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  • Governor Walker Approves Manitowoc County Airport Improvement Project

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker approved $399,053 to fund work at the Manitowoc County Airport, contributing $19,953 in state funds. Manitowoc County is contributing an additional $19,953, and the Federal Aviation Administration is providing $359,147.

    “When we invest in Wisconsin’s infrastructure through improvement projects like the one at Manitowoc County Airport, we’re helping the airport and local businesses handle the increased commerce demands of the area and the state,” Governor Walker said. “These improvements will ultimately result in more efficient operations and improve safety at the Manitowoc County airport.”

    Press Release | July 28, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Approves Green Bay – Austin Straubel International Airport Improvement Project

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker approved $165,000 for an improvement project at the Green Bay – Austin Straubel International Airport, contributing $132,000 in state funds. Brown County will also contribute $33,000 to the project.

    “The Green Bay – Austin Straubel International Airport is a hub of activity,” Governor Walker said. “Whether it’s getting the Green Bay Packers team to their away games or getting local flyers to and from their destinations, the airport serves the people of Green Bay and Wisconsin every day. This project allows for the reconstruction of a road, providing better access to several private businesses, the airport’s new International Arrivals Terminal building, and the airport’s rental car parking facilities. The project also helps maintain access to significant public and private investments on the eastern side of the airport terminal building.”

    Press Release | July 28, 2016

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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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