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  • July Flooding Leads to Agriculture Disaster Declaration in Northern Wisconsin

    Madison – Eight northern Wisconsin counties have been designated agricultural disaster areas after July flooding that destroyed more than 30 percent of crops.

    Governor Scott Walker and Executive Director Patty Edelburg of the USDA Farm Service Agency requested the designation on September 15, 2016 from USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack. Governor Walker received notice on Thursday, September 29, 2016 that the request had been granted.

    “We’re pleased the USDA recognizes the damage Wisconsin farmers have suffered due to July’s storms and resulting floods,” Governor Walker said. “With this disaster designation, farmers in these counties will be eligible for assistance, if needed.”

    Press Release | September 30, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Seeks Federal Damage Assessment for Flood Damage

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker requested the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) conduct a preliminary damage assessment of public infrastructure in 12 counties. Flash flooding and mudslides last week caused more than $14 million in damage to roads and other infrastructure in western Wisconsin.

    “Many Wisconsin communities were hit hard last week by heavy rains, flash flooding, and mudslides that caused widespread damage in western Wisconsin,” Governor Walker said. “I saw the damage firsthand last weekend and continue to work with Wisconsin’s federal delegation and my cabinet to provide immediate assistance to the affected communities.”

    Press Release | September 30, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Participates in the Michael and Mary Jaharis Science Laboratories Grand Opening and Dedication Ceremony

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker participated in the grand opening and dedication ceremony for the Michael and Mary Jaharis Science Laboratories at Carroll University in Waukesha today along with Jaharis family members, university officials, and local elected officials. This state-of-the-art building, funded by gift dollars and $3 million from the State of Wisconsin, will especially benefit the roughly two-thirds of Carroll University students who major in science-related fields.

    “The demand for skilled workers in nursing and other health and science-related fields continues to grow, and this new building is going to advance the education of students who are looking to enter these professions in the 21st century,” Governor Walker said. “The Jaharis Science Laboratories is an exceptional addition to the Carroll University campus, and we’re proud to be a part of this project and dedication ceremony.”

    Press Release | September 30, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Applauds Veteran Entrepreneurs at The Muster-Madison

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker delivered remarks today at The Muster-Madison, a daylong event at the Wisconsin State Capitol hosted by Bunker Labs Wisconsin, Inc. Throughout the day, veteran entrepreneurs have the opportunity to interact with the Wisconsin startup community, business leaders, and each other.

    “The freedom we enjoy every day in the United States is a result of the brave decision made by our men and women in uniform to protect our country,” Governor Walker said. “When our veterans return from service, part of our job is to ensure they have every resource possible available to them as they transition to life back home here in Wisconsin. We’re proud to demonstrate our support for Wisconsin’s veteran entrepreneurs today at the first-annual Muster-Madison event, and we continue to encourage them to utilize their special skills and knowledge to pursue their business dreams in our state.”

    Press Release | September 30, 2016

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  • Governor Walker Announces University of Wisconsin Credit Union Membership Changes, Launch of Higher Education Planning Website

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker joined officials from UW Credit Union and the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) today to announce a change in the credit union’s membership eligibility requirements that will provide additional opportunities for the refinancing of student loan debt across the state. Governor Walker also announced the official launch of DFI’s “Look Forward to Your Future” website, which promotes the importance of planning ahead for college. The press conference was held at UW Credit Union’s Corporate Office in Madison.

     “Our commitment to making higher education more affordable here in Wisconsin remains strong,” Governor Walker said. “We worked closely with the UW Credit Union to explore student loan refinance options, and by expanding membership eligibility, they’re making it easier for Wisconsin residents to pay off their student debt. Coupled with the new ‘Look Forward to Your Future’ website, we’re ensuring students and families are aware of higher education costs before they start college, so they are better able to plan for and manage student debt.”

    Press Release | September 27, 2016

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