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October 15, 2017

Job postings appear online as Foxconn announces plant location: “Growing work environment”

Ben Handelman Fox 6 Now Foxconn officials announced Wednesday, October 4th they’ll build their massive display screen plant in Mount Pleasant — and
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October 12, 2017

Foxconn selects Mount Pleasant site as location of $10 billion manufacturing plant

Sean Ryan and Rich Kirchen Milwaukee Business Journal  Foxconn Technology Group on Wednesday announced its plans to build a $10 billion production plant in
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October 9, 2017

Wisconsin taxes fall below the national average

Wisconsin taxes — once among the nation's highest — have fallen to just barely below the national average, highlighting the effects of a
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October 5, 2017

Walker touts small business agenda in Green Bay

Fresh off approving a $3 billion package of incentives for Foxconn, Gov. Scott Walker turned his attention to small businesses during a
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October 4, 2017

2017 Governor’s Small Business Summit hosted in Rothschild

Dozens of small business owners made their way to central Wisconsin to meet with state leaders, exchange ideas and find
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October 2, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker commemorates Youth Apprenticeship Day at Bradley Tech H.S.

Gov. Scott Walker visited Bradley Tech High School on Milwaukee's south side on Tuesday morning, September 26th to commemorate Youth Apprenticeship Day, which
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October 1, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker: State budget does a lot for education, taxpayers

Do you want more money for schools or lower property taxes? Well, the state budget I recently signed does both. Our
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September 29, 2017

Gov. Walker announces disaster assistance following July flooding

On Wednesday Governor Scott Walker announced the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved a request for federal low-interest disaster
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September 27, 2017

200+ companie already signed up as potential Foxconn suppliers, contractors

More than 200 companies have already signed up as potential Foxconn suppliers and contractors, according to a tweet posted by
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September 24, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker signs biennial budget into law

Izabela Zaluska The Badger Herald After a two month delay, Gov. Scott Walker signed the 2017-19 biennialbudget into law Thursday at an elementary
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September 19, 2017

Beyond southeastern Wisconsin, state businesspeople generally support Foxconn package

Tom Daykin Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  Beyond southeastern Wisconsin, many businesspeople throughout the state are expressing support for Foxconn's planned Racine-area factory and its massive
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September 19, 2017

“Couldn’t be more thrilled:” Gov. Walker signs $3 billion Foxconn bill into law

Gov. Scott Walker signed a $3 billion incentive package Monday for Foxconn Technology Group to build a flat-screen plant in
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September 13, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker tours Southern Door High School’s high tech fabrication facility

Liz Welter Green Bay Press-Gazette Hailey Shimon, 15, shyly smiled as she handed Gov. Scott Walker a drinking glass during his visit Tuesday at Southern
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September 12, 2017

Scott Walker: States can fix Obamacare’s mess

Gov. Scott Walker  Obamacare is broken, and the best place to fix it is in the states. As Congress struggles with repealing
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September 8, 2017

WATCH: Governor Scott Walker in Mosinee

Governor Scott Walker made a stop in Mosinee Thursday night  to honor the Pinewood Supper Club for being named a
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September 5, 2017

Superior Fresh opens doors to Governor in Jackson County

Jordan Simonson Jackson County Chronicle The largest Atlantic salmon farm in the country, Superior Fresh, opened its doors to Gov. Scott Walker
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September 1, 2017

WHEDA offering $11.1 million in small business financing

Arthur Thomas BizTimes  The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority is offering small businesses access to $11.1 million in new financing, Gov.
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September 1, 2017

Gov. Walker talks FoxConn in La Crosse, benefits to businesses

Troy Neumann WKBT The benefits of the potential FoxConn plant was the focus of a local visit Tuesday from Wisconsin's governor. Governor Scott
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August 30, 2017

Foxconn jobs could begin appearing next year with 3 Wisconsin assembly plants

Steven Verburg Wisconsin State Journal Foxconn Technology Group will build three assembly plants in Wisconsin before constructing the high-tech liquid-crystal display panel
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August 22, 2017

Dynamic Recycling to add 140,000 square feet, 150 jobs with expansion

Nathan Hansen La Crosse Tribune Dynamic Recycling is expanding for the fifth time in a decade. Company officials celebrated a visit by Gov.
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August 20, 2017

Gov. Walker securing grant funding for better broadband access

Taylor Greik NBC26 Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was visiting the northwoods this week, as he has secured another $110,000 in grant funding
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August 16, 2017

Foxconn plant puts Wisconsin on global stage: Gov. Scott Walker

Julia Limitone Fox Business Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn is pledging to build a new facility in Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker joined FOX
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August 15, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker signs legislation limiting new state regulations

Jason Stein Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  State agencies will have to take added steps and meet higher standards to approve new rules, under legislation
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August 7, 2017

Foxconn supply chain could bring opportunities to Wisconsin businesses

Rick Barrett Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  The massive Foxconn factory planned for southeast Wisconsin could redefine the futures of hundreds of businesses in
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August 3, 2017

Scott Walker Did His Homework, and Now It’s Paid Off

Alan Murray Fortune In March, I was in Guangzhou when Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou threw the first shovels of dirt for a
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August 1, 2017

White House: Foxconn to build $10 billion LCD plant with potential for 13,000 jobs in Wisconsin

Jessie Opoien The Cap Times Taiwanese manufacturing company Foxconn will build its first U.S. factory in Wisconsin, where it expects to employ
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July 27, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker Signs New Voucher School Bill Into Law

Scott Anderson Mount Pleasant Patch Gov. Scott Walker has signed a new voucher school bill into law Wednesday that requires private schools
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July 26, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker signs bills fighting opioid abuse

Patrick Marley Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  Gov. Scott Walker signed 11 bills Monday to combat the state's opiate epidemic, including one that would establish
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July 22, 2017

Governor Walker reports having $2.4 million on hand for re-election

MADISON, Wis.  — Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign is reporting that it raised $3.5 million in the first six months of
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July 18, 2017

State estimates employers will save $637 million on unemployment taxes by 2018

Arthur Thomas BizTimes The majority of those savings, $482 million since 2013, are the result of an improving economy and roughly a
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July 11, 2017

Senator Darling: Wisconsin’s economy is on a roll

Alberta Darling Wisconsin's 8th Senate District A recent Marquette Law Poll shows 53 percent of Wisconsinites say our state is headed in the
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July 5, 2017

Walker, state leaders celebrate success of Wisconsin cheese industry

Governor Scott Walker and other key state leaders are thanking cheese makers across the state. It's part of Wisconsin Cheese Day,
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June 29, 2017

WATCH: Walker talks education, Supreme Court

Zach Hagenbucher WHBL Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the appeal of a circuit court's
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June 27, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker to Senate GOP: ‘No excuses’ for failing to repeal Obamacare

Tom Howell Jr. The Washington Times Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker urged Senate Republicans on Wednesday to keep their promise to repeal Obamacare,
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June 21, 2017

Healy: Wisconsin’s success shows how to move America forward

Brett Healy Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Billions in tax relief, more jobs, and a better environment in which to do business are the
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June 19, 2017

