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  • Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement Congratulating Oshkosh Corporation

    Madison – Governor Walker today released the following statement congratulating Oshkosh Corporation for the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle contract awarded them by the U.S. Army:

    “Oshkosh Corporation has a rich history of innovation and dedication to excellence and is a true partner to the state and our military.  On behalf of the State of Wisconsin, I congratulate them on being awarded the Joint Light Tactical Vehicle contract by the U.S. Army.   This announcement is a testament to their hard work, and it will lead to quality, family-supporting jobs and continued economic growth while providing important support to the men and women who protect our great nation.”

    Press Release | August 26, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on WEDC CEO Retirement Announcement

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker the following statement regarding Reed Hall’s announcement that he will be retiring from his position as Secretary/CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC):

    “I want to express my sincere thanks and gratitude to Reed for his service to the state of Wisconsin through his sound leadership at the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.  Reed has overseen a transformational period at WEDC with a steady hand.  Under Reed’s guidance, WEDC strengthened its accountability and transparency to taxpayers, improving the public trust, while moving forward the important work of developing economic opportunity for families all around our state.  I wish Reed and his family the best in their next phase as he retires from his role at WEDC.”

    Press Release | August 25, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Kentucky Elk Released into Wisconsin Wild

    Madison – Twenty-three elk transported to Wisconsin from Kentucky as part of a plan to restore Wisconsin’s elk population are now free to roam the Black River State Forest in Jackson County.  The gates to a seven-acre acclimation pen are open, allowing the elk to roam as they please. 

    “We have reached another milestone in our efforts to reintroduce elk to Wisconsin,” said Governor Walker.  “The release of these elk marks a successful first year of a multi-year effort to establish a new elk herd in Jackson County and the Clam Lake area.  A healthy and thriving herd will not only enhance our wildlife resources, positively impact tourism, and ultimately grow our economy. “

    Press Release | August 24, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Appoints Portage County Judge

    Madison – Today Governor Scott Walker announced the appointment of attorney Robert Shannon to the Portage County Circuit Court bench.  Shannon will fill the seat previously held by Judge John Finn. 

    “Robert Shannon is an excellent candidate to serve as Portage County judge,” said Governor Walker.  “He has demonstrated not only a long history of service to the Portage County community, but also a strong dedication to the fundamental Constitutional principles that should serve as the foundation for every judge across the state and nation.”

    Press Release | August 24, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Appoints Milwaukee County Judge

    Madison – Today Governor Scott Walker announced the appointment of attorney Michelle Ackerman Havas to the Milwaukee County Circuit Court bench.  Havas will fill the seat previously held by Judge Rebecca Bradley.

    “Michelle Ackerman Havas is a highly-respected and well-qualified to serve the community in her new position on the bench,” said Governor Walker.  “Her experience and firm commitment to the rule of law will make her a valuable addition the Milwaukee County judiciary.”

    Press Release | August 24, 2015

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