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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Special Election for 33rd Senate District

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker today announced a special election for the 33rd State Senate District.  

    Press Release | May 5, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Drops a Line in Hayward to Kick Off 50th Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener

    Hayward – Governor Scott Walker kicks off opening weekend of fishing season by hitting the water of the Chippewa Flowage in Sawyer County, east of Hayward for the 50th Annual Governor’s Fishing Opener.  The Chippewa Flowage is a favorite among those hoping to reel in a record walleye or musky.

    Press Release | May 2, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Signs Assembly Bill 143 Into Law

    Madison –  Governor Scott Walker today signed Assembly Bill 143, which will provide additional access to affordable transportation options throughout the state, while protecting riders’ safety and sets a clear statewide standard to ensure appropriate levels of insurance.
     
    “This bill’s broad, bipartisan support in the State Legislature highlights the importance of providing affordable transportation options for all our citizens while maintaining strict safety measures,” said Governor Walker.  “I have also directed the Department of Safety and Professional Services to immediately begin the rule-making process, which will allow the Department to gather the information to hold drivers accountable and further ensure the safety of our citizens.”

    Press Release | May 1, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces $1 Billion Increase in Wisconsin Tourism Activity in 2014

    Madison – Governor Scott walker joins Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett today in announcing Wisconsin’s tourism economy topped $18.5 billion in 2014, a $1 billion boost from $17.5 billion in 2013.  The announcement comes as they kick off this year’s National Travel and Tourism Week, May 2-10 during stops in Milwaukee, Green Bay, La Crosse and Hayward. The 5.5 percent increase was spurred by a rise in both visits and spending per trip.  The tourism industry continues to show stable, long-term growth and according to just released economic impact figures, creates a positive image of the state.

    “The travel and hospitality industry continues to be an important and strong performing sector for Wisconsin’s economy,” said Governor Walker.  “Investing in tourism promotion and marketing at the national, state, and local level is not only an effective way to attract visitors and grow the economy, it also enhances the image of the state as a place to live and do business.”

    Press Release | May 1, 2015

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  • Governor Walker Discusses State Agency Mergers at Joint Meeting of WEDC and WHEDA Boards

    Milwaukee – Governor Scott Walker participated in a joint meeting of the boards of the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) and the Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority (WHEDA) today in Milwaukee to discuss the consolidation of the two agencies.

    “The merger of state services will ultimately aid in guaranteeing state government is more effective, more efficient, and more accountable to the public,” Governor Walker said.  “Our unemployment rate in the state is down to 4.6 percent, significantly lower than the national rate of 5.5 percent.  Our efforts to keep spending in check means that you, the taxpayers, get to keep more of your own money and, looking forward, your spending helps to fuel Wisconsin’s economy.” 

    Press Release | April 30, 2015

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