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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Plans to Grow the Economy in Rural Wisconsin

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker today announced plans to grow the economy in rural parts of Wisconsin with investments in education, broadband and technology, business growth, worker training, transportation, and more.  Governor Walker made the latest announcement relating to the rollout of the 2015-17 State Budget at the Chippewa Valley Rally in Madison.

    “Our investments in rural initiatives are aimed at improving the lives of the people who live in all corners of the state,” Governor Walker said.  “By investing in areas including education, transportation, and technology, we are helping to build a better Wisconsin and more prosperity for future generations.”

    Press Release | January 28, 2015

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  • Growing the Economy: Governor Scott Walker Announces “Pay Their Way” Plan for Milwaukee Bucks Arena

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker today announced a first-of-its-kind “Pay Their Way” plan to grow the economy and protect state taxpayers from the loss of current and future tax revenue generated by the Milwaukee Bucks.

    “This solution allows for the state to make an investment in economic development in Milwaukee, while protecting Wisconsin taxpayers from risk,” Governor Walker said.  “This ‘Pay Their Way’ plan will help to turn a great potential loss in revenue into the potential for great gain.”

    Press Release | January 27, 2015

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  • Transforming Education: Governor Scott Walker Announces Plan for Tuition Freeze, Autonomy for UW System

    Madison – Governor Scott Walker today announced plans to give the UW System full flexibility of its use of state resources, while maintaining college affordability with another two-year tuition freeze.  In exchange for the added flexibility, state taxpayers will realize $150 million in savings annually.

    “Reforming the partnership between the state and the UW System will save money and allow the UW System the flexibility to better serve those seeking higher education,” Governor Walker said.  “The people of Wisconsin deserve a government that is more effective, more efficient, and more accountable, and this plan protects the taxpayers and allows for a stronger UW System in the future.”

    Press Release | January 27, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Non-Concurrence with Bureau of Indian Affairs on Kenosha Casino

    Madison – Today, Governor Scott Walker informed the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) at the Department of Interior (DOI) of his non-concurrence with their determination on the proposed casino project.

    “After a comprehensive review of the potential economic impact of the proposed Kenosha casino project, the risk to the state’s taxpayers is too great,” said Governor Walker.  “Due to the compacts negotiated by Governor Doyle, the current cost to taxpayers of approving the proposed casino project is up to $100 million and the long-term economic hit to the state budget would be a potential loss of hundreds of millions of dollars.”

    Press Release | January 23, 2015

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  • Governor Scott Walker Announces Workforce Readiness Plan

    De Pere/Mosinee – Governor Scott Walker today is making stops at Wel Companies in De Pere, and Sulzer Machine & Manufacturing, Inc. in Mosinee, to talk about the investments in workforce readiness included in the 2015-17 State Budget proposal.

    “We know employers in Wisconsin have jobs available, but they don’t have enough qualified employees to fill those positions,” Governor Walker said.  “With this budget, we are addressing some of the barriers keeping people from achieving true freedom and prosperity and the independence that comes with having a good job and doing it well.”

    Press Release | January 22, 2015

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