This week, Governor Walker announced his new Workforce Agenda, titled “Men and Women at Work.” The Agenda is a comprehensive plan to develop, enhance, and maintain the quality workforce Wisconsin is known for.
He also signed 36 bills into law, kicked off the holiday season by participating in the 100th Capitol Christmas tree lighting, and visited the Wisconsin National Guard for their 128th deployment ceremony to wish them a safe and successful deployment.
1. Men and Women at Work: Wisconsin’s New Workforce Agenda
Governor Walker announced his new Workforce Agenda titled “Men and Women at Work” at the 4th annual Future Wisconsin Summit in Madison and called on the Legislature to approve $6.8 million for a targeted campaign to attract veterans, young professionals, and University of Wisconsin alumni to live and work in Wisconsin. The overall Workforce Agenda focuses on enhancing Wisconsin’s workforce, removing barriers to work, and meeting the state’s current and future workforce needs.
2. Governor Walker Signs 36 Bills Into Law
Governor Scott Walker signed thirty-six bills into law on Thursday at the Wisconsin State Capitol. Information on each of these bills can be found here: Link.
3. Wisconsin Capitol’s 100th Anniversary Christmas Tree Is Lit
Governor Walker lit the Capitol’s 100th Anniversary Christmas tree on Friday in a ceremony at the Wisconsin State Capitol. The tree is decorated with ornaments handmade by students across the state with this year’s theme, The Capitol’s 100th Birthday.
The Capitol Christmas tree is selected every year from donation requests on a first come, first serve basis. The tree must be a balsam fir approximately 35-55 feet tall. The 2017 Capitol Christmas tree is a 40-foot balsam fir from the Town of Emery and was donated by Jim Ryf.
4. Send Off Ceremony
— Governor Walker (@GovWalker) December 2, 2017
Governor Walker joined the Wisconsin National Guard at the 128th deployment ceremony in Milwaukee on Saturday to express gratitude and Godspeed to the troops.
As you spend time with those you love most this holiday season, we hope you will take the opportunity to think of our service members and their families, who may not get to spend the holidays together this year. Today, and every day, we thank them from the bottom of our hearts for the sacrifices they make to keep us safe and free, and we look forward to their safe return home to their loved ones.