Scott Walker http://wxpr.org en Walker Touts Business Growth During Vilas County Visit http://wxpr.org/post/walker-touts-business-growth-during-vilas-county-visit <p>Governor Scott Walker says the state’s business climate is improving.&nbsp; He made an appearance at a Vilas County Economic Development meeting Monday at Eagle Waters Resort. &nbsp; &nbsp;</p><p>Speaking to a crowd of business people and local officials, Walker said good things are happening in Wisconsin, and noted 13,000 new businesses have been created since he took office.&nbsp;&nbsp; Walker also talked about his Walleye Initiative, which resonated with Dick Mendham, owner of Sunset Resort near Phelps:</p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 23:30:08 +0000 Mary Jo Berner 12051 at http://wxpr.org Decision Time Nearing for Mascot Bill; Opponents Want Veto http://wxpr.org/post/decision-time-nearing-mascot-bill-opponents-want-veto <p>The Great Lakes Intertribal Council is calling on Governor Scott Walker to veto legislation regarding race-based mascots.&nbsp; The bill makes it harder for a person to file a discrimination complaint against a school mascot.&nbsp; It would require a petition of signatures and then proof of discrimination to get a mascot changed.</p><p>Michael Allen is director of the Great Lakes Intertribal Council.&nbsp; He says the rule changes would encourage stereotyping of Native people.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 22:55:39 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 11796 at http://wxpr.org Celebrating Roads Less Traveled http://wxpr.org/post/celebrating-roads-less-traveled <p>As fall color enters its prime, it&rsquo;s Rustic Roads week. Since 1973 the state Department of Transportation given the designation to over a hundred lightly traveled roads in Wisconsin.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:00:02 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8670 at http://wxpr.org Celebrating Roads Less Traveled Counties Vote Against Walker's Medicaid Expansion Denial http://wxpr.org/post/counties-vote-against-walkers-medicaid-expansion-denial <p>The Wisconsin Counties Association voted this week in disapproval of the state&rsquo;s rejection of extra federal funding for Medicaid.&nbsp; Sarah Diedrick-Kasdorf, Senior Legislative Associate for Wisconsin Counties Association, says the vote reaffirmed a position the group has held since 2011.</p><blockquote><p>&ldquo;As counties, when we all have the same position, when we all talk from one voice, it really provides support for our issues.&rdquo;</p> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 17:10:11 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 8516 at http://wxpr.org 250,000: A Magic Number For Jobs? http://wxpr.org/post/250000-magic-number-jobs <p>One side stands by the story, the other says it wasn't accurate. &nbsp;Did Governor Walker say the state won't actually create 250,000 jobs? &nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Ken </span>Krall<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> has the details. &nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Earlier this week, </span>WJFW<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> TV in </span>Rhinelander<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> talked to Governor Scott Walker in Merrill.</span></p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 21:03:39 +0000 Ken Krall 7237 at http://wxpr.org 250,000: A Magic Number For Jobs?