Wisconsin unemployment drops to 3.1 percent in May

Associated Press  Wisconsin's unemployment rate is at its lowest level since October 1999. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that
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June 13, 2017

Keep your eye on Scott Walker in Wisconsin

Salena Zito Washington Examiner Scott Walker is ready to go. "I am ready to run again for governor," Walker told the Washington Examiner
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June 11, 2017

Scott Walker asks Trump administration for go-ahead on drug testing for health benefits

Jason Stein Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Gov. Scott Walker pared back his overhaul of state health programs Wednesday but stuck to his main
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June 9, 2017

“Very close to my heart:” Governor Walker participates in 31st annual Law Enforcement Torch Run

Trisha Bee FOX6Now Governor Scott Walker joined law enforcement officers, Special Olympics athletes, and members of the Waukesha community Thursday, June 8th
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June 6, 2017

Yes, Scott Walker Did Back Wisconsin’s Economy Away From A Cliff

Jake Curtis and Will Flanders The Federalist When Scott Walker was sworn in as Wisconsin’s 45th governor in January 2011, the state’s
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June 2, 2017

Trump to raise money for Walker in Wisconsin on June 13

Associated Press President Donald Trump is returning to Wisconsin to host a fundraiser for Gov. Scott Walker on June 13. The exact
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May 30, 2017

Wisconsin GOP advances measure that would make state first to drug test for health benefits

Jason Stein Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  MADISON - Wisconsin could become the first state in the nation to require needy but able-bodied adults
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May 20, 2017

Wisconsin in top 10 of Chief Executive magazine’s best states for business

Andrew Weiland BizTimes Wisconsin ranks as the 10th best state for business in the annual rankings by Chief Executive magazine. The rankings are
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May 19, 2017

The Latest: Walker doubles down on no tax increases

Gov. Scott Walker's spokesman says no change in revenue estimates for the state reaffirms the governor's opposition to raising taxes. The
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May 18, 2017

Scott Walker gets in heated exchange with county exec over healthcare

REBECCA SAVRANSKY The Hill Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) got into a heated exchange with a county executive over the GOP plan
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May 12, 2017

Scott Walker makes clear he’ll seek a third term as Wisconsin governor

Patrick Marley Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  Voters can erase any doubt they might have about whether Gov. Scott Walker will seek a third term. The
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May 11, 2017

Gov. Walker expected to sign bill to make cheese state’s official dairy product

The Wisconsin Legislature agreed Tuesday to make cheese the official dairy product of the dairy-obsessed state, which produces more 3
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May 5, 2017

Walker voices support for prevailing wage ban

Erin O'Brien WEAU Governor Scott Walker says he's in favor of a measure that would eliminate minimum wage requirements for state construction
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May 2, 2017

Scott Walker and the Era of Welfare Reform

Lauren Parrottino Right Wisconsin Are we in the middle of another reform era for welfare? Governor Scott Walker and Republicans across the
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April 30, 2017

Wisconsin unemployment rate down to 3.4 percent

Arthur Thomas BizTimes Wisconsin’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.4 percent in March as employment grew by 16,400, according to figures released today
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April 28, 2017

State offers dairy farmers, processors financial lifeline amid crisis

Wisconsin State Journal State officials are offering financial help to Wisconsin dairy farms in desperate need of customers and for processors
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April 5, 2017

Walker renews Twitter criticisms of Baldwin over filibuster

Gov. Scott Walker is renewing his Twitter battle with Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin over her opposition to President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court.
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April 1, 2017

Cap Times Guest Commentary: Invest in student success and a strong workforce

Our state budget invests more into K-12 education than ever before in Wisconsin.
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March 31, 2017

Wisconsin Democrats Are Still Paying for Their Anti-Walker Protests

Six years ago, as a bitter winter gripped the Upper Midwest, Wisconsin Democrats mobilized for a major political protest.
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March 30, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker has a plan to strengthen families and reduce poverty

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Editorial ­– Haskins) My colleague Isabel Sawhill and I have conducted research to learn whether adults who follow
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March 29, 2017

Preliminary estimates: Wisconsin added over 11,000 jobs in February

BLS data released last Friday showed a similarly positive February for Wisconsin, adding 11,100 jobs, according to preliminary estimates.
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March 28, 2017

Gov. Walker stresses importance of $649 million K-12 investment

At a stop in Peshtigo Tuesday, Governor Scott Walker said his proposed K-12 budget is a top priority.
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March 23, 2017

Wisconsin’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.7 Percent

Wisconsin's unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent in February, the lowest it’s been since November of 2000.
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March 20, 2017

Scott Walker: Welfare reformer?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, known as the scourge of public-sector unions, says that he would rather be remembered as a welfare reformer.
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March 13, 2017

The Wisconsin lesson: Voters will reward Republicans if they do what they promised

Six weeks into a new administration, with unified Republican government for the first time in a decade, the GOP should be busy enacting a bold reform agenda. Instead, the party is wracked by internal divisions on key issues from health care to taxes.
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March 9, 2017

Walker orders state agencies to increase access to records

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker ordered state agencies to increase access to public records on Thursday, a move that comes on the heels of his proposal to end the publishing of certain notices in local newspapers.
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March 9, 2017

Wisconsin unemployment rate drops to 3.9%

Wisconsin's unemployment rate fell to its lowest point in 16 years, the state Department of Workforce Development said Thursday.
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March 6, 2017

GOP should take Scott Walker’s advice, face protests head on

In a New York Times op-ed, Governor Scott Walker called on his fellow Republicans to face potential protesters with confidence, using his experiences in Wisconsin as a case study to prove the merits of standing strong in the face of organized opposition.
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March 3, 2017

Against Protests, Republicans Must Stand Strong

Over the last few weeks, angry voters have greeted Republican congressmen in districts around the country. As someone who has confronted similar crowds before — and lived to tell about it — I have a simple message for those lawmakers: It’s put-up or shut-up time.
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February 24, 2017

Scott Walker compares Donald Trump protests and Act 10 protests: ‘Been there, seen that’

President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have been greeted by thousands upon thousands of protesters in recent weeks, but for Gov. Scott Walker it's like deja vu all over again.
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February 23, 2017

A lesson from Walker: Produce results, and those angry town halls won’t matter so much

Whether you're Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, or Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., or maybe someone who is actually electorally more vulnerable, you're in a lose-lose situation when you find yourself in front of a hostile, screaming crowd.
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February 23, 2017

Scott Walker leaning toward third gubernatorial run

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker confirmed Thursday that will likely seek a third gubernatorial term in 2018, saying that while he has not formally announced a campaign, he is leaning toward another bid for the governor's mansion.
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February 23, 2017

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker urges nation’s conservatives to stand strong against protests

Gov. Scott Walker drew on his experience battling protesters six years ago to encourage conservatives Thursday as they face fierce criticism over President Donald Trump and his policies.
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February 9, 2017

Gov. Walker’s school budget plan supports anti-bullying program

One small part of Gov. Scott Walker's budget investment in public schools could make a big impact on our children's well being.
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February 8, 2017

