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  • Governor Walker Travels Throughout Northwestern Wisconsin for Cabinet on the Road

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker and members of his Cabinet are making stops throughout northwestern Wisconsin today as a part of Cabinet on the Road. Today’s events mark the third time the Cabinet has taken to the road this year, with visits in southwestern Wisconsin in March and western Wisconsin in July.

    “In combination with our Listening Sessions, Cabinet on the Road provides us, as state leaders, with the best opportunity to hear directly from the people,” Governor Walker said. “For this Cabinet on the Road in northwestern Wisconsin, we’re working to promote the area as being ‘Open for Business,’ and hear from locals about ways we can continue to support them as they recover from July’s floods.”

    Press Release | August 29, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Issues Emergency Declaration to Assist Three Western Wisconsin Counties Impacted by Heavy Rain and Flooding

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker issued Executive Order #211 today declaring a State of Emergency in Eau Claire, Buffalo, and Trempealeau Counties. The emergency declaration helps local governments and residents recover from the damages caused by severe storms and flooding, which occurred on August 10-11, 2016.

    Press Release | August 29, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Announces Expanded Access to Naloxone

    Wisconsin Dells – Governor Scott Walker today joined state health officials at the Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin annual meeting to announce the signing of a statewide naloxone standing order, which allows pharmacists to dispense the medication that reverses the effects of an opioid overdose without requiring individual prescriptions. 

    Governor Walker signed Wisconsin Act 115 in December of 2015, to allow practitioners to prescribe an opioid antagonist to pharmacies under a standing order. This is the latest of the state’s efforts to combat opioid use, abuse, and overdose, which includes the HOPE (Heroin Opiate Prevention and Education) legislation package.

    “In Wisconsin, and nationwide, we’re seeing lives lost and families shattered by opioid overdoses, whether from heroin or prescription painkillers, in our urban centers and rural areas,” said Governor Walker. “This standing order allows pharmacies the ability to make this life-saving drug more accessible for friends, family and loved ones of those at risk of overdose, and potentially open the door for treatment and recovery.”

    Press Release | August 26, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Announces $4.5 Million Plan to Build Workforce and Rebuild Neighborhoods in Milwaukee

    Milwaukee – Governor Scott Walker, joined by state Cabinet officials, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, and Milwaukee County Executive Chris Abele, today announced a joint economic and workforce development effort for the City of Milwaukee which includes an additional $4.5 million state investment. The effort will center on raising awareness of existing programs and providing additional resources for employment and blight-elimination programs.

    “Today’s announcement sends a message to the people of Milwaukee that we are here to help anyone who wants a job, find a job,” Governor Walker said. “At the State, we are going to utilize new methods to market job and health services for people who need them, and we are also going to make a significant investment in worker training. This is all about helping people move from government dependence to true independence through the dignity that comes from work.”

    Press Release | August 26, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Celebrates State Fish, Casts a Line at 40th Annual World Musky Hunt

    Lake Tomahawk – Governor Scott Walker will join more than 70 people in Lake Tomahawk tomorrow for the 40th Annual World Musky Hunt. Contestants will fish with selected guides on the Lake Tomahawk chain of lakes from Thursday, August 25 – Saturday, August 27, 2016.

    “What originated as an opportunity to highlight our state fish – the muskellunge, or musky – has grown over the years to become a first-class competition drawing fishers from across the nation,” Governor Walker said. “This is a great tourism event which puts Wisconsin on the map as the go-to destination for fishing.”

    Press Release | August 25, 2016

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