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Honoring Wisconsin's Veterans


Yesterday, I joined the Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) in awarding $250,000 in grants to 42 nonprofit organizations providing financial assistance or other services to our state’s veterans and their families.

In 2014, I signed this WDVA nonprofit grant program into law with broad bipartisan support in the state legislature.

Wisconsin’s veterans have given so much for our country, and they deserve our wholehearted support and assistance when they conclude active duty service. The grants awarded to Wisconsin nonprofits will fund important necessities like emergency financial assistance, transitional housing, and service dogs for veterans with disabilities.

Our thanks to all of Wisconsin’s veterans for their service, as well as to this year’s grant recipients for their commitment to serving the brave veterans of our state.

Mark Your Calendar! State of the State Address Set for January 10


Mark your calendars for Tuesday, January 10 at 3:00 p.m. and tune in for the 2017 Wisconsin State of the State Address.

It’s a chance for me to tell you, the people of Wisconsin, about the outlook for our state, how our economy is faring, and what you can expect when it comes to our priorities and initiatives for 2017.

To watch, check your local Wisconsin Public Television channel. Or, you can live stream the address from my website or YouTube channel.

Streamlining Government Services: DFI to Use One Stop Business Portal

As part of our larger effort to make government services more effective and efficient for taxpayers and businesses in Wisconsin, the Department of Financial Institutions (DFI) announced last week that they will be utilizing the One Stop Business Portal for certain annual reports beginning in January.

Our ultimate goal is to streamline interaction between Wisconsin businesses, startups, existing companies, and state agencies. So far, the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and Department of Revenue (DOR) have services available through the One Stop Business Portal, and eventually, other agencies that serve Wisconsin businesses will offer their services through the portal as well.

Once this transition is complete, Wisconsin business owners will be able to conduct all of their business with multiple state agencies in one convenient location.

Check out the One Stop Business Portal here, and learn more about the services DFI will offer through the Portal below.

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We enjoy sharing all the great news about our state with you. It is an honor to serve as your Governor and represent the people of Wisconsin.


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