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  • Working for Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker Speaks with La Crosse Area Business Leaders

    La Crosse – Today, Governor Scott Walker traveled to La Crosse to deliver remarks at the 7 Rivers Region Breakfast Forum for Business Leaders held at the University of Wisconsin – La Crosse. 

    “Wisconsin has a great story to tell,”  Governor Walker said.  “In just a few short years, we turned a huge deficit into a surplus, allowing us to invest in our priorities, and infuse more money into the economy by lowering the tax burden by $2 billion.  The state’s unemployment rate is the lowest its been since 2008, and we’re growing new jobs and adding new businesses.  I look forward to continuing our efforts to address the regional issues important to job creators and residents in western Wisconsin, including the tax climate, propane shortage, and drought conditions.”

    Press Release | April 22, 2014

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  • Growing Our Economy: Governor Scott Walker Delivers Remarks at Allen Edmonds

    Port Washington – Governor Scott Walker joined workers and company leaders at Allen Edmonds today to tour the facility and to deliver remarks about growing business and the economy in Wisconsin.

    "We are committed to encouraging business growth and development in Wisconsin, especially with established manufacturers like Allen Edmonds," said Governor Walker.  "I am encouraged by their desire to grow  and continue their business in Wisconsin.  We’re proud to be home to the headquarters of a truly Wisconsin-born brand."

    Press Release | April 21, 2014

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  • Working for Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker Delivers Remarks at the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce

    Wausau – Governor Scott Walker traveled to Wausau to address local officials and business leaders at the Wausau Region Chamber of Commerce Meeting.

    “Our positive reforms are working, and we are putting more money back into the hands of the hard-working tax payers of our state,” Governor Walker said.  “The beautiful Wausau area is a key contributor to the state’s economy, and I look forward to our continued partnership to grow the economy and create jobs, by fueling industries including agriculture, tourism, and manufacturing.”

    Press Release | April 21, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Family Care Expansion in Northeast Wisconsin

    Green Bay – Governor Scott Walker traveled to Options for Independent Living today to announce the expansion of Family Care in northeast Wisconsin.  Previously, 57 counties offered Family Care services.  This expansion allows seven additional counties to have access to the long-term care, offering independence and a greater quality of life, by allowing people to stay in their own homes longer.

    “This is a win-win for the entire state, and people who are aging or who have physical or developmental disabilities,” Governor Walker said.  “The expansion of this program allows more people to stay in their homes, where they prefer to be.  By extending Family Care services, they can have a better quality of life, more independence, and they can avoid the expense of moving into a nursing home before it’s necessary.”

    Press Release | April 21, 2014

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  • Growing Our Economy: Governor Scott Walker Signs Bill to Support Advancements in Agriculture

    Cashton – Governor Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 448 today at ­­­­Cashton Farm Supply.  The bill ensures agriculture businesses investing in new technology and modern facilities will benefit from the sales and use tax exemption and encourages growth in Wisconsin’s $59 billion agriculture industry.

    “Agriculture is one of Wisconsin’s premier industries, and I am proud of the advancements and innovations we're seeing among agriculture businesses,” Governor Walker said.  “With this legislation, Wisconsin will continue to be a national leader in farming, supporting the use of new technology, as well as investments in new manufacturing equipment and building expansions.  This law is another common-sense example of our ongoing effort to reform and update state regulations to encourage economic development and government effectiveness. ”

    Press Release | April 17, 2014

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