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  • Working for Wisconsin: Governor Scott Walker Discusses Property Tax Relief, Participates in Property Tax Relief Tour

    Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker traveled across the state to highlight the property tax relief included in his Blueprint for Prosperity and talk about the real savings families, seniors, farmers, and small business owners will see this year on their property tax bills.

    “Today, a typical homeowner will have a lower property tax bill in 2014 than they did 2010,” Governor Walker said.  “By putting more money back into the hands of the hard working taxpayers, they can continue to invest that money into our economy.  That is why I’m committed to continued property tax reform so property tax bills in 2018 will be even lower than they are today.”

    Press Release | December 17, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker Take Part in Menorah Lighting Ceremony

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker and First Lady Tonette Walker participated in a traditional Menorah lighting ceremony today, signaling the beginning of Chanukah (Hanukkah).  Leaders from the Jewish Community and students from Hillel Academy joined the Governor and First Lady at the Executive Residence for this celebration.

    “Lighting the Menorah today, and over the course of the next eight nights, serves to remind us of the power and courage that comes from faith,” Governor Walker said.  “On behalf of Tonette, Matt, and Alex, I wish everyone celebrating the Festival of Lights a very blessed and happy holiday.”

    Press Release | December 16, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Special Election for 20th Senate District

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker today announced a special election for the 20th State Senate District.  The following is a timeline for the special election:

    Press Release | December 16, 2014

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  • General Fund GAAP Deficit Drops Total of $1.6 Billion in Past Three Fiscal Years

    Madison – Strong fiscal management has led to another decrease for the State’s General Fund deficit according to the Comprehensive Annual Financial Report released today by the State Controller’s Office.  Based on Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), the General Fund deficit has declined since Governor Walker took office in 2011, totaling a $1.6 billion decline over the past three fiscal years.  For Fiscal Year 2014, the GAAP deficit is approximately $1.3 billion.

    Press Release | December 16, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Participates in Capitol Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

    Governor Scott Walker Lights the Capitol Christmas Tree

     Today, Governor Scott Walker kicked off the holiday season by lighting the State of Wisconsin Capitol Christmas Tree in the Capitol Rotunda.  Following the ceremony, Governor Walker joined members of the Wisconsin Christmas Tree Producers Association for a reception.

    “Lighting the Capitol Christmas tree is a symbolic way to kick-off the holiday season and encourage people to visit our State Capitol building,” Governor Walker said.  “Students from across the state made the incredible ornaments with the theme Honoring Wisconsin’s Veterans, to remind us that the freedoms and blessings we enjoy this time of year would not be possible without the sacrifice of Wisconsin’s service men and women.”

    Press Release | December 5, 2014

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