Apply to Serve on a Board or Commission

The Governor continually seeks Wisconsin citizens to appoint to the state’s 200-plus boards, commissions, councils, and taskforces. Members of Wisconsin state boards and commissions are vital participants in policy making, regulation, advisory and advocacy efforts for a wide variety of issues affecting all Wisconsinites. Please contact your Hamilton Consulting team members if you are interested […]

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Press Corps Comments on Capitol Climate

Steve Walters hosted a Capitol Roundtable discussion with members of the Capitol Press Corps on March 8, 2013 at the WisconsinEye studio in Madison on the recent mining bill passed by the legislature, Governor Walker’s budget and the upcoming Supreme Court race between incumbent Justice Pat Roggensack and challenger Ed Fallone. Panelists included: WisPolitics.com editor, […]

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Governor Walker Signs Historic Mining Reform Bill

Gov. Walker has signed into law Senate Bill 1, which streamlines the permitting process for safe and environmentally sound iron mining. Along with signing the bill, Governor Walker released the following statement: Wisconsin’s seal and the state flag both depict mining in our great state. In light of our mining tradition, I’m thrilled to sign […]

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Walker Delivers Budget Address

On February 20, 2013, Gov. Scott Walker delivered the 2013 Budget Address titled “More Prosperity, Better Performance, and True Independence.” Speaker Vos, Speaker Pro Tem Kramer, President Ellis, Majority Leader Fitzgerald, Minority Leader Larson, Minority Leader Barca, members of the Wisconsin Supreme Court, Constitutional Officers, tribal leaders, members of the Cabinet, distinguished guests, members of […]

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Walker’s $132 Million Workforce Development Agenda

Over the weekend, Gov. Walker announced the details of his workforce development agenda. In total, the plan invests $132 million in programs aimed at equipping workers with the skills they need to find jobs in the modern workforce. “Our goal is to help our state and our workers become among the most prosperous and innovative […]

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Walker Budget to Expand Mental Health Funding

Giving a glimpse of what will be in his 2013-2015 Biennial State Budget, Gov. Walker announced a near $30 million investment in state taxpayer funds for mental health programs to enhance and expand services provided by state and local governments to individuals living with mental illness. “Earlier this year, I met with mental health professionals, […]

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Gov. Walker Announces Investment in Tourism and Economic Development

As the date of Gov. Walker’s budget address draws nearer, the governor has been releasing some details about proposals that will be contained in it. At the Wisconsin Economic Development Association’s Governor’s Conference on Economic Development, he announced some economic development initiatives aimed at improving the business climate and encouraging entrepreneurship and innovation as well […]

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Walker Discusses Budget Priorities

Gov. Walker has indicated that his top priorities for the 2013-15 Biennial State Budget are creating jobs, developing the workforce, transforming education, reforming government, and investing in infrastructure. In the time leading up to the Biennial Budget Address on February 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Assembly Chambers, Walker is releasing a series of […]

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Walker Appoints Chief Economic Development Officer

Gov. Walker has removed “interim” from the title of the CEO of the Wisconsin Economic Development (WEDC) by appointing Reed Hall to fill the permanent position. “Reed brings a fresh perspective and strong leadership to the WEDC,” said Gov. Walker. “Reed’s experience at the Marshfield Clinic, in numerous civic organizations, and involvement in creating private […]

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Gov. Walker Announces 2013-15 Biennial Budget Address

Gov. Scott Walker will deliver the 2013-15 Biennial Budget Address on February 20, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. in the Assembly Chambers.

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