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I’m a strong supporter of Governor Walker and grateful for what he’s done for our state. I like to highlight some of the Governor’s activities from the past week.
Fallen officers were honored at the WI Law Enforcement Memorial ceremony on the Capitol Square in Madison.
At the state GOP Convention, delegates talked about the Governor’s future.
According to Chief Executive magazine, WI is the 14th best state to do business.
“Louisiana is the Cinderella state of Chief Executive’s ranking, proving that a concerted effort to transform old habits and policies can truly pay off. Wisconsin comes close with a meteoric thrust from 41st five years ago to 14th in 2014. Having survived a bitter recall last year, Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker recently signed Senate Bill 1, legislation that provides $504 million in tax relief over the next two years to state taxpayers. The bill reduces income- and property-tax rates, as well as eliminates income-tax rates for manufacturers, making the Badger state even more competitive.”
One CEO told the magazine, "Gov. Walker has turned around Wisconsin’s tax and business climate. A significant improvement over previous administrations.”
The WMC: "Over the past year, Governor Scott Walker and the Republican majorities in the Legislature have cut taxes three separate times. This demonstrates a change of policy in Wisconsin to a new focus on reducing the tax burden when state government has a budget surplus."
A Madison-area biotech company working to develop a new way to test for infectious diseases has been awarded a $500,000 loan from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
The Lucigen Corp. of Middleton plans to change the way infectious disease diagnostics are performed by developing a fast, economical test that could be performed by doctors or nurses in a physician’s office, emergency room, or clinic. Instead of sending out specimens to a lab and waiting hours – or sometimes days – for results, the new test would provide results within 30 minutes. The point-of-care test would still achieve the superior sensitivity and specificity of laboratory-based molecular diagnostics.
“The important research done at Lucigen not only supports the Madison area economy, but also leads to potentially life-saving, medical innovation that affects the health and well-being of people across the country, and around the world,” Governor Walker said. “We’re happy to offer support for this testing platform – the first of its kind – which could significantly improve patient outcomes, while decreasing overall health care costs.”
The WEDC loan will be used to purchase equipment for the project. Developing the test could create up to 60 new jobs at the company’s Middleton facility.
$8 million expansion at Kendall Packing in Jefferson was announced.
The Governor says his favorite beer is Leinie’s.
This week was declared Teacher Appreciation Week.
Governor Walker, once again, thank you for all you do for our great state!