Governor Walker continues to work for Wisconsin taxpayers.
1. Vice President Pence Talks Tax Reform in Waukesha
— Vice President Pence (@VP) September 28, 2017
Governor Walker joined Vice President Pence at Weldall Manufacturing, a heavy-duty welding and fabrication company, on Thursday for a tour and roundtable discussion on President Trump’s tax reform plan.
— Governor Walker (@GovWalker) September 29, 2017
The event took place following the announcement that Wisconsin’s overall tax burden as a percentage of personal income, is now below the national average. Wisconsin’s ranking among the 50 states is the best in more than 50 years, according to data recently released from the United States Census Bureau reporting on state tax burdens for 2015.
2. Governor Walker Introduces His Small Business Agenda
Governor Scott Walker and Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch hosted Wisconsin small business owners, executives, and entrepreneurs in roundtable discussions in Rothschild last Tuesday at the seventh annual Governor’s Small Business Summit. Governor Walker began hosting the event his first year in office to ensure business owners and government officials can directly engage each other and discuss opportunities for developing Wisconsin’s successful business climate. Governor Walker also announced his Small Business Agenda, a four-step approach to helping and strengthening Wisconsin small businesses.
3. Youth Apprenticeships Supported Across Wisconsin
It's Youth Apprenticeship Day in WI! Looking forward to highlighting workforce development initiatives! pic.twitter.com/nwKOX7gwEK
— Governor Walker (@GovWalker) September 26, 2017
Governor Scott Walker joined Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Secretary Ray Allen to celebrate Youth Apprenticeship (YA) Day with visits to both Bradley Tech High School in Milwaukee and Amery High School in Amery. Governor Walker proclaimed September 26 as Youth Apprenticeship Day in Wisconsin in support of efforts to get students engaged in career pathways and programs to ensure a robust talent pipeline for generations to come.
Under Governor Walker, funding for the Youth Apprenticeship program has more than doubled since 2012, from $1.6 million to $3.2 million in 2016. This past June, the Governor announced a record $3.9 million in Youth Apprenticeship state grants which will serve 4,300 students across Wisconsin.
4. Wisconsin Celebrates the Red Arrow Division and Air National Guard
Governor and First Lady Walker proudly hosted the Red Arrow Division and Air National Guard with the Wisconsin National Guard at the Executive Residence on Sunday. Festivities included great food, cold drinks, and live music.