Walker promises lower property taxes

Gov. Scott Walker says his state budget will keep property taxes lower on the average home in 2018 that they were in 2010. Walker released excerpts of his speech Wednesday on Twitter before he was to deliver his budget to the Legislature.
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February 8, 2017

Gov. Walker announces $76 billion two-year budget

Spending would increase under the $76 billion, two-year budget by 1 percent in the first year and 3.2 percent in the second. The budget would end with an $82.7 million balance.
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February 1, 2017

Taking Act 10 national? Gov. Walker says Trump administration is interested

Gov. Scott Walker says President Donald Trump's administration is interested in taking Wisconsin Act 10, the law that ended most collective bargaining rights for many public sector workers, national.
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February 1, 2017

Walker: Bad estimate for road costs no reason to raise taxes

Gov. Scott Walker says he remains opposed to increasing the gas tax despite an audit last week that showed major highway projects in Wisconsin have cost more than initially estimated over the past decade.
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January 18, 2017

Wisconsin tax collections forecast to be $454 million higher

Wisconsin’s state budget got a burst of good news Wednesday with news that tax collections will be nearly half a billion dollars more than estimated two months ago.
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January 10, 2017

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Workforce development now state’s top job

Gov. Scott Walker declared in his seventh State of the State address Tuesday that workforce development will be his top priority going forward, a shift that comes after he failed to fulfill his signature job-creation promise and as he considers seeking a third term.
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January 10, 2017

‘We are working and winning’: Scott Walker touts optimism for Trump administration in State of the State

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker painted a glowing picture of the state of Wisconsin under his governorship and signaled optimism for President-elect Donald Trump's administration in his seventh State of the State address on Tuesday.
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January 5, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker takes actions on heroin addiction

Jason Stein Milwaukee Journal Sentinel MADISON, Wis. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) – Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday called for a special legislative session
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December 21, 2016

Walker says focus ‘almost 100 percent’ will be on workforce

Gov. Scott Walker says "almost 100 percent" of his focus next year is going to be on workforce issues.
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December 21, 2016

Walker’s Wisconsin is an incredible state party success story

Our own Salena Zito wrote this week on the ascendancy of Wisconsin's Republican Party. It's a fascinating story, perhaps more than that of any other currently successful state party.
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December 20, 2016

Scott Walker wants fewer federal rules from Trump

Gov. Scott Walker Tuesday called on President-elect Donald Trump to immediately clear federal barriers to Wisconsin GOP goals like drug testing public benefit recipients and keeping Syrian refugees out of the state.
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December 15, 2016

Gov. Walker: Wisconsin’s future is bright

In an economic development speech Thursday morning, Gov. Scott Walker used dark sunglasses and a 1980s song to illustrate that he believes Wisconsin's future is bright.
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December 14, 2016

Governor Scott Walker Announced $585,000 to Support Minority Owned Businesses

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Governor Scott Walker announced more than a half million dollars to support minority owned businesses.
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December 14, 2016

Walker Touts Property Tax Savings On His Watch

Gov. Scott Walker has started touring the state to highlight property tax cuts under his administration.
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November 17, 2016

Walker calls on Trump to rescind Obama executive orders

Republican Gov. Scott Walker is telling Facebook followers the first thing he wants Donald Trump to do as president is start rescinding President Barack Obama’s executive orders.
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November 16, 2016

RGA Announces 2017 Leadership

The Republican Governors Association announced today that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was elected to serve as the RGA Chair for 2017.
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November 13, 2016

Walker to take lead in keeping GOP governors in power

With the GOP poised for one-party control in Washington, Gov. Scott Walker has a new political mission: keeping Republicans in power in the states.
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November 10, 2016

Gov. Walker honors veterans at Fort McCoy

By Erin O'Brien WEAU.com SPARTA, Wis. (WEAU) -- Veterans Day is Friday, but some people, including Governor Scott Walker, celebrated a
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November 9, 2016

Wisconsin plays big role in electing Donald Trump, keeping Republicans in charge of Congress

Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States, with a surprise win in Wisconsin leading him to victory in Wednesday's early hours.
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November 7, 2016

Wisconsin GOP Leaders Join Forces For Final Pre-Election Push

At about 9 a.m. Saturday, GOP Sen. Ron Johnson had just arrived at United Alloy, a steel fabrication company in Janesville. He took a short tour of the factory. Overall it was a run-of-the-mill campaign stop.
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November 3, 2016

Gov. Scott Walker spends birthday promoting Republican values to UW students

Gov. Scott Walker spent his 49th birthday speaking to College Republicans Wednesday about the fundamental differences between Republicans and Democrats in light of the Nov. 8 elections.
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November 2, 2016

Guest column: Standing up for Wisconsin’s dairy farmers, fair trade by Gov. Scott Walker

Canada is the top international trading partner with Wisconsin, a partnership that raises living standards on both sides of the border by promoting job creation and increasing markets for Wisconsin manufactured goods and agricultural commodities.
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October 23, 2016

Gov. Walker makes campaign stop with Sen. Johnson in Green Bay

Gov. Scott Walker campaigned across the state on Sunday in an attempt to get U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) re-elected.
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October 19, 2016

Walker Joining Johnson On Campaign Swing

Walker and Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Brad Courtney plan to campaign with Johnson across the state on Sunday, just a little over two weeks before Election Day.
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October 19, 2016

Governor announces new manufacturing grants

Gov. Scott Walker visited NEW Plastics in Luxemburg to announce new grants for manufacturers. The Wisconsin Fast Forward grants are designed to train current and new workers with specific skills that are needed right now in the manufacturing field.
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October 18, 2016

Printing, packaging company moving to Kenosha

A printing and packaging company with deep roots in Illinois and additional operations in Indiana has chosen Kenosha for expansion and the base of its future growth.
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October 6, 2016

Walker Plan Helps With Student Debt Without Growing Government

Governor Scott Walker announced Tuesday expanded eligibility for joining the UW Credit Union. In addition to past or present students of the UW System, "any Wisconsin resident who is currently enrolled or has attended any accredited institution of higher education can do business with the UW Credit Union," according to the press release that accompanied the announcement.
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September 29, 2016

Border wars continue – and Illinois isn’t winning

It’s little secret to commercial real estate pros who do business near the Illinois/Wisconsin border: There’s a war going on between the states to attract new industrial projects.
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September 28, 2016

Gov. Walker touts expansion of student lending

Speaking at UW Credit Union's headquarters, the Republican governor said his administration is helping the Madison lender serve more borrowers who didn't go to a University of Wisconsin System campus.
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September 19, 2016

Wisconsin’s attempt to tie food to jobs pays off

Wisconsin has announced that significant reforms of its statewide food benefits program have led to nearly 15,000 gaining meaningful employment, joining a national trend toward putting more food stamp recipients to work.
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September 19, 2016

Kleefisch: Governor stands for small business

Did you know there are 2,300 jobs open right now – today – here in Outagamie County? And another 4,400 jobs in neighboring Brown and Winnebago counties?
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September 16, 2016

