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  • Governor Walker Stands Firm in Protecting Taxpayers

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker released the following statement and information today after Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette) called for new revenues for the transportation budget.

    “Raising taxes and fees is not the answer,” Governor Walker said. “Under our administration, we will keep it a priority to live within the means of the hardworking people of Wisconsin. That is a commitment I will honor. Leadership will require us to identify cost savings and prioritize our needs, as I have directed my Department of Transportation secretary to do, especially when it comes to safety and maintenance. I am confident we can do better than placing new taxes on Wisconsin citizens.”

    Press Release | July 27, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Appoints Rock County Judge

    Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker appointed Attorney John Wood to serve as a judge on the Rock County Circuit Court, replacing retiring Judge Richard T. Werner.

    “It is my privilege to appoint John Wood to serve as a judge in Rock County,” said Governor Walker. “John has admirably served the Rock County community in different ways for many years, and I am confident that service will continue as a judge who faithfully applies the rule of law.”

    Press Release | July 25, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Meets with Local Leadership to Further Flood Recovery Efforts

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker met with response teams, tribal leaders, as well as county and local leaders this afternoon in both Ashland and Sawyer counties to determine their ongoing needs in the wake of damaging floods two weeks ago.

    “Our meeting with local leaders today helps us hear directly about the needs of communities affected by the storm, so we are better able to help them recover from this natural disaster,” Governor Walker said. “We’re utilizing all of the resources we can at the local, state, and national level to get communities back on their feet. Wisconsin remains open for business, and we encourage families and visitors to our state to call ahead and check the conditions in northern Wisconsin rather than cancel their vacation or travel plans.”

    Press Release | July 25, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Attends World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration, EAA AirVenture

    Oshkosh – Governor Scott Walker traveled to Oshkosh today for the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration,” EAA AirVenture. This year’s event runs from July 25-July 31 and throughout the week, more than 10,000 aircrafts fly into the Wittman Regional Airport, making it the busiest airport in the world.

    “EAA AirVenture truly is the world’s greatest aviation celebration, drawing lovers of all things aviation from around the globe,” Governor Walker said. “The week hosts fun events the whole family can enjoy and serves as a major tourist attraction in Wisconsin. Throughout the week, visitors to our state are spending their money on things like food, lodging, and gas – all of which has a positive impact on the Oshkosh community and Wisconsin as a whole.”

    Press Release | July 25, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Appoints Daniel Kelly to the Wisconsin Supreme Court

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker today appointed Attorney Daniel Kelly to the Wisconsin Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by Justice David Prosser’s forthcoming retirement.
     

    Press Release | July 22, 2016

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