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  • Governor Walker Attends Groundbreaking Ceremony at Werner Electric Supply

    Appleton – Governor Scott Walker today joined company executives and local officials at a groundbreaking ceremony for Werner Electric Supply’s new corporate offices and regional distribution center in Appleton.

    “I congratulate and applaud Werner Electric Supply for its commitment to the Fox Valley and Wisconsin with this expansion project, which will create nearly 100 jobs and help continue to grow the state’s economy,” said Governor Walker.  “Across the state, we’re seeing more and more companies decide to grow their businesses right here in Wisconsin. That growth means more jobs, which is one of the reasons Wisconsin’s unemployment just dropped again to 4.6 percent—the lowest it has been since June 2008.”

    Press Release | April 22, 2015

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  • Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker Orders Flags Flown at Half Staff in Honor of Airman First Class Kelly Tomfohrde

    MADISON – Governor Scott Walker today signed Executive Order #158, ordering flags flown at half-staff tomorrow as a mark of respect for Airman First Class Kelly Tomfohrde, who died while stationed at the Kadena Air Base in Japan. 

    “Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends of Airman First Class Kelly Tomfohrde,” Governor Walker said.  “Her service to the country will not be forgotten.  We join those who are mourning a life lost way too soon.”

    Press Release | April 21, 2015

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  • Governor Walker Issues Executive Order Declaring a State of Emergency in Response to Ongoing Drought and Elevated Wildfire Conditions

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker today issued Executive Order #157, which declares a State of Emergency in Wisconsin due to an increased likelihood of wildfires as a result of abnormally dry weather conditions throughout the state.  The risk of significant large fires is expected to extend at least through the end of May.

    “Much of our state is in a moderate drought at this time, and we’re not expecting that will improve very soon,” Governor Walker said.  “The recent dry weather, in combination with other factors such as wind speeds and low humidity, create the perfect environment for volatile wildfires, which is a potential danger to the people of Wisconsin and their property, as well as our natural resources.  Therefore, I am calling upon the Wisconsin National Guard to assist the Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) in wildfire suppression efforts.” 

    Press Release | April 20, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Authorizes National Guard to Assist in Response to Avian Flu Outbreak

    Madison – Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker today signed Executive Order #156, authorizing the Wisconsin National Guard to assist authorities in the response to the avian influenza virus affecting Jefferson, Juneau, and Barron Counties.

    “We must act quickly and efficiently to contain the outbreak and protect domestic poultry,” Governor Walker said.  “It is important to note, however, there is no threat to humans with the avian flu outbreak.”

    Press Release | April 20, 2015

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  • 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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