Recreation Category Archive


  • Scott Walker Noncommittal to Fiserv Incentive Package in Wake of Arena Naming Rights Deal

    Despite approving a legislative aid package, Gov. Scott Walker Thursday sounded noncommittal to awarding $12.5 million in incentives to Fiserv after the firm paid for naming rights to the new Milwaukee Bucks...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 08/02/2018
  • Watch: Walker on Hand As Hudson Dog Track Transformation Begins

    With nothing but the barest bones of the former St. Croix Meadows Dog Track behind them, Gov. Scott Walker joined developers and local representatives Tuesday, July 3, to recognize a $500,000 redevelopment...

    Hudson Star Observer, 07/03/2018
  • Wisconsin Governor Announces $500K for Redevelopment of Former Hudson Dog Track

    Dozens of people gathered at the site of former St. Croix Meadows Greyhound Racing Park to celebrate the redevelopment of a 17-year-long eyesore in Hudson Tuesday afternoon. Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker announced...

    St. Paul Pioneer Press, 07/03/2018
  • Redevelopment of Dormant Hudson Dog Track Gets Boost From State of Wisconsin

    The long-shuttered St. Croix Meadows Dog Track is being torn down to make way for a $200 million development that will include a baseball stadium, hotel, brewery, sports complex, research facilities, offices...

    Star Tribune, 07/03/2018
  • Wisconsin Tourism Economy Grows to $20.6 Billion

    The state’s tourism economy reached $20.6 billion in 2017, a $631 million increase from roughly $20 billion in 2016, according to a release from Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s office. “The travel and...

    Milwaukee Business Journal, 05/07/2018
  • It’s the People’: Tourism Takes More Than Attractions, Gov. Scott Walker Says

    Tourism in Wisconsin isn’t entirely about attractions, Gov. Scott Walker said Monday morning. “It’s the people. It’s you,” Walker told about 1,000 people gathered for his speech at the annual Governor’s Conference...

    Appleton Post-Crescent, 03/12/2018
  • Gov. Scott Walker Signs Bill Allowing Minors at Music Festivals

    Gov. Scott Walker has signed a bill that makes clear that unaccompanied minors can attend music festivals where alcohol is being served. Walker signed the bill Wednesday. He says it makes sense...

    WITI-TV, 05/24/2017
  • Fisk Johnson, Gov. Scott Walker and Wis. Secretary of Tourism Stephanie Klett Dedicate the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail

    Today SC Johnson Chairman and CEO Fisk Johnson, together with Gov. Scott Walker and the Wisconsin Department of Tourism dedicated the Frank Lloyd Wright Trail in the Great Workroom at the company’s...

    Cision, 05/10/2017
  • Walker Kicks Off Governor’s Fishing Opener With 2 Walleye

    Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker kicked off the 52st annual Governor’s Fishing Opener by catching two walleye. Walker was in Cable on Saturday for the event on Lake Namekagon. Walker says fishing is...

    Associated Press, 05/06/2017
  • Gov. Walker Gives President Trump Customized ‘Make the Bucks Great Again!” hat

    Last time President Trump was in Wisconsin, he left with a custom Green Bay Packers jersey. This time, he’s walking away with some Milwaukee Bucks gear. Governor Scott Walker presented President Trump...

    WTMJ-TV, 04/18/2017
  • Scott Walker Shares ‘Make the Bucks Great Again’ Hat Given to Donald Trump

    Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker wants to make sure President Donald Trump knows how big of a deal it is that the Milwaukee Bucks are in the playoffs, and he’s doing so through...

    Bleacher Report, 04/18/2017
  • Security Concerns Prompt Cancellation of Governor’s Annual Easter Egg Hunt

    An Easter egg hunt held each spring at the Governor’s Mansion has been canceled because of threats to the security of Gov. Scott Walker and the public, according to an email sent...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 04/13/2017
  • Scott Walker Tours Construction of New Bucks Arena

    Walker said he was pleasantly surprised to see how quickly the arena is taking shape. Thanks to a mild winter, crews have completed around 45 percent of the exterior structure. Walker said...