Scott Walker: Transportation budget strengthens state’s infrastructure

It is important to maintain Wisconsin’s transportation infrastructure. Good roads and bridges are crucial for Wisconsin’s economy, businesses and citizens. Recently, the Department of Transportation provided its 2017-’19 budget proposal, which outlines the transportation priorities for our state for the next two years.
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September 7, 2016

Our Views: Act 10’s big winner: taxpayers

Protesters descending on the Capitol five years ago in a desperate bid to stop Act 10’s passage were right about one thing: They had a lot to lose. But as a growing body of evidence suggests, their loss has been the taxpayers’ gain—possibly to the tune of billions of dollars.
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September 7, 2016

Gov. Walker Announces “Back to School” Sales Tax Holiday

Governor Scott Walker will visit Shopko Stores Operating Corporation in Green Bay, as well as Kohl's in Menomonee Falls today to announce the inclusion of a "Back to School" sales tax holiday in his 2017-19 biennial budget.
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September 4, 2016

Fiorina, Rubio, Walker address AFP ‘Dream’ summit

Three of the 16 Republican presidential candidates that didn’t make the GOP nomination cut made a big impression Saturday on the 2,000-plus conservative activists gathered at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center.
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August 30, 2016

Walker emphasizes importance of tourism

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said Monday that the state’s rapid response to dealing with flood damage caused by torrential rainstorms last July was in part a recognition of the crucial role tourism plays in the state’s economy.
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August 23, 2016

Gov. Walker touts college affordability plans in Appleton

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker visited Fox Valley Technical College Tuesday to discuss his proposals to make college more affordable, particularly for students in tech schools.
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August 22, 2016

Governor visits Kenosha’s Kenall Manufacturing

Governor Scott Walker visited Kenall Manufacturing Monday, touting a surplus lowering the unemployment insurance tax for Wisconsin employers.
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August 22, 2016

Walker visits Milton

Governor Scott Walker met with 31 people from Milton and surrounding communities, including State Senator Steve Nass, at Milton City Hall on Friday for his 57th “Listening Session,” part of his “2020 Vision Project.”
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August 18, 2016

Wisconsin adds 5,000 jobs in July

Wisconsin added 5,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained at a 15 year low. The unemployment rate of 4.2% remains lower than the national unemployment rate of 4.9% percent.
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August 17, 2016

New cranberry processing facility opens near Warrens

A $20 million cranberry processing facility has opened near Warrens. Local and state officials, including Gov. Scott Walker, were on hand for Cranberry Growers Cooperative’s ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, where they celebrated its impact to independent growers and Wisconsin’s economy.
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August 12, 2016

Gov. Walker Speaks at Amerequip in Kiel

“We are thrilled to be a part of this because we know you have a good track record already,” Walker said of the efforts of the state and the Wisconsin Economic Development Council in working with Amerequip.
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August 1, 2016

Walker tells agencies he wants to continue UW tuition freeze

Gov. Scott Walker is telling state agencies he plans to extend the University of Wisconsin tuition freeze in the next two-year state budget he will introduce in early 2017.
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July 29, 2016

Governor Walker breaks ground for Kewaunee harbor project

Gov. Scott Walker Friday joined a group of local dignitaries to break ground for the Kewaunee Harbor project, which he said will bring new economic development and tourism to the city.
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July 22, 2016

Gov. Walker helps open Artist Lofts, talks RNC

Gov. Scott Walker joined local and state leaders Friday in marking the transformation of a former downtown factory into a loft-style apartment complex and art gallery.
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July 21, 2016

Wisconsin adds over 49,000 private sector jobs

According to the Department of Workforce Development, 49,900 jobs have been added to the private sector since June of 2015. Over 10,000 jobs were added alone in June of 2016.
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July 20, 2016

Gov. Walker to RNC: ‘America deserves better!’

Back in Cleveland Wednesday night, 11 months after the first Republican presidential debate in the same city, Gov. Scott Walker's Republican National Convention speech centered around his belief that America deserves better than Hillary Clinton.
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July 20, 2016

Scott Walker in Cleveland: ‘America deserves better’ than Hillary Clinton

America deserves better than Hillary Clinton, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told attendees of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday.
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July 19, 2016

Governor Walker Leads Efforts to Aid Wisconsin Flood Recovery

The following is from a press release from Governor Walker's office and his efforts to aid recovery in the northern parts of Wisconsin that experienced severe flood damage
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June 16, 2016

Wisconsin unemployment rate drops again, to 4.2%

Wisconsin's unemployment rate fell again last month, dropping to its lowest point in 15 years, the State Department of Workforce Development said Thursday.
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June 16, 2016

Metro Milwaukee has strong hiring outlook, ManpowerGroup survey shows

By Rick Romell Journal Sentinel With another strong showing in the long-running Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, metropolitan Milwaukee continues to be a
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June 2, 2016

Record crowd turns out to honor fallen

By Jake Kurtz DeForest Times-Tribune 6/2/2016 A record crowd occupied the lawn at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown DeForest Monday to witness history
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June 1, 2016

Chicago Fed: Wisconsin’s April economic activity tops region

By Arthur Thomas BizTimes.com 6/1/2016 Wisconsin’s economic activity increased in April, landing it in the top spot among the five Midwest states covered
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May 17, 2016

Wisconsin taxpayers have lighter debt load, report says

Madison— Thanks in great part to a fully funded pension system, Wisconsin taxpayers bear a lighter debt load than almost any other state in the country, according to one of the most comprehensive reports of its kind.
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May 8, 2016

The Wisconsin Comeback continues

"Job reports point to stronger economy." This was the headline on the front page of a recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel edition, and it is certainly good news for Wisconsin. Let's take a look at the latest facts from the March jobs report:
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April 25, 2016

Latest jobs numbers depict a tightening labor market

Wisconsin added more jobs over the past 12 months than it has in a dozen years, according to the latest numbers compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released by the state Department of Workforce Development. The state unemployment rate in March fell to 4.5%, below the national average by 0.5%.
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April 16, 2016

Wisconsin added an estimated 13,000 jobs in March

Private sector job growth saw big gains in Wisconsin during the first quarter of the year, the state Department of Workforce Development said Thursday.
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April 6, 2016

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker benefits from Cruz victory

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has his mojo back, and he's got Ted Cruz and Donald Trump to thank for it.
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April 4, 2016

Scott Walker’s second act

Scott Walker scrapped his presidential campaign more than six months ago, with more than $1 million in debt to his name but not a single delegate. But since his campaign died, Walker has quietly taken steps that keep his future presidential options very much alive.
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LATEST NEWS


October 15, 2017

Job postings appear online as Foxconn announces plant location: “Growing work environment”

Ben Handelman Fox 6 Now Foxconn officials announced Wednesday, October 4th they’ll build their massive display screen plant in Mount Pleasant — and
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October 12, 2017

Foxconn selects Mount Pleasant site as location of $10 billion manufacturing plant

Sean Ryan and Rich Kirchen Milwaukee Business Journal  Foxconn Technology Group on Wednesday announced its plans to build a $10 billion production plant in
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October 9, 2017

Wisconsin taxes fall below the national average

Wisconsin taxes — once among the nation's highest — have fallen to just barely below the national average, highlighting the effects of a
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October 5, 2017

Walker touts small business agenda in Green Bay

Fresh off approving a $3 billion package of incentives for Foxconn, Gov. Scott Walker turned his attention to small businesses during a
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October 4, 2017

2017 Governor’s Small Business Summit hosted in Rothschild

Dozens of small business owners made their way to central Wisconsin to meet with state leaders, exchange ideas and find
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October 2, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker commemorates Youth Apprenticeship Day at Bradley Tech H.S.

