Press Releases


  • Governor Walker Attends 72nd Annual AMVETS Convention

    Green Bay – Governor Scott Walker addressed Wisconsin veterans today at the 72nd annual AMVETS Convention, which was held at the Radisson Hotel and Conference Center in Green Bay. This year’s convention runs from June 24 – June 26.

    “The brave men and women who serve in our United States Armed Forces not only deserve our utmost respect and gratitude but also our help transitioning to life back home in Wisconsin when they’ve completed their service,” Governor Walker said. “They risked their lives to protect us, and it’s only fitting we do all we can to assist and support our veterans. We thank the Wisconsin AMVETS for their continued commitment to serving veterans across the nation and right here in our great state.”

    Press Release | June 24, 2016

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  • Wisconsin Continues to Push Back on Federal Intrusion into Health Care

    Madison — Governor Scott Walker today asked the Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance, Ted Nickel, to respond to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) proposal to choose health insurance plans for Wisconsin consumers through an “auto-enrollment process.” Commissioner Nickel’s letter to the Director of CMS and Marketplace Chief Executive Officer, Kevin Counihan, is attached.

    “When Obamacare passed, President Obama promised Americans they could keep their doctor and they could keep their health insurer. We know that hasn’t turned out to be true. Now the federal government wants to force consumers to enroll in a health insurance plan they didn’t choose, while at the same time sending their sensitive private financial information to the health insurance company without their express permission,” Governor Walker said. “Apparently forcing Americans to buy health insurance through individual mandates wasn’t enough, now the federal government wants to pick the consumer’s plan for them.”

    Press Release | June 24, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Addresses Wisconsin Fire Chiefs in Green Bay

    Green Bay – Governor Scott Walker delivered a keynote address today at the opening ceremony of the 88th annual Wisconsin State Fire Chiefs’ Association Conference. The conference brings around 400 fire chiefs throughout Wisconsin together for a weekend of speakers and workshops.

    “When a fire breaks out, Wisconsin’s firefighters do not hesitate to respond and protect the property and lives of our citizens,” Governor Walker said. “This conference allows our firefighters to collaborate and learn about newer, safer ways to prevent and put out fires.”

    Press Release | June 24, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Addresses Students at 2016 American Legion Auxiliary Badger Girls State

    Oshkosh – This evening, Governor Scott Walker will address young women from across the state nominated to attend the 73rd session of American Legion Auxiliary Badger Girls State. Students selected to attend are grouped into cities and counties to form a “51st state,” and have the ability to elect their own representatives and learn what it takes to run their city, county, and state.

    “Badger Girls State is a unique experience that gives young women from throughout Wisconsin a fun, first-hand experience running city, county, and state government,” Governor Walker said. “Learning in the classroom is obviously very important for the academic development of Wisconsin students, but there’s also something to be said about opportunities like Badger Girls State, which allow them to take that knowledge and apply it in real life situations.”

    Press Release | June 23, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision on Unconstitutional Executive Lawmaking

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker released a statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court decision.

    Press Release | June 23, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Presents 2016 Trailblazer Awards to Women Business Leaders

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker recognized Wisconsin business leaders today at the 2016 Governor’s Trailblazer Awards for Women in Business ceremony. The awards highlight the rich legacy of women-owned businesses throughout the state of Wisconsin.

    “Women business owners continue to serve as important role models for potential job creators across the state,” Governor Walker said. “Wisconsin’s history of women-owned businesses is long-standing, and they are a key component to the economic success of our state.”

    Press Release | June 22, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Announces Finalists for Wisconsin Supreme Court

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker today announced three finalists for the Wisconsin Supreme Court vacancy created by Justice David Prosser’s retirement.

    Press Release | June 22, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Applauds Great Lakes Compact Council’s Approval of City of Waukesha Water Diversion Request

    Waukesha – The Great Lakes Compact Council voted today on their final decision relating to the city of Waukesha’s water diversion application. The city of Waukesha’s application was the result of a court order to find an alternative water source for its residents.

    “This is great news for the people who live and work in the Waukesha community,” Governor Walker said. “The application went through a rigorous 5-year review process, and we appreciate all the work our neighboring Great Lakes States and Provinces did to make the city of Waukesha’s application stronger.” 

    Press Release | June 21, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Celebrates New Johnsonville Sausage Facility in Watertown

    Watertown – Governor Scott Walker joined Johnsonville Sausage, LLC leaders and members this morning at the celebration for their new Watertown facility, Perry Way Foods, a wholly owned subsidiary of Johnsonville. The facility opened for production on May 9, 2016, and was built to replace Johnsonville Sausage’s former facility in Watertown, which suffered a fire on May 10, 2015.

    “It’s great to be here today with employees and leaders of Johnsonville Sausage as they unveil and celebrate their new facility,” Governor Walker said. “We are pleased Johnsonville Sausage decided to stay here in Watertown and remains dedicated to providing quality products and well-paying jobs to the people of Wisconsin.”

    Press Release | June 21, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Appoints Tom Engels Interim Secretary of the Department of Health Services

    Madison – Following the news of Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary Kitty Rhoades’ passing, Governor Scott Walker wrote to DHS Deputy Secretary Tom Engels and named him Interim Secretary pending the appointment of Secretary Rhoades’ successor.

    “Our hearts all ache following the passing of Kitty, who was an important part of our administration and a close friend,” Governor Walker said. “In the wake of this tragedy, we need someone to step into the role of Secretary at the Department of Health Services and carry on Kitty’s legacy. I have no doubt that Tom will serve the people of Wisconsin well as Interim Secretary as we begin the process to appoint Kitty’s successor.”

    Press Release | June 20, 2016

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