Wisconsin Department Of Tourism Announces New Grant Program To Help Convention And Meeting Sector Of Tourism Industry

The Wisconsin Department of Tourism announced a new grant program that will assist hotel and convention centers while they bid for national or Midwest regional meetings and conventions.  The goal is to generate increased visitor spending through these events and encourage greater hotel occupancy, meeting space rental and food and beverage expenditures.  The funds will…
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John Scocos Reappointed As Secretary Of The Department Of Veterans Affairs

Governor Walker announced Thursday that he is reappointing John Scocos as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA).  Scocos previously served as the Secretary for the DVA from 2003 to 2009 under the Doyle administration.  Scocos is a U.S. Army Reserve colonel and has served two of tours of duty inIraq.  Scocos’ appointment requires…
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Applicants Wanted For Student Representative On The Wisconsin Technical College System Board

The Governor announced Friday that he is looking for applicants interested in serving as a student representative on the Wisconsin Technical College System Board.  The student representative would be appointed for a two-year term.  Interested applicants must be at least 18 years old, a state resident, enrolled at least part-time, and be in good academic…
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Patients Compensation Fund Restored

Earlier this week, the state finally paid back the illegal $200 million raid on the Injured Patients and Families Compensation Fund made in the last two-year budget bill under the Doyle administration.  A court ruling found that this raid was illegal and required the state to pay back the $200 million with interest and penalties.…
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Coming Together To Help Others

There are many great things that individuals and organizations do to reach out and help others. Recently I learned of one unique opportunity that is happening in our own backyard this upcoming Friday and Saturday where 100 people are expected to come together for an event called Build a Vet a Guitar.  George Vondriska, with…
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