Gov. Scott Walker visited Bradley Tech High School on Milwaukee's south side on Tuesday morning, September 26th to commemorate Youth Apprenticeship Day, which
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October 1, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker: State budget does a lot for education, taxpayers

Do you want more money for schools or lower property taxes? Well, the state budget I recently signed does both. Our
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September 29, 2017

Gov. Walker announces disaster assistance following July flooding

On Wednesday Governor Scott Walker announced the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has approved a request for federal low-interest disaster
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September 27, 2017

200+ companie already signed up as potential Foxconn suppliers, contractors

More than 200 companies have already signed up as potential Foxconn suppliers and contractors, according to a tweet posted by
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September 24, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker signs biennial budget into law

Izabela Zaluska The Badger Herald After a two month delay, Gov. Scott Walker signed the 2017-19 biennialbudget into law Thursday at an elementary
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September 19, 2017

Beyond southeastern Wisconsin, state businesspeople generally support Foxconn package

Tom Daykin Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  Beyond southeastern Wisconsin, many businesspeople throughout the state are expressing support for Foxconn's planned Racine-area factory and its massive
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September 19, 2017

“Couldn’t be more thrilled:” Gov. Walker signs $3 billion Foxconn bill into law

Gov. Scott Walker signed a $3 billion incentive package Monday for Foxconn Technology Group to build a flat-screen plant in
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September 13, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker tours Southern Door High School’s high tech fabrication facility

Liz Welter Green Bay Press-Gazette Hailey Shimon, 15, shyly smiled as she handed Gov. Scott Walker a drinking glass during his visit Tuesday at Southern
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September 12, 2017

Scott Walker: States can fix Obamacare’s mess

Gov. Scott Walker  Obamacare is broken, and the best place to fix it is in the states. As Congress struggles with repealing
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September 8, 2017

WATCH: Governor Scott Walker in Mosinee

Governor Scott Walker made a stop in Mosinee Thursday night  to honor the Pinewood Supper Club for being named a
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September 5, 2017

Superior Fresh opens doors to Governor in Jackson County

Jordan Simonson Jackson County Chronicle The largest Atlantic salmon farm in the country, Superior Fresh, opened its doors to Gov. Scott Walker
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September 1, 2017

WHEDA offering $11.1 million in small business financing

Arthur Thomas BizTimes  The Wisconsin Housing and Economic Development Authority is offering small businesses access to $11.1 million in new financing, Gov.
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September 1, 2017

Gov. Walker talks FoxConn in La Crosse, benefits to businesses

Troy Neumann WKBT The benefits of the potential FoxConn plant was the focus of a local visit Tuesday from Wisconsin's governor. Governor Scott
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August 30, 2017

Foxconn jobs could begin appearing next year with 3 Wisconsin assembly plants

Steven Verburg Wisconsin State Journal Foxconn Technology Group will build three assembly plants in Wisconsin before constructing the high-tech liquid-crystal display panel
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August 22, 2017

Dynamic Recycling to add 140,000 square feet, 150 jobs with expansion

Nathan Hansen La Crosse Tribune Dynamic Recycling is expanding for the fifth time in a decade. Company officials celebrated a visit by Gov.
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August 20, 2017

Gov. Walker securing grant funding for better broadband access

Taylor Greik NBC26 Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was visiting the northwoods this week, as he has secured another $110,000 in grant funding
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August 16, 2017

Foxconn plant puts Wisconsin on global stage: Gov. Scott Walker

Julia Limitone Fox Business Taiwanese electronics manufacturer Foxconn is pledging to build a new facility in Wisconsin. Governor Scott Walker joined FOX
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August 15, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker signs legislation limiting new state regulations

Jason Stein Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  State agencies will have to take added steps and meet higher standards to approve new rules, under legislation
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August 7, 2017

Foxconn supply chain could bring opportunities to Wisconsin businesses

Rick Barrett Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  The massive Foxconn factory planned for southeast Wisconsin could redefine the futures of hundreds of businesses in
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August 3, 2017

Scott Walker Did His Homework, and Now It’s Paid Off

Alan Murray Fortune In March, I was in Guangzhou when Foxconn Chairman Terry Gou threw the first shovels of dirt for a
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August 1, 2017

White House: Foxconn to build $10 billion LCD plant with potential for 13,000 jobs in Wisconsin

Jessie Opoien The Cap Times Taiwanese manufacturing company Foxconn will build its first U.S. factory in Wisconsin, where it expects to employ
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July 27, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker Signs New Voucher School Bill Into Law

Scott Anderson Mount Pleasant Patch Gov. Scott Walker has signed a new voucher school bill into law Wednesday that requires private schools
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July 26, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker signs bills fighting opioid abuse

Patrick Marley Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  Gov. Scott Walker signed 11 bills Monday to combat the state's opiate epidemic, including one that would establish
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July 22, 2017

Governor Walker reports having $2.4 million on hand for re-election

MADISON, Wis.  — Gov. Scott Walker’s campaign is reporting that it raised $3.5 million in the first six months of
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July 18, 2017

State estimates employers will save $637 million on unemployment taxes by 2018

Arthur Thomas BizTimes The majority of those savings, $482 million since 2013, are the result of an improving economy and roughly a
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July 11, 2017

Senator Darling: Wisconsin’s economy is on a roll

Alberta Darling Wisconsin's 8th Senate District A recent Marquette Law Poll shows 53 percent of Wisconsinites say our state is headed in the
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July 5, 2017

Walker, state leaders celebrate success of Wisconsin cheese industry

Governor Scott Walker and other key state leaders are thanking cheese makers across the state. It's part of Wisconsin Cheese Day,
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June 29, 2017

WATCH: Walker talks education, Supreme Court

Zach Hagenbucher WHBL Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker is pleased that the U.S. Supreme Court will hear the appeal of a circuit court's
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June 27, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker to Senate GOP: ‘No excuses’ for failing to repeal Obamacare

Tom Howell Jr. The Washington Times Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker urged Senate Republicans on Wednesday to keep their promise to repeal Obamacare,
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June 21, 2017

Healy: Wisconsin’s success shows how to move America forward

Brett Healy Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Billions in tax relief, more jobs, and a better environment in which to do business are the
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June 19, 2017

Wisconsin unemployment drops to 3.1 percent in May

Associated Press  Wisconsin's unemployment rate is at its lowest level since October 1999. The state Department of Workforce Development reported Thursday that
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June 13, 2017

