Cashton – Governor Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 448 today at Cashton Farm Supply. The bill ensures agriculture businesses investing in new technology and modern facilities will benefit from the sales and use tax exemption and encourages growth in Wisconsin’s $59 billion agriculture industry.
“Agriculture is one of Wisconsin’s premier industries, and I am proud of the advancements and innovations we're seeing among agriculture businesses,” Governor Walker said. “With this legislation, Wisconsin will continue to be a national leader in farming, supporting the use of new technology, as well as investments in new manufacturing equipment and building expansions. This law is another common-sense example of our ongoing effort to reform and update state regulations to encourage economic development and government effectiveness. ”
Press Release | April 17, 2014Read More
Governor Scott Walker Declares Energy Emergency in Response to Continuing Cold Temperatures and Need for Propane
Madison – Governor Scott Walker declared a ten-day energy emergency in response to the continuing cold temperatures and the ongoing demand for propane. The declaration allows propane delivery vehicles to exceed special weight limits in Wisconsin related to propane transportation, particularly for the limits imposed on the state's local roads during the spring thaw.
“The health and safety of our citizens is our number one priority, and this step allows the efficient transportation of fuel to the areas most in need,” Governor Walker said. “Since last fall, we have been working to help lessen the burden of the propane shortage on Wisconsin. We know the burden isn’t over for our friends and loved ones who rely on propane to heat their homes and businesses during this long heating season.”
Press Release | April 17, 2014Read More
Milwaukee – Governor Scott Walker signed three bills in law today, strengthening laws against domestic violence and adding protections for domestic abuse victims. Assembly Bill 464, Assembly Bill 176, and Senate Bill 160 were all signed in Milwaukee at Zimmerman Architectural Studios, the firm designing the new Family Justice Center building. Survivors of domestic violence and family members of victims joined Governor Walker at the bill signing.
“Every year in Wisconsin, thousands of people, mostly women, seek help from law enforcement and the legal system, because they believe someone they have a relationship with, may harm them,” Governor Walker said. “These laws empower the system that serves them, so we can do better in protecting the victims, and potential victims, of domestic abuse and connect them with crucial services, when they need our help the most.”
Madison – Today, the State of Wisconsin Building Commission approved several key projects across the state including, but not limited to:
Madison – Governor Scott Walker signed 55 bills into law today at the Wisconsin State Capitol.
Oshkosh – DealerFire, an Oshkosh-based custom automotive web design and internet marketing firm, is relocating its corporate headquarters to a renovated historic building in the city’s downtown, a move that is expected to create more than 100 jobs.
“This is a key development for the City of Oshkosh on two fronts. Not only will this project mean more jobs for the region, but redeveloping this historic building will result in a more vibrant downtown, which is good for the entire city,” said Governor Scott Walker.
Sturgeon Bay – Today, Governor Scott Walker spoke with business owners and community leaders at the Door County Economic Development Corporation meeting in Sturgeon Bay.
“From agriculture to manufacturing, shipbuilding to tourism, Door County plays a vital role in Wisconsin’s economy,” Governor Walker said. “To support the economy in Door County and throughout the state, we have replaced billion-dollar deficits and double-digit tax hikes with a $911 million dollar surplus and nearly $2 billion dollars in tax relief. Together, we continue moving Wisconsin forward.”
Milwaukee – Today, Governor Scott Walker signed Assembly Bill 768, increasing public safety in Wisconsin and allowing Marquette University to create a campus police department.
“Marquette University has a proven track record of deterring crime and ensuring the safety of students,” said Governor Walker. “This bill will allow for continued partnership between the university and the Milwaukee Police Department and is a great example of cooperation between the state, local government and the private sector.”
Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker released the following statement commemorating the anniversary of Thomas Jefferson’s 261st birthday.
Today, we remember Thomas Jefferson, a leading figure in America’s founding, whose words that all men are created equal continue to define and inspire our nation. Jefferson will forever be remembered as the author of the Declaration of Independence and for dedicating his life to service for his country.
Press Release | April 13, 2014Read More
New Richmond – Governor Scott Walker visited the new Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin location in New Richmond today. The Cancer Center is a collaborative effort among area medical providers who partnered to offer the best possible patient care for people battling cancer.
“The Cancer Center of Western Wisconsin is an example of an incredible partnership between the six hospitals in the area,” said Governor Walker. “This collaboration is an innovative approach, which affords cancer patients the convenience of the location that works best for them. I enjoyed the experience of touring the facilities, speaking with staff and seeing all they have to offer.”
Press Release | April 11, 2014Read More