Governor Scott Walker

A session is being held in Rhinelander next week for contractors, vendors, suppliers and professional services interested in competing for Foxconn contracts in the upcoming construction of the huge plant being built in southeastern Wisconsin.

The first phase of  Foxconn building will begin this spring, involving 1,000 acres of site work, with the vertical building phase to begin late this year or early next year.

President of Grow North Economic Development Corporation, Vicky Oldham, talks about what will be going on...

Wisconsin Assembly Democrats: Slow Down the Foxconn Deal

Aug 9, 2017
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MADISON, Wis. - The proposed Foxconn deal, which would bring the Taiwanese high-tech manufacturer to Wisconsin, involves $3 billion in contributions from the state. The company has said it eventually will create 15,000 good-paying jobs, but many questions about the deal still remain. Skidmore

Governor Scott Walker stopped in Eagle River Thursday to highlight a portion of this weeks State of the State address.

During the address, Walker said they would be putting an additional $3 million toward allowing students a way to go from school to job in a shorter period of time in some job categories.

Speaking at Northland Pines schools, Walker said they're shifting grant money toward what is called 'dual enrollment', where high school students can get credit toward college degrees at schools like Nicolet College....


Governor Walker signed a measure in 2014 labeled the "Blueprint For Prosperity", designed to get students into high-demand technical careers.

Stopping at Nicolet Area Technical College Tuesday, Walker said he will propose next week another round of proposals to help technical college students. One proposal is to increase grants to students at technical colleges. Walker says the state's 16 technical colleges exceeded the 5,000 students sought in the "Blueprint" proposal, so more money is being given to technical college students...

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Wisconsin could be offering a health care option that is outside the realm of the Affordable Care Act also known as Obamacare.

During a stop in Rhinelander last week, Governor Scott Walker said he's been talking to the federal government to have Wisconsin residents get another option outside of the Affordable Care Act protocols.....