Press Releases


  • Governor Walker Participates in Financial Literacy Event at Appleton West High School

    Appleton – Governor Scott Walker joined students, teachers, and staff at Appleton West High School today to tour the school branch of the Community First Credit Union and discuss the importance of financial responsibility. This visit coincides with Money Smart Week® and Governor Walker has proclaimed the week of April 23-30 as Money Smart Week® throughout Wisconsin.

    “It is important we start early in teaching our kids how to responsibly manage their money,” Governor Walker said. “Managing personal finances effectively can go a long way toward creating economic security. We’re happy to be in Appleton to highlight the efforts being made to provide Wisconsin’s youth with money management skills.  This creates a strong foundation for fiscal responsibility throughout the rest of their lives.”

    Press Release | April 28, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Releases Statement on Justice David Prosser’s Retirement

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today regarding the retirement of Justice David T. Prosser, Jr.:

    Justice Prosser has faithfully served the state of Wisconsin for decades. Throughout his almost 18 years of service on the state Supreme Court, he demonstrated his love for the law and commitment to Wisconsin’s citizens. His service to Wisconsinites extended beyond the bench, including his time as a member and leader of Wisconsin’s State Assembly as well as a Commissioner on the Wisconsin Tax Appeals Commission. It was a pleasure to serve with Justice Prosser in the Assembly and we thank him for his service to the state of Wisconsin and its citizens.

    Press Release | April 27, 2016

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  • Investing in Infrastructure: Governor Walker Announces Nearly $15 Million to Improve Town Roads and Municipal Streets

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced nearly $15 million in state funds today to complete 50 town road and municipal street improvement projects throughout the state. 

    “These awards are yet another way the state partners with municipalities to complete projects promoting economic development and supporting public safety,” Governor Walker said.  “Wisconsin’s transportation system plays a crucial role in our economic success, and many state businesses rely upon our roads and streets to get their goods from point A to point B.”

    Press Release | April 27, 2016

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  • Investing in Infrastructure: Governor Walker Announces $10.4 Million to Improve County Highways

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker announced $10.4 million in state funds today to complete 45 county highway improvement projects throughout the state.  These funds are administered through the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s (WisDOT’s) County Highway Improvement Discretionary Program (CHID).

    “This program represents a state and local partnership to identify and complete key county highway improvement projects throughout Wisconsin,” Governor Walker said.  “The quality of our state and local roadway networks serves as the foundation to support job growth and public safety.”

    Press Release | April 27, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Signs Bill into Law to Increase Funding for Recycling Grants to Local Governments

    Osceola – Governor Scott Walker signed a bill into law today at J & S General Contracting to increase funding for recycling grant funding.

    Press Release | April 26, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Signs Bill into Law Protecting Wisconsin’s Property Owners

    Osceola– Governor Scott Walker signed legislation into law at J & S General Contracting relating to rights of real property and clarifies zoning regulations for property owners.  

    “Municipalities in Wisconsin must notify our citizens if a zoning change is going to affect the use of their property,” Governor Walker said. “This bill clarifies zoning regulations, and makes additional changes to protect the property owners in our state.”

    Press Release | April 26, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Signs Bill into Law to Provide Wisconsin Students with Lifesaving Skills

    Wausau – Governor Scott Walker signed legislation into law today at Wausau West High School which provides lifesaving skills instruction to students in Wisconsin.

    “Over 1,000 people suffer from cardiac arrest in the United States every day and very few citizens are trained to respond and help in these situations,” Governor Walker said. “This legislation gives our students the training they need to offer aid and potentially save lives.”

    Press Release | April 26, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Signs Legislation Focusing on Restorative Justice

    West Bend – Governor Scott Walker signed into law legislation to provide alternatives for certain repeat offenders to get treatment instead of incarceration and additional measures to combat drunk driving at the Old Courthouse Museum in West Bend. Assembly Bill 657 and Assembly Bill 839 are a step forward in reducing recidivism for certain offenders and lower the cost to the criminal justice programs by offering treatment options instead of jail time.

    “Dependence on alcohol or drugs is an issue we take very seriously in Wisconsin,” Governor Walker said. “The bills we are signing into law today give those struggling with substance abuse treatment options instead of jail time.”

    Press Release | April 26, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Signs Bill into Law Strengthening Rights for Waterfront Property Owners in Wisconsin

    Green Bay – Governor Scott Walker signed Senate Bill 459 into law today at De Keyser Construction in Green Bay. This bill modifies and further clarifies Wisconsin’s navigable waters and wetlands regulations.

    “When the people of Wisconsin buy land, they often want to improve it but find current regulations overly restrictive and difficult to understand,” Governor Walker said. “This bill strengthens private property rights for Wisconsinites and streamlines the regulatory process for waterfront property owners so they are able to further use and enjoy their land.”

    Press Release | April 26, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Signs Legislation into Law Supporting Wisconsin’s Veterans

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker signed several bills into law focusing on the ongoing efforts to support Wisconsin’s veterans and provide greater resources and tools for our veterans to make it easier to gain employment.  Governor Walker signed Assembly Bill 693, Senate Bill 418, and Senate Bill 575 into law at the Wausau American Legion Post 10 and signed Senate Bill 419 and Assembly Bill 441 into law at the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) Wisconsin Headquarters in De Pere.  
     
    “We owe Wisconsin’s veterans a debt of gratitude for their service to our country,” Governor Walker said.  “The bills we’re signing into law today help us properly honor our veterans, provide greater resources and assistance for Wisconsin’s veterans and their families, and support veteran businesses and entrepreneurs throughout our state.  They also help our veterans use their skills to find employment by creating a council to assist state agencies in the recruitment and employment of veterans and further enabling the Disabled American Veterans organization to effectively incentivize the hiring of disabled veterans.” 

    Press Release | April 25, 2016

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