Wisconsin Tourism is a Big Deal

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Wisconsin Tourism is a Big Deal



There are a million ways to have fun in Wisconsin, and our state’s tourism industry is booming.

Since we took office, tourism activity is up more than $5.2 billion, a 35% increase! On an annual basis, visitors generate over $1.5 billion in state and local revenue. Overall, Wisconsin’s healthy tourism industry supports more than 193,000 jobs, with 21,500 new jobs created in the last six years alone.

Earlier this week, I joined Department of Tourism Secretary Stephanie Klett at the Governor’s Conference on Tourism, which draws tourism representatives from all 72 counties. While there, we revealed our new summer and fall ad campaigns. Click on the video above to check out one of the new spots!

People continue to “Travel Wisconsin” for its natural beauty and family-friendly attractions, and they come back thanks to the hardworking people that make up our state’s tourism industry.

Plan your summer trip at https://www.travelwisconsin.com/!

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Ensuring Quality Education in Every Corner of the State


Every Wisconsin student deserves access to a quality education, regardless of their ZIP code.

That’s why we signed AB 835 into law this week, investing additional resources into our rural schools to help them address their unique challenges.

The bill increases the per-pupil sparsity amount from $300 to $400 beginning in fiscal year 2018-19 and will benefit an estimated 144 school districts across the state. This comes on top of our historic investments in K-12 education in this budget. Funding for K-12 education is at an all-time high in actual dollars.

This money will help teachers put more resources overwhelmingly into the classroom, improve student success, and ultimately build a stronger workforce here in Wisconsin.

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Trauma-Informed Care, Everyone Has a Role to Play



This week, we proclaimed May 2018 as Trauma-Informed Care Awareness Month and May 22, 2018, as Trauma-Informed Care Day across Wisconsin.

Trauma-Informed Care shifts perspectives from blaming people for their problems to using the science of ACEs to guide support and the creation of new policies and practices. Thanks to the efforts of First Lady Tonnete Walker, we have been working to promote Trauma-Informed Care for years in Wisconsin and across the country.

Together, we can help make it easier to recognize, understand, and address the effects of trauma on the lives of children and their families. Because everyone truly has a role to play.

For more information on Trauma-Informed Care, please visit: http://fosteringfutureswisconsin.org.

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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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