Press Releases


  • Governor Walker Touts Wisconsin to Spanish Business Leaders

    Bilbao, Spain – Governor Scott Walker today met with more than 30 business executives in the Basque Country in northern Spain to encourage companies to consider investing in Wisconsin.

    “When it comes to sector strength, there are many similarities between the Basque Country and Wisconsin as that region is home to companies in industries such as manufacturing, energy, and aeronautics,” Governor Walker said. “These meetings provided us with the opportunity to make a strong case for why companies in those sectors and others should consider expanding in Wisconsin or partnering with companies in our state.”

    Press Release | April 16, 2015

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  • Governor Walker Speaks at Hannover Messe Trade Show

    Hannover, Germany – Governor Scott Walker today highlighted the opportunities presented by the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) free trade agreement during a speech at the Hannover Messe trade show, the world's largest industrial fair.

    “Wisconsin has a wealth of assets for the business community,” Governor Walker said.  “We have a loyal, dedicated, and skilled workforce, a strong and diverse transportation network, and an aggressive commitment to growing our economy and creating jobs.  Any company looking to invest or expand shto ould look Wisconsin to grow your success.” 

    Press Release | April 14, 2015

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  • University of Wisconsin-Madison, German Center of Neurodegenerative Diseases to Collaborate on Alzheimer’s and Dementia Research

    Bonn, Germany – Governor Scott Walker was joined by officials of the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health and the German Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) today at a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in which the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (ICTR) and DZNE agreed to collaborate on research efforts aimed at slowing the onset of Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other neurodegenerative diseases.  This partnership is forged in hopes that outcomes for patients, as well as individuals at increased risk for developing these diseases, will improve.

    “Both of these institutions have conducted groundbreaking research in this area, and through this collaboration, they hope to develop ways to not only slow down the pace of Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases, but also enable early diagnosis,” Governor Walker said.  “Every 67 seconds someone in the U.S. develops Alzheimer’s, and we must use every means possible to fight this disease that not only kills, but also drastically reduces one’s quality of life.”

    Press Release | April 13, 2015

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  • Governor Walker Arrives in Germany for European Trade Mission

    Germany – Governor Scott Walker has arrived in Germany to mark the start of a weeklong European trade mission to promote state exports and encourage foreign companies to consider establishing or expanding operations in Wisconsin.

    “The pro-business climate we have developed in Wisconsin, and our quality workforce, help make a strong case for why companies in Germany, France and Spain should take a close look at our state if they’re considering entering the U.S. for the first time, or increasing their presence here,” Governor Walker said. “I look forward to meeting face-to-face with business and government leaders in all three countries, to increase awareness of all Wisconsin has to offer.”

    Press Release | April 13, 2015

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  • Governor Walker Appoints Sauk County Circuit Court Judge

    Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker announced the appointment of Michael P. Screnock to replace retiring Judge Patrick J. Taggart on the Sauk County Circuit Court.

    “Michael Screnock will make an excellent judge for Sauk County,” Governor Walker said. “He is an accomplished and dedicated public servant with a reputation for integrity, and I am confident that he will act fairly and uphold the law.”

    Press Release | April 10, 2015

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  • Governor Walker Appoints St. Croix County Judge

    Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker appointed Attorney R. Michael Waterman to serve as Judge of Branch IV of the St. Croix County Circuit Court. Mr. Waterman will replace Judge Howard Cameron, who resigned on March 4, 2015.

    “I am confident that Mike will step into the role of circuit court seamlessly,” said Governor Walker. “He embodies all of the qualities that a judge should: integrity, intelligence, and a firm commitment to the rule of law. He will be an incredible asset to St. Croix County.”

    Press Release | April 10, 2015

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  • Governor Walker Departs Friday for European Trade Mission

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker is leading a weeklong trade mission to Germany, France, and Spain focusing on increasing the state’s exports in those countries and encouraging European companies to invest in Wisconsin.

    “Wisconsin hit an all-time record for exporting in 2014, and one aspect of our strategy to continue that growth is to provide state companies with opportunities to establish and develop new partnerships overseas,” Governor Walker said. “At the same time, we will conduct one-on-one meetings with executives of companies in all three countries about the benefits of establishing or expanding their operations in Wisconsin.”

    Press Release | April 9, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces US 41 Officially Added to Interstate System

    Madison – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker announced today that U.S. 41 in the eastern part of the state has been officially added to the Interstate System as I-41.

    “The Interstate designation is the culmination of years of hard work by federal, state, and local officials that will stimulate economic opportunities from Milwaukee to Green Bay and beyond,” Governor Walker said.  “Our Interstate system is a critical part of our infrastructure, which fuels commerce, helps grow the economy, and create jobs.”

    Press Release | April 9, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Signs 11 Bills into Law

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker signed 11 bills into law at the Capitol today. 

    Press Release | April 8, 2015

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  • Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker and North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory Propose Friendly Wager for NCAA Championship Game

    Madison – Governors Scott Walker and Pat McCrory offered up a friendly wager today on tonight’s NCAA Championship game.

    “This is such an incredible moment for all of us here in Wisconsin,” Governor Walker said.  “The members of the Badger men’s basketball team represent Wisconsin so well with their talent, class, personality, and great character.  Duke is a formidable opponent, but this is Wisconsin’s year to bring home the victory.  Make ‘em believe!”

    Press Release | April 6, 2015

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