Press Releases


  • Forte Research Systems to Accelerate its Growth

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker today announced that Forte Research Systems Inc., a Madison-based company that develops clinical research software, has received a $550,000 state loan to help accelerate its growth, part of an investment plan expected to create 55 jobs over the next three years.

    Forte, a growing company that has experienced a rise in the number of larger clients it serves, is responding to the increased demand for its systems with extended capabilities and new offerings. The company has become an industry leader in academic clinical research sites and has attracted the attention of other stakeholders in the clinical research industry.

    Press Release | September 2, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Participates in First Day of School Bell Ringing

    Milwaukee – Today, Governor Scott Walker joined students, teachers, and members of the Milwaukee Public School District in the first day of school bell ringing ceremony.

    “Our state has some of the best and brightest minds in the country and it’s always exciting seeing these motivated young minds return to school, eager to learn,” Governor Walker said.  “Making sure every child in Wisconsin has access to a quality education remains a top priority for my administration, and I’m proud to say that our students are among the top academic performers in the nation.”

    Press Release | September 2, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Delivers Remarks at Nation of Patriots’ Patriot Tour Homecoming Ceremony

    Beaver Dam – Governor Scott Walker delivered remarks today at the Nation of Patriots’ Patriot Tour Homecoming Ceremony in Beaver Dam.  The Patriot Tour is a journey, which spans 100 days and covers 48 states, taking place every year starting Memorial Day weekend and concluding Labor Day weekend.  This trip across the nation is in honor and remembrance of our past, present, and fallen American service members.

    “The courageous men and women who serve our country warrant our sincere respect and gratitude,” Governor Walker said.  “They’ve sacrificed their time, talents, and in some cases, have paid the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom with their lives.  We honor these selfless individuals every day, and the Nation of Patriots’ Patriot Tour is an excellent event throughout the country that demonstrates our pride, thanks, and support for our military and veterans.”

    Press Release | August 30, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Appoints Jackson County Judge

    Madison –Today, Governor Scott Walker appointed Anna Becker to serve as judge of the Jackson County Circuit Court, replacing recently retired Judge Thomas Lister.

    “Anna Becker will make a superb judge,” said Governor Walker.  “Her breadth of experience, significant involvement with the community, and firm commitment to the rule of law will be of immense value to Jackson County.”

    Press Release | August 28, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Delivers Remarks at Governor’s Traffic Safety Conference

    Green Bay – Today, Governor Scott Walker delivered remarks at the 40th annual Governor’s Conference on Traffic Safety.  The theme for this year’s conference, which brings together state and local officials, industry leaders, and stakeholders, is “Takin’ it to the Streets” with the goal of changing the traffic safety culture in Wisconsin.

    “Our goal is zero deaths on Wisconsin roads,” said Governor Walker.  “This event is a great opportunity to bring everyone to the table and continue our work to improve traffic safety in Wisconsin. Together, we can build upon our successful efforts to expand and enhance traffic safety initiatives and work to reduce the number of lives lost on our roads.”

    Press Release | August 27, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Attends Walworth County Fair Grand Opening Ceremony

    Elkhorn – Governor Scott Walker today welcomed Wisconsinites and visitors to the 165th Annual Walworth County Fair, located in Elkhorn.  The fair runs August 27th through September 1st and coincides with the celebration of The Wisconsin 4-H Foundation’s 100-year anniversary. 

    “Wisconsin fairs are the perfect opportunity to experience all that the state has to offer,” Governor Walker said.  “With delicious food, talented artists, truck and tractor pulls, a demolition derby, and other events and activities for kids of all ages, the Walworth County Fair is fun for the whole family.  It is also an ideal occasion to recognize and celebrate Wisconsin’s 4-H Foundation, founded here in Walworth County 100 years ago.  In the past century, 4-H has made a tremendous impact on the lives of countless children, providing the opportunity for youth to pursue excellence in the areas of leadership, citizenship, and life-skills, thus helping transform the youth of today into the leaders of tomorrow.”

    Press Release | August 27, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Attends The Water Council's Small Business Forward Initiative Announcement

    Milwaukee – Governor Scott Walker joined the announcement of the partnership between The Water Council and JPMorgan Chase & Co. to invest a grant of $225,000 in water technology with the help of the Small Business Forward initiative. Over the next five years, JPMorgan Chase & Co. will provide $30 million in grants to support small business clusters throughout the nation that aid in stimulating certain industries.

    “I applaud JPMorgan Chase & Co. for the insight to invest in The Water Council and Wisconsin’s water industry,” Governor Walker said.  “With over 15,000 lakes within the state’s boundaries and fresh water forming three of our borders, Wisconsin is growing as a water technology leader. Investing in water technology industries will only continue to increase Wisconsin’s competitiveness as a global water hub.”

    Press Release | August 25, 2014

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  • Year of a Better Bottom Line: Governor Scott Walker Congratulates Project SEARCH Graduates

    Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker congratulated eight Project SEARCH graduates on completing internship rotations at UW Hospital and the William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital in Madison. Project SEARCH is a one-year transition program for young adults with disabilities, who are in their last year of high school.  It offers the interns the opportunity to learn transferable, marketable job skills, which helps them secure employment after high school.  Governor Walker supported the expansion of Project SEARCH under his year of A Better Bottom Line initiative.

    Press Release | August 22, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Eleven UW Entrepreneurs Selected for Ideadvance Seed Fund

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker today announced that the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the University of Wisconsin-Extension Center for Technology Commercialization (CTC) have selected 11 additional grantees from UW faculty, staff and student teams to receive up to $25,000 each through the Ideadvance Seed Fund

    Press Release | August 22, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Plan to Help Fill Propane Tanks Early for 25,000 Households through State Heating Program

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker is encouraging citizens who use propane to heat their homes to fill their fuel tanks early this season.  In addition, State energy officials are reaching out to 25,000 households across Wisconsin that participate in the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP) to help fill their propane tanks before cold weather sets in.  

    Press Release | August 22, 2014

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