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  • Governor Scott Walker Attends NRA and Wisconsin FORCE Convention, Signs Assembly Bill 142

    Weston – Governor Scott Walker attended the annual National Rifle Association (NRA) and Wisconsin Firearm Owners, Ranges, Clubs, and Educators Inc. (FORCE) Convention today.  The convention was hosted at the Mountain Bay Banquet and Conference Center in Weston.  

     
    “Wisconsin citizens have the fundamental right to defend themselves and feel safe and secure in their homes and we remain committed to protecting those rights,” Governor Walker said.  “One of the first steps we took in office was signing concealed carry and Castle Doctrine legislation into law.  We will continue to protect those freedoms and ensure that those who wish to exercise their Constitutional right to buy and sell firearms lawfully in the state of Wisconsin are able to do so.” 

    Press Release | February 6, 2016

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  • Governor Scott Walker Attends Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce First Friday Forum

    Sheboygan – Governor Scott Walker joined community leaders today at the Sheboygan County Chamber of Commerce First Friday Forum, which was held at the Blue Harbor Conference Center.  Governor Walker spoke about major Wisconsin accomplishments, as well as what to expect in the state for 2016.

    “There are currently more people working in Wisconsin than at nearly any other point in our state’s history,” Governor Walker said.  “Sheboygan is no exception – the unemployment rate here is 3.4 percent, which is even lower than the state’s unemployment rate of 4.3 percent.  To guarantee our future success and ensure everyone who wants a job can find a job here in Wisconsin, we will continue to invest in workforce development and training.”

    Press Release | February 5, 2016

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  • Governor Scott Walker Signs 21 Bills into Law

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker signed 21 bills into law today at the Wisconsin State Capitol in Madison.

    Press Release | February 4, 2016

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  • Governor Scott Walker Highlights Economic Success at Governor’s Conference on Economic Development

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker kicked off the Governor’s Conference on Economic Development today at the Monona Terrace in Madison.  The theme for the 21st Annual Governor’s Conference on Economic Development is “Aligning Our Direction – Finding Common Ground.”

    “Wisconsin’s economy is strong, and we’re working to ensure it continues to grow and thrive,” Governor Walker said.  “That’s why we tripled funding for broadband expansion grants in our most recent budget in order to provide our communities with the tools and resources they need to guarantee economic development.  Building a robust economy also requires investing in our workers and ensuring they have access to resources like our revamped Job Center of Wisconsin, which matches job seekers with particular skills and talents to employers looking for those qualifications.”

    Press Release | February 4, 2016

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  • Governor Scott Walker Speaks at 2016 Wisconsin Counties Association Legislative Exchange

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker delivered remarks today at the 2016 Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) Legislative Exchange in Madison.  This event, which is hosted by the WCA, allows county officials from across Wisconsin to meet and discuss local state-wide issues, network with colleagues, and hear directly from experts about topics that are important to county government.

    “Long-term economic growth and development throughout the state begins at the local level,” Governor Walker said.  “That’s why we’ve worked to provide Wisconsin counties with the tools necessary to meet the needs of their citizens.  We did this in our most recent budget, and we will continue to work with them to ensure continued economic success in our state.”

    Press Release | February 3, 2016

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