Keep your eye on Scott Walker in Wisconsin

Salena Zito Washington Examiner Scott Walker is ready to go. "I am ready to run again for governor," Walker told the Washington Examiner
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June 11, 2017

Scott Walker asks Trump administration for go-ahead on drug testing for health benefits

Jason Stein Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Gov. Scott Walker pared back his overhaul of state health programs Wednesday but stuck to his main
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June 9, 2017

“Very close to my heart:” Governor Walker participates in 31st annual Law Enforcement Torch Run

Trisha Bee FOX6Now Governor Scott Walker joined law enforcement officers, Special Olympics athletes, and members of the Waukesha community Thursday, June 8th
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June 6, 2017

Yes, Scott Walker Did Back Wisconsin’s Economy Away From A Cliff

Jake Curtis and Will Flanders The Federalist When Scott Walker was sworn in as Wisconsin’s 45th governor in January 2011, the state’s
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June 2, 2017

Trump to raise money for Walker in Wisconsin on June 13

Associated Press President Donald Trump is returning to Wisconsin to host a fundraiser for Gov. Scott Walker on June 13. The exact
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May 30, 2017

Wisconsin GOP advances measure that would make state first to drug test for health benefits

Jason Stein Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  MADISON - Wisconsin could become the first state in the nation to require needy but able-bodied adults
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May 20, 2017

Wisconsin in top 10 of Chief Executive magazine’s best states for business

Andrew Weiland BizTimes Wisconsin ranks as the 10th best state for business in the annual rankings by Chief Executive magazine. The rankings are
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May 19, 2017

The Latest: Walker doubles down on no tax increases

Gov. Scott Walker's spokesman says no change in revenue estimates for the state reaffirms the governor's opposition to raising taxes. The
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May 18, 2017

Scott Walker gets in heated exchange with county exec over healthcare

REBECCA SAVRANSKY The Hill Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) got into a heated exchange with a county executive over the GOP plan
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May 12, 2017

Scott Walker makes clear he’ll seek a third term as Wisconsin governor

Patrick Marley Milwaukee Journal Sentinel  Voters can erase any doubt they might have about whether Gov. Scott Walker will seek a third term. The
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May 11, 2017

Gov. Walker expected to sign bill to make cheese state’s official dairy product

The Wisconsin Legislature agreed Tuesday to make cheese the official dairy product of the dairy-obsessed state, which produces more 3
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May 5, 2017

Walker voices support for prevailing wage ban

Erin O'Brien WEAU Governor Scott Walker says he's in favor of a measure that would eliminate minimum wage requirements for state construction
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May 2, 2017

Scott Walker and the Era of Welfare Reform

Lauren Parrottino Right Wisconsin Are we in the middle of another reform era for welfare? Governor Scott Walker and Republicans across the
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April 30, 2017

Wisconsin unemployment rate down to 3.4 percent

Arthur Thomas BizTimes Wisconsin’s unemployment rate dropped to 3.4 percent in March as employment grew by 16,400, according to figures released today
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April 28, 2017

State offers dairy farmers, processors financial lifeline amid crisis

Wisconsin State Journal State officials are offering financial help to Wisconsin dairy farms in desperate need of customers and for processors
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April 5, 2017

Walker renews Twitter criticisms of Baldwin over filibuster

Gov. Scott Walker is renewing his Twitter battle with Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin over her opposition to President Donald Trump's nominee for the Supreme Court.
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April 1, 2017

Cap Times Guest Commentary: Invest in student success and a strong workforce

Our state budget invests more into K-12 education than ever before in Wisconsin.
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March 31, 2017

Wisconsin Democrats Are Still Paying for Their Anti-Walker Protests

Six years ago, as a bitter winter gripped the Upper Midwest, Wisconsin Democrats mobilized for a major political protest.
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March 30, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker has a plan to strengthen families and reduce poverty

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (Editorial ­– Haskins) My colleague Isabel Sawhill and I have conducted research to learn whether adults who follow
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March 29, 2017

Preliminary estimates: Wisconsin added over 11,000 jobs in February

BLS data released last Friday showed a similarly positive February for Wisconsin, adding 11,100 jobs, according to preliminary estimates.
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March 28, 2017

Gov. Walker stresses importance of $649 million K-12 investment

At a stop in Peshtigo Tuesday, Governor Scott Walker said his proposed K-12 budget is a top priority.
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March 23, 2017

Wisconsin’s Unemployment Rate Drops To 3.7 Percent

Wisconsin's unemployment rate dropped to 3.7 percent in February, the lowest it’s been since November of 2000.
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March 20, 2017

Scott Walker: Welfare reformer?

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, known as the scourge of public-sector unions, says that he would rather be remembered as a welfare reformer.
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March 13, 2017

The Wisconsin lesson: Voters will reward Republicans if they do what they promised

Six weeks into a new administration, with unified Republican government for the first time in a decade, the GOP should be busy enacting a bold reform agenda. Instead, the party is wracked by internal divisions on key issues from health care to taxes.
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March 9, 2017

Walker orders state agencies to increase access to records

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker ordered state agencies to increase access to public records on Thursday, a move that comes on the heels of his proposal to end the publishing of certain notices in local newspapers.
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March 9, 2017

Wisconsin unemployment rate drops to 3.9%

Wisconsin's unemployment rate fell to its lowest point in 16 years, the state Department of Workforce Development said Thursday.
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March 6, 2017

GOP should take Scott Walker’s advice, face protests head on

In a New York Times op-ed, Governor Scott Walker called on his fellow Republicans to face potential protesters with confidence, using his experiences in Wisconsin as a case study to prove the merits of standing strong in the face of organized opposition.
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March 3, 2017

Against Protests, Republicans Must Stand Strong

Over the last few weeks, angry voters have greeted Republican congressmen in districts around the country. As someone who has confronted similar crowds before — and lived to tell about it — I have a simple message for those lawmakers: It’s put-up or shut-up time.
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February 24, 2017

Scott Walker compares Donald Trump protests and Act 10 protests: ‘Been there, seen that’

President Donald Trump and Republicans in Congress have been greeted by thousands upon thousands of protesters in recent weeks, but for Gov. Scott Walker it's like deja vu all over again.
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February 23, 2017

A lesson from Walker: Produce results, and those angry town halls won’t matter so much

Whether you're Rep. Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, or Sen. Tom Cotton, R-Ark., or maybe someone who is actually electorally more vulnerable, you're in a lose-lose situation when you find yourself in front of a hostile, screaming crowd.
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February 23, 2017

Scott Walker leaning toward third gubernatorial run

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker confirmed Thursday that will likely seek a third gubernatorial term in 2018, saying that while he has not formally announced a campaign, he is leaning toward another bid for the governor's mansion.
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February 23, 2017

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker urges nation’s conservatives to stand strong against protests

Gov. Scott Walker drew on his experience battling protesters six years ago to encourage conservatives Thursday as they face fierce criticism over President Donald Trump and his policies.
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February 9, 2017

