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  • Governor Walker Announces Kentucky Elk Arrive in Jackson County for Wisconsin Elk Reintroduction Program

    Madison – Elk from Kentucky have reached their new home near Black River Falls in the first year of elk reintroduction efforts in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife and a number of other key partners.

    “This is a great day for Wisconsin as our effort to re-establish the elk population in Wisconsin takes the next step,” Governor Walker said.  “We look forward to having a healthy and thriving elk herd, which will help boost tourism and, in turn, grow the economy.” 

    Press Release | March 26, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Issues Executive Order to Lower Flags in Honor of Trooper Trevor Casper

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker issued Executive Order #154 today ordering the United States flag and State of Wisconsin flag to be flown at half-staff in honor of Trooper Trevor Casper, who was killed in the line of duty Tuesday.  Governor Scott Walker released the following statement:

    Today, we recognize Trooper Trevor Casper for his heroism and remember his dedication to his community.  Trooper Casper served the state faithfully and died protecting fellow citizens from harm.  To honor his selflessness and sacrifice, the flags of the United States and the State of Wisconsin will be flown at half-staff.  Tonette and I are keeping Trevor’s family and friends in our thoughts and prayers. 

    Press Release | March 26, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Issues Proclamation for “Medal of Honor Day”

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker today issued a proclamation declaring Wednesday, March 25 as “Medal of Honor Day” across the state of Wisconsin.  This national celebration recognizes individuals who have received a Congressional Medal of Honor for their sacrifice and service to our nation.

    “Today, we keep in our thoughts and prayers the courageous men and women who have served or currently serve our country, putting themselves in harm’s way in order to protect our freedom,” Governor Walker said.  “We specifically keep in mind those who have distinguished themselves by going above and beyond the call of duty and received the prestigious Medal of Honor.  Wisconsin is home to 63 recipients of the Medal of Honor, including my friend and fellow Harley rider, Gary Wetzel, and we are incredibly proud of their valor and grateful for their dedicated service to our state and our nation.”

    Press Release | March 25, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on the Passing of Trooper Trevor Casper

    Madison –Today, Governor Scott Walker released the following statement on the passing of Trooper Trevor Casper, who was killed in the line of duty Tuesday evening.

    Trooper Trevor Casper was killed while bravely serving his community and doing his duty to keep our citizens safe.  Tonette and I are praying for Trooper Casper's family and our thoughts are with them and the broader law enforcement community at this difficult time.

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    Press Release | March 25, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Signs Senate Bills 6 and 13

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker recently signed two bills into law.

    Senate Bill 6 – signed into law on Wednesday, clarifies the authority of the Legislative Audit Bureau (LAB) and allows the LAB to access the Government Accountability Board’s (GAB) records, so that it may conduct a full, complete, and accurate audit.  The Joint Legislative Audit Committee authored the bill, which passed the Senate and Assembly on a voice vote.  The bill is Act 2.

    Senate Bill 13 – signed into law today, removes the burden on small businesses supplying medical oxygen by establishing an alternative licensure program through the Pharmacy Examining Board.  The license ensures measures are in place to protect consumers who rely on medical oxygen.  This bill will put medical oxygen distributors and manufacturers of Wisconsin in compliance with federal standards to ensure these companies are capable of receiving federal Medicare reimbursement.  Representative Dale Kooyenga (R-Brookfield) and Senator Paul Farrow (R-Pewaukee) authored this legislation which passed the Senate on a voice vote and was concurred on by the Assembly on a voice vote; it is Act 3.

    Press Release | March 23, 2015

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