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  • Wisconsin Selected to Participate in NGA Policy Academy Focusing on Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker is proud to announce that Wisconsin has been selected to participate in the National Governors Association’s Policy Academy on Reducing Prescription Drug Abuse.  Participating states will compare best practices and develop statewide action plans to confront the growing problem of prescription drug abuse.  Wisconsin joins participants Minnesota, North Carolina, Michigan, Nevada, and Vermont for this year-long program.

    “Wisconsin’s participation in the Policy Academy provides a unique opportunity for state leaders to unite around a goal of developing a comprehensive strategy to combat prescription drug abuse,” Walker said.  “I look forward to working with the National Governors Association and participating states to improve our existing programs and create effective solutions that can be successfully implemented across the nation and right here at home.”

    Press Release | August 1, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Visits Ball Corporation in DeForest

    DeForest – Governor Scott Walker made a stop at Ball Corporation in DeForest today for a brief tour of the operations.  Ball Corporation, an iconic American company more than a century old, is expanding its metal container operations — a project expected to create approximately 40 new jobs and retain another 106 positions.

    Ball will invest $18 million to expand and equip its existing 400,000 square-foot facility in the Madison suburb that will enable the company to install a new product line for extruded aluminum aerosol cans. Construction is now under way and the line is expected to be operational early next year.

    “I’m pleased that a multi-national company with a rich history has decided to expand its operations here after considering options in other states,” said Governor Walker, who was in DeForest today to make the jobs announcement.  “As the state’s business climate continues to improve, we are seeing more companies recognize the many advantages of relocating or growing in Wisconsin.  This is great news for Dane County, the region, and the state.”

    Press Release | August 1, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces $900,000 in State Grants for Energy Innovation Center in Milwaukee

    Milwaukee – Governor Scott Walker today announced that the State of Wisconsin is providing more than $900,000 in grants to support the new Energy Innovation Center in Milwaukee, a facility expected to solidify the region’s role as leader in the energy, power, and control industry.

    The center, operated by the Mid-West Energy Research Consortium (M-WERC), will affirm and leverage the Midwest’s standing as a global hub for the industry by providing collaborative space designed to attract, grow, and develop companies.  The center will bring together industry and academic scientists, engineers, and business leaders to conduct joint research, jump-start innovative technologies and nurture startup companies.

    “Just as the Global Water Center has put Milwaukee and Wisconsin on the map when it comes to water technology, we believe the Energy Innovation Center has the same potential for the energy, power, and control sector,” said Governor Walker.  “Southeastern Wisconsin already is home to some world-leading companies and research universities in the sector.  This is an opportunity to harness all of that innovation all in one place.”

    Press Release | August 1, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Participates in Wisconsin State Fair Kick-Off

    West Allis – Today, Governor Scott Walker helped kick off the Wisconsin State Fair in a ceremony at State Fair Park in Milwaukee.  The fair begins today and runs through Sunday, August 10.

    “The Wisconsin State Fair is up there with Packer and Badger games, opening day at Miller Park, hitting the road on my Harley, and deer hunting, as some of my favorite Wisconsin traditions,” said Governor Walker.  “This 11-day event is a great way to feature the best of the best in Wisconsin – from our livestock and agriculture, to our Made in Wisconsin products, to our great Wisconsin companies.  Whether you come for the food (cream puffs!), the music, the rides, or the animals, the Wisconsin State Fair has something for everyone.”

    Press Release | July 31, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker's Reforms Upheld in All Supreme Court Cases

    Madison – Today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld Governor Scott Walker's reforms in both Act 10 and the voter ID law.

    Governor Walker released the following statement in response to the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s affirmative rulings on Act 10 and voter ID:

    Act 10 has saved Wisconsin taxpayers more than $3 billion.  Today’s ruling is a victory for those hard-working taxpayers.

    Voter ID is a common sense reform that protects the integrity of our elections.  People need to have confidence in our electoral process and to know their vote has been properly counted.  We look forward to the same result from the federal court of appeals.

    Press Release | July 31, 2014

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