Press Releases

  • Governor Walker Issues Executive Order Allowing Longer Transportation Hours for Gasoline and Diesel Truck Drivers

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker today issued an executive order declaring an Energy Emergency to extend transportation hours for gasoline and diesel truck drivers as a proactive measure for Wisconsin’s gasoline and diesel supplies.  The Badger Pipeline that runs from Illinois to Wisconsin is temporarily shut down for inspection, and this order ensures drivers can continue to deliver fuel statewide.

    “The temporary shutdown of the pipeline has not impacted availability at the pump thus far, and this Executive Order is a proactive step to help ensure that continues to be the case,” Governor Walker said.

    Press Release | October 31, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Opening of New Propane Terminal in Wisconsin

    Hixton – Today, Governor Scott Walker announced the opening of a new propane terminal in Hixton.  Built by CHS, this new terminal has the ability to store 360,000 gallons of propane, offload six railcars every four and a half hours, and load six trucks per hour in the terminal’s two truck loading bays.  The terminal also features modern terminal automation and safety technologies.

    “Industry representatives and state officials have been working diligently on ways to improve the supply chain and bring more propane into the state,” said Governor Walker.  “This new CHS propane terminal builds upon Wisconsin’s propane infrastructure and will be major asset in our efforts to help ensure a safe, reliable propane supply for our citizens.”

    Press Release | October 30, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Attends Ribbon Cutting for Midwest Engineering Systems’ Expansion

    Pewaukee – Governor Scott Walker today joined employees and local officials at a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the expansion of Midwest Engineering Systems, which specializes in designing, building, and installing robotic custom automation equipment.  Due to increased sales of automation systems, Midwest Engineering Systems moved production to a new 100,000-square-foot facility, effectively doubling the company’s floor space. 

    “The incredible growth that Midwest Engineering Systems has seen since its introduction to the Midwest more than 20 years ago is a testament to the dedication of its employees, as well as their superior service, and quality products,” Governor Walker said.  “Employees also work closely with the Waukesha, Madison Area, and Fox Valley Technical Colleges to share their expertise with student interns, providing a hands-on experience to learn in a dynamic field.  I applaud Midwest Engineering Systems for these incredible accomplishments, and for supporting future generations of knowledgeable and skilled professionals in high-demand fields such as Mechanical and Electrical Engineering.”

    Press Release | October 23, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Attends 2014 Marketplace Conference

    Milwaukee – Governor Scott Walker joined local business leaders and representatives today at Marketplace 2014, the Governor’s annual Conference on Minority Business Development.  Organized by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), the conference features a business expo, trade show floor, capacity building seminars, and networking options.

    “This is an excellent opportunity for small, minority, women, and veteran-owned firms to network,” Governor Walker said.  “This event offers these business leaders a chance to meet individually with buyers and state agencies, and identify resources for funding.  This conference builds on Wisconsin’s pro-business climate, enhancing the perfect environment to expand your business and establish new connections in the state.”

    Press Release | October 23, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Participates in Jet Air Group Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

    Green Bay – Governor Scott Walker joined employees and local officials at Austin Straubel Airport in Green Bay to celebrate the expansion of Jet Air Group’s avionics potential with a ribbon cutting ceremony.  Jet Air Group offers a variety of services, including aircraft maintenance, avionics, air charter services, flight training, and calibration. 

    “Today’s expansion continues Jet Air Group’s legacy in Wisconsin as a pioneer in the field of aviation,” Governor Walker said.  “I applaud Jet Air’s investment in our state, and commitment to retain their existing full-time jobs in addition to creating new jobs.  Improving and expanding our airport and other transportation operations in Wisconsin helps to attract future businesses and industries to the state, and encourages existing ones to stay and expand.”  

    Press Release | October 21, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Ebola Preparedness Plans, Calls for Commercial Travel Ban

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker today announced he has directed state leaders to take action to implement emergency preparedness measures aimed at protecting the public in case of the potential spread of the Ebola virus to Wisconsin.  There are no confirmed cases of Ebola in Wisconsin, and no tests have been conducted or are pending due to suspected cases.  

    “Here in Wisconsin, we take protecting the public from a potential health crisis very seriously,” Governor Walker said.  “We are taking these steps because, while we hope for the best, we must be prepared for the worst.  Prevention is key to stopping the spread of any illness. ”

    Press Release | October 17, 2014

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  • Governor Walker Appoints Dunn County District Attorney

    Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker appointed Andrea Nodolf as Dunn County District Attorney, replacing outgoing District Attorney James Peterson, who was recently elected Circuit Court Judge.

    “Andrea Nodolf is a proven District Attorney with a strong track record,” said Governor Walker. “Her experience, knowledge, and demonstrated skill as a prosecutor make her highly qualified for this role.”

    Press Release | October 17, 2014

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  • Governor Walker Appoints Waukesha County Judge

    Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker appointed Michael Aprahamian to serve as judge of branch nine of the Waukesha County Circuit Court, replacing outgoing Judge Donald Hassin, Jr.

    “Michael has a proven record as an outstanding attorney and will make an incredible judge,” said Governor Walker.  “I look forward to seeing the contributions his intellect, demeanor and commitment to the rule of law make to the Waukesha County bench.”

    Press Release | October 17, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Celebrates Grand Opening of Bay Link Manufacturing During Manufacturing Month

    Green Bay – Today, Governor Scott Walker joined local partners to formally unveil the Bay Link Manufacturing lab at Green Bay West High School.  The lab is part of a dual-enrollment program designed to give students experiences and skills that local employers are seeking, all while gaining both high school and college credit.  Students in the program work with private manufacturing partners to design high-tech systems and complete projects in industrial welding, machine fabrication, and metals. 

    “The manufacturing industry is growing and thriving in Wisconsin, and there is no better time than during Manufacturing Month to highlight the Bay Link Manufacturing learning lab and recognize the partnerships between the Green Bay Area Public School District, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College, and the NEW Manufacturing Alliance,” said Governor Walker.  “Programs and facilities like Bay Link Manufacturing prepare students for entering the workforce by providing real-world training making them attractive to employers throughout Wisconsin and teaches them skills that they can take with them throughout their career.”

    Press Release | October 15, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Delivers Remarks at BioForward Summit

    Madison – Today, Governor Walker delivered remarks to leaders and innovators in bioscience at the BioForward’s 2014 Bioscience Vision Summit.  The theme of this year’s summit is “Growth by Association,” highlighting the importance of opportunities to collaborate and share helpful information and best practices.   

    “Bioscience is an important, growing driver of Wisconsin’s economy,” said Governor Walker.  “We are leading the nation in several bioscience-related growth areas, including job gains in bioscience fields, and university investments in bioscience research and development.  This forward-thinking industry offers exciting potential for job creators and job seekers, and its only getting better.”

    Press Release | October 8, 2014

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