Scott Walker en Walker Says Science Should Decide EPA's Mining Involvement <p>Governor Scott Walker says he hopes the EPA won’t intervene based on political reasons to stop an iron mine permitting process from moving forward.&nbsp;</p><p>Wisconsin’s six Chippewa tribes have asked the federal agency to step in before the state DNR or the Army Corps of Engineers reviews a proposed mine in the Penokee Hills.&nbsp; The tribes say water quality and fisheries protected by treaty rights are at stake.</p><p>Stopping in Rhinelander today, Governor Walker said state laws offer strong environmental protections.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:35:35 +0000 Natalie Jablonski 20561 at Walker Says Science Should Decide EPA's Mining Involvement 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 Decision Time Nearing for 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 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 Celebrating Roads Less Traveled Counties Vote Against Walker's 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 250,000: A Magic Number For 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 250,000: A Magic Number For Jobs?