    WTMJ-TV, 04/11/2017
  • Walker Kicks Off Wisconsin Fishing Opener

    Gov. Scott Walker traveled to northwestern Wisconsin for the 51st annual Governor’s Fishing Opener. Walker was in Gordon on Saturday for the Governor’s Fishing Opener, held at the Minong Flowage. Walker calls...

    WMTV-TV, 05/07/2016
  • Scott Walker, Legislature Altering Wisconsin’s Way of Protecting Natural Resources

    “Governor Walker believes it’s possible to protect our clean air, clean land, and clean water while enacting policies that improve our business climate and spur economic growth,” Walker spokeswoman Laurel Patrick said...

    Wisconsin State Journal, 10/04/2015
  • Assembly Speaker Vos Claims He Can Pass Milwaukee Bucks Arena Deal in GOP-Controlled Assembly

    At a Madison press conference Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos revealed the full details of a secretly negotiated deal to help build a new arena for the Milwaukee Bucks and claimed he could pass it in the State Assembly.

    One Wisconsin Now, 06/30/2015
  • Why Are Republicans Wary of Arena Deal? Check the Scoreboard

    Republicans can't claim surprise when politicians who rode into office on the backs of their special interests attacks over a $5 million scoreboard for the Milwaukee Bucks aren't lining up to support a $500 million arena for the Milwaukee Bucks.

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 06/30/2015
  • Walker Says Tax Increase He Supports for Bucks Deal Is Not a Tax increase

    The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, citing unnamed sources, reported Thursday that the most recent proposal would include $250 million from taxpayers, with another $150 million coming from Bucks owners and $100 million from...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 05/30/2015
  • Bond Costs for Walker’s Bucks Arena Plan Could Be As High As $488 million

    A new analysis released Tuesday by the Legislative Fiscal Bureau says the fiscal effect on the state of Gov. Scott Walker’s $220 million bonding proposal for a new downtown arena could range...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 03/24/2015
  • Arena Plan Prompts Different Reactions From Area Groups

    Scot Ross, executive director of One Wisconsin Now, a liberal group, said his organization had "serious questions about the priorities of Gov. Walker."

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 02/20/2015
  • Scott Walker Proposed $220 Million in State Bonds to Fund Bucks arena

    Perhaps with 2016 in mind, Gov. Scott Walker is pitching his Milwaukee arena proposal not as state assistance to a private company, but as a model of fiscal conservatism. Walker on Tuesday...

    Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 01/27/2015
  • Scott Walker Continues to Court Sheldon Adelson’s Support in Las Vegas

    But the courtship dance began months ago and Gov. Scott Walker is continuing his endeavors to woo casino mogul Sheldon Adelson — most recently with a dinner in Las Vegas. The mega-donor...

    Capital Times, 12/10/2014
  • Assembly Speaker’s Comments on Bucks Arena Funding Causes Controversy

    "I thought it was just a really blatant and unmistakable message that Speaker Vos was sending to people in Wisconsin and that's, 'you play by my rules or you don't get to play."

    WKOW-TV, 11/14/2014
  • New ‘jock Tax’ Proposal for Bucks Arena Stirs Up Controversy

    Vos says he wants to keep the Bucks in Milwaukee. But political visits are not making his job to convince law makers across the state any easier. The liberal group, One Wisconsin...

    WITI-TV, 11/14/2014
  • Will Gov. Walker’s Ethical Flip-Flop Pay Big in Vegas?

    MADISON, Wis. — In previous campaigns, Scott Walker touted legislation he introduced to “ban political contributions from gambling interests.” Now, with presidential ambition dancing in his head, Gov. Walker is headed to Las...

    One Wisconsin Now, 03/14/2014
  • Walker Authored Legislation to Bar Politicians From Accepting Contributions From Casino or Racetrack Owners, Operators or Managers

    The bill prohibited, “any committee or group, from accepting a political contribution made by any person who owns, operates or manages a casino or racetrack in any state, or who is licensed...

    1997 AB 793, 01/01/1997