Gov. Walker’s school budget plan supports anti-bullying program

One small part of Gov. Scott Walker's budget investment in public schools could make a big impact on our children's well being.
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February 8, 2017

Walker promises lower property taxes

Gov. Scott Walker says his state budget will keep property taxes lower on the average home in 2018 that they were in 2010. Walker released excerpts of his speech Wednesday on Twitter before he was to deliver his budget to the Legislature.
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February 8, 2017

Gov. Walker announces $76 billion two-year budget

Spending would increase under the $76 billion, two-year budget by 1 percent in the first year and 3.2 percent in the second. The budget would end with an $82.7 million balance.
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February 1, 2017

Taking Act 10 national? Gov. Walker says Trump administration is interested

Gov. Scott Walker says President Donald Trump's administration is interested in taking Wisconsin Act 10, the law that ended most collective bargaining rights for many public sector workers, national.
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February 1, 2017

Walker: Bad estimate for road costs no reason to raise taxes

Gov. Scott Walker says he remains opposed to increasing the gas tax despite an audit last week that showed major highway projects in Wisconsin have cost more than initially estimated over the past decade.
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January 18, 2017

Wisconsin tax collections forecast to be $454 million higher

Wisconsin’s state budget got a burst of good news Wednesday with news that tax collections will be nearly half a billion dollars more than estimated two months ago.
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January 10, 2017

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker: Workforce development now state’s top job

Gov. Scott Walker declared in his seventh State of the State address Tuesday that workforce development will be his top priority going forward, a shift that comes after he failed to fulfill his signature job-creation promise and as he considers seeking a third term.
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January 10, 2017

‘We are working and winning’: Scott Walker touts optimism for Trump administration in State of the State

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker painted a glowing picture of the state of Wisconsin under his governorship and signaled optimism for President-elect Donald Trump's administration in his seventh State of the State address on Tuesday.
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January 5, 2017

Gov. Scott Walker takes actions on heroin addiction

Jason Stein Milwaukee Journal Sentinel MADISON, Wis. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) – Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday called for a special legislative session
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December 21, 2016

Walker says focus ‘almost 100 percent’ will be on workforce

Gov. Scott Walker says "almost 100 percent" of his focus next year is going to be on workforce issues.
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December 21, 2016

Walker’s Wisconsin is an incredible state party success story

Our own Salena Zito wrote this week on the ascendancy of Wisconsin's Republican Party. It's a fascinating story, perhaps more than that of any other currently successful state party.
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December 20, 2016

Scott Walker wants fewer federal rules from Trump

Gov. Scott Walker Tuesday called on President-elect Donald Trump to immediately clear federal barriers to Wisconsin GOP goals like drug testing public benefit recipients and keeping Syrian refugees out of the state.
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December 15, 2016

Gov. Walker: Wisconsin’s future is bright

In an economic development speech Thursday morning, Gov. Scott Walker used dark sunglasses and a 1980s song to illustrate that he believes Wisconsin's future is bright.
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December 14, 2016

Governor Scott Walker Announced $585,000 to Support Minority Owned Businesses

MILWAUKEE, Wis. - Governor Scott Walker announced more than a half million dollars to support minority owned businesses.
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December 14, 2016

Walker Touts Property Tax Savings On His Watch

Gov. Scott Walker has started touring the state to highlight property tax cuts under his administration.
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November 17, 2016

Walker calls on Trump to rescind Obama executive orders

Republican Gov. Scott Walker is telling Facebook followers the first thing he wants Donald Trump to do as president is start rescinding President Barack Obama’s executive orders.
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November 16, 2016

RGA Announces 2017 Leadership

The Republican Governors Association announced today that Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker was elected to serve as the RGA Chair for 2017.
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November 13, 2016

Walker to take lead in keeping GOP governors in power

With the GOP poised for one-party control in Washington, Gov. Scott Walker has a new political mission: keeping Republicans in power in the states.
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November 10, 2016

Gov. Walker honors veterans at Fort McCoy

By Erin O'Brien WEAU.com SPARTA, Wis. (WEAU) -- Veterans Day is Friday, but some people, including Governor Scott Walker, celebrated a
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November 9, 2016

Wisconsin plays big role in electing Donald Trump, keeping Republicans in charge of Congress

Donald Trump has been elected president of the United States, with a surprise win in Wisconsin leading him to victory in Wednesday's early hours.
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November 7, 2016

Wisconsin GOP Leaders Join Forces For Final Pre-Election Push

At about 9 a.m. Saturday, GOP Sen. Ron Johnson had just arrived at United Alloy, a steel fabrication company in Janesville. He took a short tour of the factory. Overall it was a run-of-the-mill campaign stop.
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November 3, 2016

Gov. Scott Walker spends birthday promoting Republican values to UW students

Gov. Scott Walker spent his 49th birthday speaking to College Republicans Wednesday about the fundamental differences between Republicans and Democrats in light of the Nov. 8 elections.
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November 2, 2016

Guest column: Standing up for Wisconsin’s dairy farmers, fair trade by Gov. Scott Walker

Canada is the top international trading partner with Wisconsin, a partnership that raises living standards on both sides of the border by promoting job creation and increasing markets for Wisconsin manufactured goods and agricultural commodities.
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October 23, 2016

Gov. Walker makes campaign stop with Sen. Johnson in Green Bay

Gov. Scott Walker campaigned across the state on Sunday in an attempt to get U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) re-elected.
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October 19, 2016

Walker Joining Johnson On Campaign Swing

Walker and Wisconsin Republican Party Chairman Brad Courtney plan to campaign with Johnson across the state on Sunday, just a little over two weeks before Election Day.
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October 19, 2016

Governor announces new manufacturing grants

Gov. Scott Walker visited NEW Plastics in Luxemburg to announce new grants for manufacturers. The Wisconsin Fast Forward grants are designed to train current and new workers with specific skills that are needed right now in the manufacturing field.
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October 18, 2016

Printing, packaging company moving to Kenosha

A printing and packaging company with deep roots in Illinois and additional operations in Indiana has chosen Kenosha for expansion and the base of its future growth.
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October 6, 2016

Walker Plan Helps With Student Debt Without Growing Government

Governor Scott Walker announced Tuesday expanded eligibility for joining the UW Credit Union. In addition to past or present students of the UW System, "any Wisconsin resident who is currently enrolled or has attended any accredited institution of higher education can do business with the UW Credit Union," according to the press release that accompanied the announcement.
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September 29, 2016

Border wars continue – and Illinois isn’t winning

It’s little secret to commercial real estate pros who do business near the Illinois/Wisconsin border: There’s a war going on between the states to attract new industrial projects.
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September 28, 2016

Gov. Walker touts expansion of student lending

Speaking at UW Credit Union's headquarters, the Republican governor said his administration is helping the Madison lender serve more borrowers who didn't go to a University of Wisconsin System campus.
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September 19, 2016

Wisconsin’s attempt to tie food to jobs pays off

Wisconsin has announced that significant reforms of its statewide food benefits program have led to nearly 15,000 gaining meaningful employment, joining a national trend toward putting more food stamp recipients to work.
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September 19, 2016

