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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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  • Governor Scott Walker Declares Energy Emergency in Response to Continuing Cold Temperatures and Need for Propane

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker declared a ten-day energy emergency in response to the continuing cold temperatures and the ongoing demand for propane.  The declaration allows propane delivery vehicles to exceed special weight limits in Wisconsin related to propane transportation, particularly for the limits imposed on the state's local roads during the spring thaw.

    “The health and safety of our citizens is our number one priority, and this step allows the efficient transportation of fuel to the areas most in need,” Governor Walker said.  “Since last fall, we have been working to help lessen the burden of the propane shortage on Wisconsin.  We know the burden isn’t over for our friends and loved ones who rely on propane to heat their homes and businesses during this long heating season.”

    Press Release | April 17, 2014

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  • A Safer Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker Signs Legislation to Protect Victims of Domestic Violence

    Milwaukee – Governor Scott Walker signed three bills in law today, strengthening laws against domestic violence and adding protections for domestic abuse victims.  Assembly Bill 464, Assembly Bill 176, and Senate Bill 160 were all signed in Milwaukee at Zimmerman Architectural Studios, the firm designing the new Family Justice Center building.  Survivors of domestic violence and family members of victims joined Governor Walker at the bill signing.

    “Every year in Wisconsin, thousands of people, mostly women, seek help from law enforcement and the legal system, because they believe someone they have a relationship with, may harm them,” Governor Walker said.  “These laws empower the system that serves them, so we can do better in protecting the victims, and potential victims, of domestic abuse and connect them with crucial services, when they need our help the most.”

    Press Release | April 16, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Signs 55 Bills

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker signed 55 bills into law today at the Wisconsin State Capitol.

    Press Release | April 16, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Attends DealerFire Expansion Announcement

    Oshkosh – DealerFire, an Oshkosh-based custom automotive web design and internet marketing firm, is relocating its corporate headquarters to a renovated historic building in the city’s downtown, a move that is expected to create more than 100 jobs.

    “This is a key development for the City of Oshkosh on two fronts. Not only will this project mean more jobs for the region, but redeveloping this historic building will result in a more vibrant downtown, which is good for the entire city,” said Governor Scott Walker.

    Press Release | April 14, 2014

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