,” Governor Walker said. “It protects people with disabilities against discrimination in the workforce, so they may enjoy the freedom and independence that come with employment. Here in Wisconsin, we celebrate what an incredible asset people with disabilities are as employees, with our Year of A Better Bottom Line initiative. We continue to invest in important programs such as Project SEARCH, as we remain focused on building opportunities so everyone who wants a good job, can get a good job.”
Madison – Governor Scott Walker today announced an appointment to the Eau Claire County Circuit Court Branch 1, naming attorney Brian H. Wright to fill the vacancy left by The Honorable Judge Kristina Bourget. Judge Bourget resigned on June 12, 2015.
“I am pleased to appoint Brian Wright to the position of Eau Claire County Judge,” said Governor Walker. “Brian has the intellect, integrity, and commitment to the rule of law that makes him an excellent choice to fill this role.”
Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced the following administrative staff changes today.
Madison – Governor Scott Walker today issued Executive Order #168 allowing Wisconsin National Guard members to carry weapons while on duty.
“Safety must be our top priority, especially in light of the horrific attack in Chattanooga,” Governor Walker said. “Allowing our National Guard members to carry weapons while on duty gives them the tools they need to serve and protect our citizens, as well as themselves. I am also directing Adjutant General Donald Dunbar to evaluate longer-term plans to ensure the safety of our service members.”
Press Release | July 21, 2015Read More
Madison – Governor Scott Walker attended EAA AirVenture Oshkosh 2015 today at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh. The annual event attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors and more than 10,000 aircraft from more than 60 countries across the globe.
“EAA AirVenture is something I look forward to attending every year,” Governor Walker said. “It’s a fun, exciting event for Wisconsin, and it’s great for our tourism industry. EAA AirVenture has an annual economic impact of more than $110 million on the state and local economy, attracting people from all over the world to our great state to one of the best aviation events in the world.”
Press Release | July 20, 2015Read More
Madison – Governor Scott Walker signed three bills into law today at Fox Valley Technical College in Oshkosh.
Press Release | July 20, 2015Read More
Madison – Governor Scott Walker today ordered flags lowered in honor of Marine Sergeant A. Carson Holmquist, a Wisconsin native killed in a shooting at an operational support center operated by the U.S. Navy in Chattanooga, TN.
“Tonette and I send our thoughts and prayers to the family and friends of all of those affected by this senseless act of violence,” Governor Walker said. “We honor the memory of Sergeant Carson Holmquist, and we will never forget the courage and sacrifice he displayed serving this great country.”
Press Release | July 17, 2015Read More