Kleefisch: Governor stands for small business

Did you know there are 2,300 jobs open right now – today – here in Outagamie County? And another 4,400 jobs in neighboring Brown and Winnebago counties?
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September 16, 2016

Scott Walker: Transportation budget strengthens state’s infrastructure

It is important to maintain Wisconsin’s transportation infrastructure. Good roads and bridges are crucial for Wisconsin’s economy, businesses and citizens. Recently, the Department of Transportation provided its 2017-’19 budget proposal, which outlines the transportation priorities for our state for the next two years.
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September 7, 2016

Our Views: Act 10’s big winner: taxpayers

Protesters descending on the Capitol five years ago in a desperate bid to stop Act 10’s passage were right about one thing: They had a lot to lose. But as a growing body of evidence suggests, their loss has been the taxpayers’ gain—possibly to the tune of billions of dollars.
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September 7, 2016

Gov. Walker Announces “Back to School” Sales Tax Holiday

Governor Scott Walker will visit Shopko Stores Operating Corporation in Green Bay, as well as Kohl's in Menomonee Falls today to announce the inclusion of a "Back to School" sales tax holiday in his 2017-19 biennial budget.
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September 4, 2016

Fiorina, Rubio, Walker address AFP ‘Dream’ summit

Three of the 16 Republican presidential candidates that didn’t make the GOP nomination cut made a big impression Saturday on the 2,000-plus conservative activists gathered at Orlando’s Orange County Convention Center.
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August 30, 2016

Walker emphasizes importance of tourism

Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said Monday that the state’s rapid response to dealing with flood damage caused by torrential rainstorms last July was in part a recognition of the crucial role tourism plays in the state’s economy.
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August 23, 2016

Gov. Walker touts college affordability plans in Appleton

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker visited Fox Valley Technical College Tuesday to discuss his proposals to make college more affordable, particularly for students in tech schools.
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August 22, 2016

Governor visits Kenosha’s Kenall Manufacturing

Governor Scott Walker visited Kenall Manufacturing Monday, touting a surplus lowering the unemployment insurance tax for Wisconsin employers.
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August 22, 2016

Walker visits Milton

Governor Scott Walker met with 31 people from Milton and surrounding communities, including State Senator Steve Nass, at Milton City Hall on Friday for his 57th “Listening Session,” part of his “2020 Vision Project.”
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August 18, 2016

Wisconsin adds 5,000 jobs in July

Wisconsin added 5,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained at a 15 year low. The unemployment rate of 4.2% remains lower than the national unemployment rate of 4.9% percent.
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August 17, 2016

New cranberry processing facility opens near Warrens

A $20 million cranberry processing facility has opened near Warrens. Local and state officials, including Gov. Scott Walker, were on hand for Cranberry Growers Cooperative’s ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday, where they celebrated its impact to independent growers and Wisconsin’s economy.
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August 12, 2016

Gov. Walker Speaks at Amerequip in Kiel

“We are thrilled to be a part of this because we know you have a good track record already,” Walker said of the efforts of the state and the Wisconsin Economic Development Council in working with Amerequip.
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August 1, 2016

Walker tells agencies he wants to continue UW tuition freeze

Gov. Scott Walker is telling state agencies he plans to extend the University of Wisconsin tuition freeze in the next two-year state budget he will introduce in early 2017.
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July 29, 2016

Governor Walker breaks ground for Kewaunee harbor project

Gov. Scott Walker Friday joined a group of local dignitaries to break ground for the Kewaunee Harbor project, which he said will bring new economic development and tourism to the city.
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July 22, 2016

Gov. Walker helps open Artist Lofts, talks RNC

Gov. Scott Walker joined local and state leaders Friday in marking the transformation of a former downtown factory into a loft-style apartment complex and art gallery.
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July 21, 2016

Wisconsin adds over 49,000 private sector jobs

According to the Department of Workforce Development, 49,900 jobs have been added to the private sector since June of 2015. Over 10,000 jobs were added alone in June of 2016.
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July 20, 2016

Gov. Walker to RNC: ‘America deserves better!’

Back in Cleveland Wednesday night, 11 months after the first Republican presidential debate in the same city, Gov. Scott Walker's Republican National Convention speech centered around his belief that America deserves better than Hillary Clinton.
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July 20, 2016

Scott Walker in Cleveland: ‘America deserves better’ than Hillary Clinton

America deserves better than Hillary Clinton, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told attendees of the Republican National Convention on Wednesday.
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July 19, 2016

Governor Walker Leads Efforts to Aid Wisconsin Flood Recovery

The following is from a press release from Governor Walker's office and his efforts to aid recovery in the northern parts of Wisconsin that experienced severe flood damage
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June 16, 2016

Wisconsin unemployment rate drops again, to 4.2%

Wisconsin's unemployment rate fell again last month, dropping to its lowest point in 15 years, the State Department of Workforce Development said Thursday.
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June 16, 2016

Metro Milwaukee has strong hiring outlook, ManpowerGroup survey shows

By Rick Romell Journal Sentinel With another strong showing in the long-running Manpower Employment Outlook Survey, metropolitan Milwaukee continues to be a
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June 2, 2016

Record crowd turns out to honor fallen

By Jake Kurtz DeForest Times-Tribune 6/2/2016 A record crowd occupied the lawn at Veterans Memorial Park in downtown DeForest Monday to witness history
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June 1, 2016

Chicago Fed: Wisconsin’s April economic activity tops region

By Arthur Thomas BizTimes.com 6/1/2016 Wisconsin’s economic activity increased in April, landing it in the top spot among the five Midwest states covered
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May 17, 2016

Wisconsin taxpayers have lighter debt load, report says

Madison— Thanks in great part to a fully funded pension system, Wisconsin taxpayers bear a lighter debt load than almost any other state in the country, according to one of the most comprehensive reports of its kind.
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May 8, 2016

The Wisconsin Comeback continues

"Job reports point to stronger economy." This was the headline on the front page of a recent Milwaukee Journal Sentinel edition, and it is certainly good news for Wisconsin. Let's take a look at the latest facts from the March jobs report:
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April 25, 2016

Latest jobs numbers depict a tightening labor market

Wisconsin added more jobs over the past 12 months than it has in a dozen years, according to the latest numbers compiled by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released by the state Department of Workforce Development. The state unemployment rate in March fell to 4.5%, below the national average by 0.5%.
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April 16, 2016

Wisconsin added an estimated 13,000 jobs in March

Private sector job growth saw big gains in Wisconsin during the first quarter of the year, the state Department of Workforce Development said Thursday.
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April 6, 2016

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker benefits from Cruz victory

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has his mojo back, and he's got Ted Cruz and Donald Trump to thank for it.
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April 4, 2016

Scott Walker’s second act

Scott Walker scrapped his presidential campaign more than six months ago, with more than $1 million in debt to his name but not a single delegate. But since his campaign died, Walker has quietly taken steps that keep his future presidential options very much alive.
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