Madison – Governor Scott Walker approved $399,053 to fund work at the Manitowoc County Airport, contributing $19,953 in state funds. Manitowoc County is contributing an additional $19,953, and the Federal Aviation Administration is providing $359,147.
“When we invest in Wisconsin’s infrastructure through improvement projects like the one at Manitowoc County Airport, we’re helping the airport and local businesses handle the increased commerce demands of the area and the state,” Governor Walker said. “These improvements will ultimately result in more efficient operations and improve safety at the Manitowoc County airport.”
Press Release | July 28, 2016Read More
Madison – Governor Scott Walker approved $165,000 for an improvement project at the Green Bay – Austin Straubel International Airport, contributing $132,000 in state funds. Brown County will also contribute $33,000 to the project.
“The Green Bay – Austin Straubel International Airport is a hub of activity,” Governor Walker said. “Whether it’s getting the Green Bay Packers team to their away games or getting local flyers to and from their destinations, the airport serves the people of Green Bay and Wisconsin every day. This project allows for the reconstruction of a road, providing better access to several private businesses, the airport’s new International Arrivals Terminal building, and the airport’s rental car parking facilities. The project also helps maintain access to significant public and private investments on the eastern side of the airport terminal building.”
Press Release | July 28, 2016Read More
Madison – Governor Scott Walker released the following statement and information today after Representative John Nygren (R-Marinette) called for new revenues for the transportation budget.
“Raising taxes and fees is not the answer,” Governor Walker said. “Under our administration, we will keep it a priority to live within the means of the hardworking people of Wisconsin. That is a commitment I will honor. Leadership will require us to identify cost savings and prioritize our needs, as I have directed my Department of Transportation secretary to do, especially when it comes to safety and maintenance. I am confident we can do better than placing new taxes on Wisconsin citizens.”
Press Release | July 27, 2016Read More
Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker appointed Attorney John Wood to serve as a judge on the Rock County Circuit Court, replacing retiring Judge Richard T. Werner.
“It is my privilege to appoint John Wood to serve as a judge in Rock County,” said Governor Walker. “John has admirably served the Rock County community in different ways for many years, and I am confident that service will continue as a judge who faithfully applies the rule of law.”
Madison – Governor Scott Walker met with response teams, tribal leaders, as well as county and local leaders this afternoon in both Ashland and Sawyer counties to determine their ongoing needs in the wake of damaging floods two weeks ago.
“Our meeting with local leaders today helps us hear directly about the needs of communities affected by the storm, so we are better able to help them recover from this natural disaster,” Governor Walker said. “We’re utilizing all of the resources we can at the local, state, and national level to get communities back on their feet. Wisconsin remains open for business, and we encourage families and visitors to our state to call ahead and check the conditions in northern Wisconsin rather than cancel their vacation or travel plans.”
Oshkosh – Governor Scott Walker traveled to Oshkosh today for the “World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration,” EAA AirVenture. This year’s event runs from July 25-July 31 and throughout the week, more than 10,000 aircrafts fly into the Wittman Regional Airport, making it the busiest airport in the world.
“EAA AirVenture truly is the world’s greatest aviation celebration, drawing lovers of all things aviation from around the globe,” Governor Walker said. “The week hosts fun events the whole family can enjoy and serves as a major tourist attraction in Wisconsin. Throughout the week, visitors to our state are spending their money on things like food, lodging, and gas – all of which has a positive impact on the Oshkosh community and Wisconsin as a whole.”
Madison – Governor Scott Walker today appointed Attorney Daniel Kelly to the Wisconsin Supreme Court to fill the vacancy created by Justice David Prosser’s forthcoming retirement.
Press Release | July 22, 2016Read More
Madison – Governor Scott Walker toured northern Wisconsin following torrential rains last week to view damage firsthand and issued a State of Emergency authorizing the use of the Wisconsin National Guard to aid in recovery efforts.
Press Release | July 19, 2016Read More
Madison—Governor Scott Walker requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to conduct a preliminary damage assessment following torrential rains that caused more than $28 million in damage to roads and bridges in northern Wisconsin.
"Communities throughout northern Wisconsin were hit hard by flooding last week. We are doing everything we can to help them," said Governor Walker. "I saw the damage firsthand and have worked with Wisconsin's federal delegation and my cabinet to provide immediate assistance to the affected communities.”
Press Release | July 18, 2016Read More
Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker appointed Attorney Clayton Kawski to serve as a judge on the Dane County Circuit Court, replacing retiring Judge David Flanagan.
“Clayton Kawski has established himself as an attorney of high integrity and intellect in the Madison legal community,” said Governor Walker. “He has served Wisconsin admirably in his time at the Department of Justice and demonstrated a commitment to upholding our constitutional framework and the laws of our state. I am confident Clayton will apply the same dedication to the rule of law as a judge on the Dane County bench.”
Press Release | July 15, 2016Read More