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  • Executive Residence 2014 Holiday Tour Schedule Announced

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker’s office announced the 2014 holiday tour schedule for the Executive Residence.  These tours allow visitors to experience first-hand the beautiful decorations and scenery, including views of the main rooms on the first floor, which feature Christmas trees with unique decorations that have been crafted by Wisconsinites throughout the state.

    “The Executive Residence belongs to the people of Wisconsin, and we are happy to open the doors to those who want to see just how beautiful it is during the holiday season.” Governor Walker said.  

    Press Release | November 21, 2014

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  • Moody’s: Wisconsin’s Outlook is Positive

    Madison–Today, Moody's Investors Service announced it was changing the State of Wisconsin’s bond rating outlook to positive. Prior to today’s report, Moody’s outlook for Wisconsin was stable. 

    Press Release | November 20, 2014

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  • Transforming Education: Read to Lead Development Council Seeks Grant Applicants

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker and State Superintendent Tony Evers announced the Read to Lead Development Council is seeking applicants for Read to Lead Development Fund grants. The grants are aimed at improving literacy and early childhood development. This will be the second year the council reviews applications.

    “Our Read to Lead initiative is a priority because it is imperative that we offer all children the greatest opportunities to succeed in life, Governor Walker said.  “We know that children who are not skilled readers by the time they reach fourth grade, will face greater challenges in their other studies.  These grants are awarded to groups and organizations that will help improve literacy, and therefore eliminate those challenges, and pave the way for a brighter future.” 

    Press Release | November 20, 2014

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  • Governor Scott Walker Proclaims Education Week

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker proclaimed the week of November 17–21 as Education Week.

    “Our appreciation to parents, educators, and administrators extends far beyond Education Week,” said Governor Walker.  “They work hard each and every day to ensure that all Wisconsin students, regardless of zipcode, have access to a great education.  I am thankful for their dedication to our students and schools.”

    Press Release | November 19, 2014

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  • Forbes Ranks Wisconsin Best in Midwest for Future Economic Growth

    Madison – Wisconsin outranks all other Midwest states when it comes to projected economic growth over the next five years, according to Forbes magazine’s new business climate rankings.

    “Forbes’ positive rankings for Wisconsin confirm that not only is our economy getting stronger every day, but that the prospects for future economic growth here are significantly improving,” said Governor Scott Walker.  “This is another indication the pro-business policies that we put into place are working, and the future is bright for all Wisconsin workers.”

    Press Release | November 18, 2014

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