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  • ICYMI: Unemployment Reforms, Economic Recovery Translate to Real Savings for Wisconsin Small Business

    Madison – Wisconsin’s Department of Workforce Development this week announced a return to a positive balance of the Trust Fund will result in a decreased rate for employers.  A typical small business with 40 employees who earn $7,000 or more will save more than $2,500 in taxes for 2014. This will result in a decrease in UI taxes by an estimated $143 million for employers.

    Press Release | September 18, 2014

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  • A Better Bottom Line: Governor Scott Walker Honors Participants at Best Buddies 25th Anniversary Leadership Breakfast

    Milwaukee – Governor Scott Walker today attended the 8th Annual Leadership Breakfast of Best Buddies Wisconsin, which is celebrated in concurrence with the 25th Anniversary of Best Buddies International.  Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization that seeks to provide opportunities for one-to-one friendships, integrated employment, and leadership development for people with disabilities. 

    “I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to attend this inspiring event this year,” Governor Walker said.  “Best Buddies has an impact on more than 16,000 students and family members in Wisconsin every year.  In addition to formal programs offered by Best Buddies, they also put on events such as this Leadership Breakfast, as well as Best Buddies Friendship Walks.  These programs and events help to transform lives, and those who participate or volunteer value inclusion, friendship, leadership, and opportunities for those with intellectual or developmental disabilities.”

    Press Release | September 18, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Attends Schreiber Foods Ribbon Cutting

    Green Bay – Today, Governor Walker stopped by Schreiber Foods to join employees and local leaders in a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new 260,000-square-feet corporate headquarters and technology center in Green Bay.  Schreiber Foods plans to create 160 new jobs with the opening of this new facility.

    “Today is another testament to the fact that Wisconsin is open for business and businesses are growing and thriving,” said Governor Walker.  “I’m excited that Schreiber Foods chose to stay and expand in Green Bay.”

    Press Release | September 15, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Tours New UW-Milwaukee Freshwater Sciences School

    Milwaukee – Today, Governor Scott Walker toured the newly opened Freshwater Sciences School at UW-Milwaukee, which builds on Wisconsin’s leadership in the global water industry. 

    “This unique, state-of-the-art facility attracts the next generation of freshwater professionals from around the globe,” Governor Walker said.  “Milwaukee is international tour de force when it comes to water technology and education, and thus, the ideal location for such an impressive facility.”

    Press Release | September 13, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Statement on Voter ID Ruling

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker released the following statement in response to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding Wisconsin’s voter ID legislation. 

    “This ruling is a win for the electoral process and voters of Wisconsin. Voter ID is a common sense reform that protects the integrity of our voting process.  It’s important that voters have confidence in the system.  Today’s ruling makes it easier to vote and harder to cheat.”

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    Press Release | September 12, 2014

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