Press Releases


  • Governor Scott Walker Kicks Off Manufacturing Month with Dedication of Kohler Center for Manufacturing Excellence

    Cleveland – Governor Scott Walker today delivered remarks at the dedication ceremony of the Kohler Center for Manufacturing Excellence on Lakeshore Technical College’s (LTC) campus. 

    "We are excited to be kicking off Manufacturing Month with the unveiling of the Kohler Center for Manufacturing Excellence at Lakeshore Technical College," Governor Walker said. "This event encompasses and showcases all of what the manufacturing industry offers to the great state of Wisconsin, and the partnerships that exist to keep manufacturing robust as we continue to grow our economy.  This month we highlight the many family-supporting jobs available today and the future, encourage innovation in the industry, and acknowledge the growth manufacturing contributes to our economy."

    Press Release | October 1, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Participates in Groundbreaking Ceremony for Sojourner Family Peace Center

    Milwaukee – Governor Scott Walker today joined the Sojourner Family Peace Center and the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin at the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Sojourner Family Peace Center in Milwaukee.  This one of the first of its kind to house a Child Advocacy Center and Family Justice Center, offering comprehensive services for victims of domestic violence and their families, all under one roof.

    “This is an innovative, forward-thinking institution that will benefit people statewide,” Governor Walker said.  “By eliminating the need for people in crisis to shuttle between various locations to get the help they need, we improve their safety and protection, and streamline access to holistic services that will help break the cycle of domestic violence.  This means lower criminal justice system costs connected to domestic violence and abuse, and it also means a safer, happier Wisconsin for generations to come.”

    Press Release | October 1, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Tours Cranberry Bog in Celebration of Warrens Cranberry Festival

    Warrens – Governor Scott Walker today toured the cranberry bogs at Russell Rezin & Son Cranberry Marsh, a fifth generation family farm in Warrens, the “Cranberry Capital of Wisconsin.”  The Warrens Cranberry Festival always runs the last full weekend of September, and is the world’s largest and oldest cranberry festival.

    “What better way to kick off this weekend-long celebration of all-things cranberry, then to get down into the marsh and see what it takes to grow and harvest one of the world’s healthiest foods,” Governor Walker said.  “I drink cranberry juice daily, so it’s fascinating to hear from the experts in the cranberry industry, who make us the number one cranberry producer in the nation.  Our investments in agriculture allow all of our cranberry farmers to help grow a stronger economy, and a healthier community.”

    Press Release | September 26, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Celebrates Expansion, Job Creation at Fromm Family Foods

    Columbus – Today, Governor Scott Walker attended a ribbon cutting ceremony at Fromm Family Foods to celebrate the expansion at the company’s Columbus location, which has created 75 new jobs over the past three and a half years. 

    “Fromm Family Foods is a great Wisconsin success story, built on innovation, motivation, and hard work,” Governor Walker said.  “This fifth-generation, family-owned company is a leader in the industry of premium pet food producers.  Their multi-million dollar investment means more jobs and a big boost to the local economy.  Companies like this are the fuel allowing us to keep moving Wisconsin forward.”

    Press Release | September 25, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Issues Proclamation Kicking Off Year-Long Celebration of PGA Championship’s Return to Wisconsin

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker has issued a proclamation kicking off the official start of a year-long celebration of golf in Wisconsin in advance of the 2015 PGA Championship, which will be held August 10-16, 2015, at Whistling Straits in Kohler. The theme of the celebration is “Teeing It Up with the PGA Championship.”

    “The PGA Championship is a prestigious event that draws the top golfers in the world – and their fans – to our great state,” Governor Walker said.  “We are honored the PGA of America has once again chosen a world-class venue, Whistling Straits, to host this event. We look forward to showcasing all of the wonderful things Wisconsin has to offer.”

    Press Release | September 23, 2014

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  • Governor Walker Appoints Vincent Biskupic to Outagamie County Circuit Court

    Madison–Governor Scott Walker today announced the appointment of former Outagamie County District Attorney Vincent Biskupic to fill the vacancy left by The Honorable Dee R. Dyer.

    “Vincent Biskupic is an accomplished attorney with a broad spectrum of experience,” said Governor Walker. “I am confident his intellect, work ethic, and strong commitment to the rule of law will enable him to serve the people of Outagamie County well.”

    Press Release | September 19, 2014

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  • Governor Walker Appoints Josann Reynolds to Dane County Circuit Court

    Madison–Governor Scott Walker today announced the appointment of Josann Reynolds to the Dane County Circuit Court to fill the vacancy left by the retirement of Judge Maryann Sumi.

    “I am pleased to appoint Josann Reynolds to the circuit court bench. She has extensive experience in the private sector, both as an attorney and as a business owner,” said Governor Walker. “It is the job of a circuit court judge to apply the law carefully and impartially in a wide variety of cases, and Josann Reynolds’ broad experience, extensive knowledge, and commitment to the rule of law will serve her well in this role.”

    Press Release | September 19, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Proclaims POW-MIA Recognition Day

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker proclaimed today POW-MIA Recognition Day, and released the following statement:

    Today, we remember the great sacrifices made by our American servicemen and women taken as prisoners of war, and of those who have gone missing in action.  We enjoy our freedoms because of the bravery and courage displayed by all of our troops, who pledge to defend this country against harm, in spite of the great and many risks.  We honor all who have served, and their loved ones, as we pray for the safe return of all of our troops.

    Press Release | September 19, 2014

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  • Economic Impact of Wisconsin Agriculture Jumps from $59 Billion to $88 Billion

    Madison – Today, the UW-Extension released its report on the Economic Impact of Wisconsin Agriculture, based on the 2012 USDA-NASS (National Agricultural Statistics Service) Agriculture Census.  According to the report, agriculture has a $88.3 billion impact on the state’s economy, up from $59 billion, an increase of 49.3 percent.

    “These economic impact numbers confirm what we’ve known all along - Wisconsin’s economy is growing and heading in the right direction, and our agriculture industry plays a major role in that development,” Governor Walker said.  “The fact that agriculture nearly doubled its impact on the state’s economy is not only a tribute to the hard working farmers who produce a quality product, but to the broad span of businesses owners and employees who process, package and market those products here at home and abroad.  Opportunities for continued growth in the future are endless when we create the right business environment that allows agriculture and other sectors to flourish.  To maintain our presence as an international leader in agriculture development and innovation, we will continue our work to fuel the industry, as we have done by putting in place the agriculture tax credit, so that our farmers and processors can continue to grow, develop, and produce some of the greatest products in the world.”

    Press Release | September 19, 2014

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  • Governor’s Office Accepts Artist Applications for Wisconsin’s 2014 National Christmas Tree Ornament

    Madison—Today, Governor Scott Walker started accepting applications for artists to plan the décor for Wisconsin’s 2014 National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C.  Each year, a professional artist is selected to work with a youth arts class/program to create ornaments, which will be displayed on Wisconsin’s National Christmas Tree in Washington D.C.

    “This year, we’re inviting artists and youth groups to submit applications and designs promoting our great state,” Governor Walker said.  “I’m excited to see great representations of Wisconsin again on our National Christmas Tree.”  

    Press Release | September 18, 2014

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