Developing Our Workforce: Governor Scott Walker Attends Wisconsin ProStart Invitational at the Midwest Foodservice Expo
Milwaukee – Governor Scott Walker attended the Wisconsin ProStart Invitational today, which is part of the Midwest Foodservice Expo. The ProStart Invitational is a culinary and restaurant management competition in which students have an opportunity to display the skills they have learned to succeed in the hospitality and food service industry. Governor Walker met with Wisconsin high school students and observed a culinary contest and business proposal competition.
“Perfecting the skills you need to excel in your chosen field is a recipe for real success,” Governor Walker said. “This program allows these talented students to get a head start in their careers with real world training, which will help fuel our state’s economy by taking foodservice to the next level.”
Baldwin – Today, Governor Scott Walker attended the annual Momentum West Luncheon with local officials and job creators in Baldwin. He discussed his Blueprint for Prosperity and economic development.
“As part of a rapidly changing, global economy, businesses must continually adapt and innovate to succeed in today’s marketplace,” Governor Walker said. “My Blueprint for Prosperity means more of your hard-earned tax dollars will stay here in Northwest Wisconsin to grow industries like tourism and agriculture. Together, we will continue fueling the economy and moving Wisconsin Forward.”
Madison – Governor Scott Walker signed Assembly Bill 277 today at the Wisconsin Bankers Association Capitol Day in Madison. Assembly Bill 277 passed the Assembly on a voice vote and passed the Senate 20-12; it is Act 136.
“Thank you to Representative Dave Craig (R-Big Bend) and Senator Rick Gudex (R-Fond du Lac) for their leadership on this bill, which further streamlines government and brings administrative rules up-to-date,” said Governor Walker.
Kenosha – Today, Governor Scott Walker joined members of the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha at the “Stars for Tomorrow” awards banquet. The event celebrates the club’s “Youth of the Year” and recognizes local businesses for their support of the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha.
“It is an honor to recognize all of the inspiring young people here tonight, as well as those in the community, who continue to empower the leaders of tomorrow,” Governor Walker said. “Congratulations to all receiving awards tonight, and thank you for providing children a strong foundation on which they can build to achieve success in the future.”
Whitehall – Governor Walker joined Ashley Furniture for the ribbon cutting of the company’s 80,000 square-foot addition to its reclining (motion) upholstery production facility in Whitehall.
“Ashley Furniture is an iconic Wisconsin brand, and I am proud of the continued success they’ve achieved by providing quality products, thanks to their hard-working, skilled workforce,” Governor Walker said. “Manufacturing is a vital component of our economy, and we will continue to cut taxes, streamline regulations, and invest in developing our workforce, so companies like Ashley can continue to lead our state’s economic recovery.”
Governor Scott Walker Announces Partnership Between State 529 College Savings Plan and Green Bay Packers
Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker announced the Green Bay Packers and Edvest are sponsoring the “Big Apple Giveaway” sweepstakes. One lucky student and their family will win a $10,529 Edvest college savings account and a trip to New Your City to announce the Green Bay Packers fourth-round draft choice.
“I am excited to see the State and the Green Bay Packers partnering together to raise awareness about the importance of saving for college,” Governor Walker said. “It just takes $25 to start an Edvest college savings account, but it begins an invaluable investment in your child’s future.”
Developing Our Workforce: Governor Scott Walker Attends Manufacturing Show at Chippewa Valley Technical College
Eau Claire – Governor Scott Walker attended the Manufacturing Show at Chippewa Valley Technical College’s Eau Claire campus today. The show is an open house for high school students to discover the educational and career possibilities available within manufacturing, as well as a chance for the general public to see the modern face of manufacturing.
“Manufacturing is leading our state’s economic recovery, and we need to encourage the next generation of workers by educating everyone about the great, family-supporting jobs available,” Governor Walker said. “These students are the future of our workforce; and by providing quality, highly technical training, we are setting them up for success and securing Wisconsin’s place among the top manufacturers in the country.”
Blueprint for Prosperity: Governor Scott Walker Hosts Brown Bag Stop at Enbridge Energy Partners’ Superior Terminal
Superior – Today, Governor Scott Walker stopped at Enbridge Energy Partners L.P. in Superior to discuss his Blueprint for Prosperity with employees and local officials.
“It’s great to travel the state and tour companies and hear how dramatically business has improved for them over the last few years,” Governor Walker said. “Not long ago, we faced record job losses and billion dollar deficits. Today, the future looks bright and I’m proud to share my Blueprint for Prosperity which will put more money into helping us continue the economic recovery.”
Governor Scott Walker to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry: Allow the Keystone XL Pipeline to Move Forward
Madison – Joining scores of employers, labor unions, workers, and consumers, Governor Scott Walker today sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to boost our economy and energy security by allowing the Keystone XL Pipeline to move forward.
Below are excerpts from Governor Walker’s letter:
The Keystone XL Pipeline will support over 42,000 jobs and $2 billion in wages for American workers in just two years. According to a recent study, in Wisconsin the project will provide more than 1,000 jobs over five years and nearly 9,000 jobs over 20 years. America’s Gross Domestic Product will grow by $20 billion as a result of the project.
Madison – A bipartisan group of Midwestern Governors selected Governor Scott Walker as the next Chair of the Midwestern Governors Association (MGA), with his term starting immediately. Kansas Governor Sam Brownback will serve as Vice-Chair. As part of the announcement, Governor Walker said his primarily focus as Chair will be on strengthening the propane supply chain.
“These past few months we learned that our propane supply can be as unpredictable as Mother Nature,” Governor Walker said. “As Chair of the MGA I intend to create a working group comprised of government leaders, industry leaders, and those working in and with the propane industry, to improve propane operations, enhance consumer awareness and strengthen industry preparedness. Although it is hard to even think about next winter when there is still snow on the ground in Wisconsin, many are expecting next year’s propane supply and demand issues to be equally challenging to the industry. It’s paramount that we bring people together to focus on solutions and find ways to mitigate several of these issues, such as increasing the number of propane tanks filled in summer instead of fall, and I’m very grateful my fellow Governors are interested in engaging in this issue with me.”