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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Non-Concurrence with Bureau of Indian Affairs on Kenosha Casino

    Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker informed the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) at the Department of Interior (DOI) of his non-concurrence with their determination on the proposed casino project.

    “After a comprehensive review of the potential economic impact of the proposed Kenosha casino project, the risk to the state’s taxpayers is too great,” said Governor Walker.  “Due to the compacts negotiated by Governor Doyle, the current cost to taxpayers of approving the proposed casino project is up to $100 million and the long-term economic hit to the state budget would be a potential loss of hundreds of millions of dollars.”

    Press Release | January 23, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Workforce Readiness Plan

    De Pere/Mosinee – Governor Scott Walker today is making stops at Wel Companies in De Pere, and Sulzer Machine & Manufacturing, Inc. in Mosinee, to talk about the investments in workforce readiness included in the 2015-17 State Budget proposal.

    “We know employers in Wisconsin have jobs available, but they don’t have enough qualified employees to fill those positions,” Governor Walker said.  “With this budget, we are addressing some of the barriers keeping people from achieving true freedom and prosperity and the independence that comes with having a good job and doing it well.”

    Press Release | January 22, 2015

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  • Governor Walker to Lead Trade Mission to United Kingdom

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker will lead a trade mission of economic development officials to London in February as part of the state’s efforts to encourage companies in the United Kingdom to invest in Wisconsin.  Governor Walker made the announcement today at a meeting of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).

     

    Press Release | January 21, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker was joined by community and state leaders, as well as citizens of Wisconsin in honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. today, celebrating his life and the lasting impact of his peaceful and courageous actions.

    Press Release | January 19, 2015

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  • Governor Walker Attends 52nd Annual AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby

    Eagle River – Governor Scott Walker today made a stop at the AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby in Eagle River, the “Snowmobile Capital of the World.”

    “Wisconsin is a top destination for snowmobiling, a vital part of the state’s tourism industry,” Governor Walker said.  “The AMSOIL World Championship Snowmobile Derby is the world’s premiere snowmobile racing event, and a great draw for northern Wisconsin in the winter, attracting drivers and spectators from all over the U.S. and Canada.”

    Press Release | January 17, 2015

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