Green Bay – Today, Governor Walker stopped by Schreiber Foods to join employees and local leaders in a ribbon cutting ceremony for their new 260,000-square-feet corporate headquarters and technology center in Green Bay. Schreiber Foods plans to create 160 new jobs with the opening of this new facility.
“Today is another testament to the fact that Wisconsin is open for business and businesses are growing and thriving,” said Governor Walker. “I’m excited that Schreiber Foods chose to stay and expand in Green Bay.”
Press Release | September 15, 2014Read More
Milwaukee – Today, Governor Scott Walker toured the newly opened Freshwater Sciences School at UW-Milwaukee, which builds on Wisconsin’s leadership in the global water industry.
“This unique, state-of-the-art facility attracts the next generation of freshwater professionals from around the globe,” Governor Walker said. “Milwaukee is international tour de force when it comes to water technology and education, and thus, the ideal location for such an impressive facility.”
Press Release | September 13, 2014Read More
Madison – Governor Scott Walker released the following statement in response to the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals ruling upholding Wisconsin’s voter ID legislation.
“This ruling is a win for the electoral process and voters of Wisconsin. Voter ID is a common sense reform that protects the integrity of our voting process. It’s important that voters have confidence in the system. Today’s ruling makes it easier to vote and harder to cheat.”
Governor Scott Walker Attends Alliant Energy’s Celebration for 100th Anniversary of Prairie du Sac Dam
Prairie du Sac – Governor Scott Walker today celebrated Alliant Energy’s 100th Anniversary of the Hydroelectric Generating Station located in Prairie du Sac. The Wisconsin River’s largest hydroelectric dam, owned by Wisconsin Power & Light Co., a subsidiary of the Alliant Energy Corporation, can produce enough power daily for 30,000 homes throughout the state.
“I commend Alliant Energy for their continued efforts in striving to provide Wisconsinites with energy solutions that are dependable, practical, and environmentally responsible,” Governor Walker said. “The Prairie du Sac dam utilizes hydroelectric power and the 100th Anniversary of its construction highlights Alliant Energy’s long-standing tradition and commitment to providing consistent, renewable energy. Not only does the Prairie du Sac dam provide 31-megawatts of power, it has also provided the state with one of its most popular tourist attractions—Lake Wisconsin.”
Madison – Governor Scott Walker approved the proposed permanent and emergency rule modifying the Wisconsin Administrative Code to ensure everyone has the ability to access documents required for issuance of an identification card for the purpose of voting, free of charge.
“This is a common sense measure that protects the integrity of our elections,” Governor Scott Walker said. “It’s important for all voters to have access to voter identification cards, and also, for everyone to have utmost confidence in the system when they cast their ballots.”
Madison –PSC Biotech Corp., life science company headquartered in Pomona, Calif., with customers around the world, is opening a new 37,000-square-foot facility in the University Research Park in Madison and plans to create about 100 jobs in the next three years.
PSC has created a new subsidiary—called BioTechnique—that will manufacture high-potency sterile injections, such as those used in the fight against cancer. BioTechnique will help address a global shortage of sterile injectable products. The facility is expected to be fully operational next year.
“I applaud PSC Biotech for making this level of commitment to Wisconsin and congratulate the company embarking on an initiative that will continue to strengthen Madison’s position as a national leader in biotech and bioscience,” said Governor Scott Walker. “The Madison area is a prime location for the bioscience industry, ranking among the top metro areas in the country when it comes to the strength of our bioscience sector. PSC’s presence builds on our bioscience hub, bringing jobs to our area and fueling our economy.”
Madison – Governor Scott Walker today honors those who lost their lives and their loved ones on September 11, 2001, and during the events that followed.
“Today we remember all of the victims killed and injured in the attacks of 9/11, and recognize the loss that changed the lives of their loved ones,” Governor Walker said. “America was brought together as one Nation in the subsequent days, weeks, and months following that day. The American people responded with an amazing display of bravery, resilience, and patriotism. Today, we honor the law enforcement officers, first responders, and ordinary citizens who selflessly and heroically risked their lives in order to aid victims of the attacks. We also honor the servicemen and women who paid the ultimate price for our freedom and protection, as well as all of the troops who have served.”
Press Release | September 11, 2014Read More
Madison – Today, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation’s Division of Motor Vehicles and the Department of Health Services announced a new process regarding photo identification cards. Since 2011 Act 23, the DMV has been issuing free photo identification cards to those who need one to vote. Now, DMV is additionally offering to verify underlying documents, free of charge, to make sure everyone who wants an ID for the purpose of voting, is able to get one.
“While most voters have identification, or the ability to get an ID, this verification system provides an option for the very small number of people who do not, without any cost to them,” Governor Walker said. “It’s imperative that we ensure access, and protect the integrity of the voting process, so all voters can be confident in the system.”
Press Release | September 10, 2014Read More
Racine – Governor Scott Walker today addressed hundreds of small business owners, entrepreneurs, and innovators gathered in Racine for the fourth annual Governor’s Small Business Summit.
“We say it all the time because we mean it: Wisconsin is open for business,” Governor Walker said in his keynote address. “This Summit is our administration’s annual opportunity to prove that claim to the Main Street businesses that are the heart of our economy. They come from a wide variety of industries, from tourism to farming, from manufacturing to information technology, but they all share a common interest in seeing state government as their partner for job creation.”
Press Release | September 10, 2014Read More
Governor Scott Walker Joins Students at Waukesha County Technical College to Highlight Improved Access to Skills Training
Pewaukee – Governor Scott Walker today visited Waukesha County Technical College (WCTC) to highlight the benefits of additional investments into Wisconsin Fast Forward, which allow all of the state’s technical colleges to expand access to skills training for in-demand fields, as well as to celebrate and promote September as Workforce Development Month.
“Employers in Wisconsin have positions and jobs they need to fill, but they find that employees are not equipped with the knowledge and training required to fill them,” Governor Walker said. “Our targeted investments allow more of our technical schools to offer more students training now, so they have access to good paying, in-demand jobs. The funds allocated to WCTC are already working to allow additional students to be trained and acquire the skills necessary to perform jobs that employers have available.”
Press Release | September 8, 2014Read More