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What did Scott Walker do this week? (05/17/14)

What did Scott Walker do this week?

Gov. Scott Walker tells Concordia University Wisconsin graduates, “You’re ready to make a difference.”

Photo: jsonline via AP

Friday night, Governor Walker gave the commencement speech at Concordia University.

Good news from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Wisconsin was one of the states with statistically significant unemployment rate changes from April 2013 to April 2014, down 1% from 6.8% to 5.8%. Wisconsin’s unemployment rate has dropped for nine consecutive months.

Wisconsin was also one of the states with statistically significant employment changes from April 2013 to April 2014, with an increase of 54,100.

From the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel:

Economist Brian Jacobsen said the report showed evidence of real job growth in the state.

"The jobs report for Wisconsin bucks the trend for the nation as the decline in the unemployment rate for the country was because people dropped out of the labor force," said Jacobsen, chief portfolio strategist for Wells Fargo Funds Management in Menomonee Falls.

"In Wisconsin, the unemployment rate dropped because employment increased, not because people were throwing in the towel on finding jobs."


On Friday, Gov. Walker appeared in Union Grove for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new manufacturing facility at American Roller and Plasma Coatings.

Kenrich Industrial in Waukesha is expanding. Gov. Walker was there Thursday.

Team Industries in Kaukauna held a ground breaking for its expansion.


Gov. Walker promoted National Small Business Week:

“Each day, small business owners turn their dreams into realities, putting their talents and dedication to work at the business they built,” Governor Walker said. “This week, we highlight their achievements and encourage more entrepreneurs to take the leap and realize their visions. The great news is that in the last three years, more than 19,000 net new businesses have been established, which means they are hiring employees, and moving our economy forward.”

Gov. Walker and Tonette attended the 35th annual Armed Services dinner in Milwaukee sponsored by the Navy League.

Gov. Walker is seen above with, from left, former Governors Pat Lucey, Tommy Thompson, and Tony Earl. Lucey died last Saturday evening at the age of 96. Gov. Walker paid tribute:

Patrick Lucey was a dedicated public servant who governed during an era when statesmanship was a badge of honor. It would be easy to merely describe Lucey as a proud Democrat, but that would be ignoring his ability to bring people together reaching across the aisle for the betterment of the state. Lucey was above all a friend to me and an irreplaceable friend to Wisconsin, my thoughts and prayers are with his family.”

I'll end this week with a column by George Will who wrote, "Walker prevailed." Read all the details here.


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