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  • Governor Walker Celebrates Investment in Higher Education

    Stevens Point – Governor Scott Walker joined several dignitaries today at the groundbreaking ceremony of the new Chemistry Biology Building on the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point campus.

    “The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point is a real asset for our state,” said Governor Walker.  “More UW-Stevens Point graduates completed research doctorates in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics fields in the last ten years than all other UW System schools except for the University of Wisconsin-Madison.”

    Press Release | May 5, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Celebrates National Day of Prayer at the Annual Governor’s Prayer Breakfast

    Milwaukee – Governor Scott Walker joined community and spiritual leaders today at the Italian Conference Center for the Governor’s Prayer Breakfast. The breakfast coincides with the National Day of Prayer, which is held annually on the first Thursday of May. The Governor’s Prayer Breakfast brings followers of different faiths and denominations together for a morning of prayer and reflection.

    “Every year, the National Day of Prayer unites people throughout our nation of different faiths and religions for a day driven by the power of prayer,” Governor Walker said. “The Governor’s Prayer Breakfast allows us to celebrate our freedom to worship in Wisconsin and pray for peace and justice.”

    Press Release | May 5, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Proclaims Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker proclaimed today, May 5th, as Children’s Mental Health Awareness day throughout Wisconsin. His $30 million investment in the state’s mental health system in the last two years has enabled the Department of Health Services (DHS) to provide funding to 66 counties and 11 federally-recognized tribal nations in Wisconsin to develop and implement a comprehensive, community-based system of services and support for children and youth, known as Coordinated Services Teams Initiatives.

    “We recognize the mental health of Wisconsin’s children and youth is just as important as their physical health,” Governor Walker said. “Our investment in mental health services across the state provides comprehensive care and support for our children and allows mental health concerns to be addressed early. By tailoring mental health services to meet each individual’s needs we’re able to get the state’s children the help they need, potentially preventing these issues from developing further.”

    Press Release | May 5, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Approves Rule Requiring Drug Testing for Unemployment Insurance Recipients

    Madison  Governor Scott Walker recently approved an emergency rule submitted by the Department of Workforce Development (DWD), which requires certain Wisconsin citizens receiving unemployment insurance (UI) to pass a drug test.

    “This new rule brings us one step closer to moving Wisconsinites from government dependence to true independence,” Governor Walker said. “We frequently hear from employers that they have good paying jobs, but they need their workers to be drug-free. This rule is a common-sense reform which strengthens our workforce by helping people find and keep a family supporting job.”

    Press Release | May 4, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Highlights Manufacturing in Wisconsin at Association of Equipment Manufacturers

    West Allis – Governor Scott Walker met with members of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers today to discuss ways Wisconsin can continue to strengthen its manufacturing industry.

    "Manufacturing is a crucial industry in Wisconsin by contributing to our economic well-being and serving as a major employer throughout the state," Governor Walker said. "It was great to meet with members of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers and hear from them about what it takes to keep manufacturing strong. As we look for new ways to strengthen manufacturing, one of the most important things we can do is connect employers with skilled workers. That is why we will continue to invest in programs to provide our students with the practical skills they need to meet the ever-growing demand for quality workers in the manufacturing sector."

    Press Release | May 4, 2016

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