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  • Governor Scott Walker Releases Statement on U.S. Supreme Court’s Stay of the Federal Government’s 111(d) Rule

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today regarding the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to stay the federal Environmental Protection Agency’s 111(d) rule:

    Today’s decision is a win for Wisconsin and the other states joining with us in challenging the overreach of the Obama Administration.  This rule clearly exceeds the President’s authority and could increase costs to Wisconsin ratepayers and businesses by up to $13 billion.  We will continue working to protect Wisconsin’s families and manufacturing industry from the potentially devastating impact of this presidential overreach.

    Press Release | February 9, 2016

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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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