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Walker Issues Statement on Veteran Office Funding

Governor Scott Walker

Walker, Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) Secretary John Scocos, and Wisconsin Counties Association (WCA) Executive Director Mark O’Connell issued a joint statement after a meeting between representatives from the Governor’s Office, WDVA, WCA, and the County Veterans Service Officers Association (CVSOs): The meeting was an opportunity for all parties to come together and reach a consensus. We are pleased to announce we have agreed on a way forward to ensure CVSOs receive the funding they need in order to best serve Wisconsin’s veterans. We are committed to an ongoing dialogue between all parties to guarantee our veterans receive the services they have so rightfully earned.

Source: Walker press release 

Senator Tammy Baldwin

Baldwin applauded U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez’s announcement of $200,000 in ApprenticeshipUSA State Accelerator Grant funding to expand and expedite apprenticeship programs in Wisconsin. The announcement was made during Baldwin’s and Perez’s June 3 visit to Milwaukee Area Technical College, where they highlighted the role that apprenticeships play in strengthening the workforce and economic development in the Milwaukee area. “Apprenticeship initiatives are one of the most effective vehicles for responding to the workforce readiness needs of business and industry,” Baldwin said. “Today’s investment in Wisconsin’s workers will help us raise incomes, strengthen our middle class, and grow our Made In Wisconsin economy.”

Source: Baldwin press release

 Sen. Ron Johnson

Johnson wants Donald Trump to retract his call for a judge overseeing lawsuits against Trump University to step away from the case because of his Mexican ancestry, a Johnson spokesman said. Johnson is the latest in a stream of Republicans who back their party’s presumptive presidential nominee to criticize Trump’s remarks about Judge Gonzalo Curiel. Trump told the Wall Street Journal that Curiel faces an “inherent conflict of interest” in the Trump University case because “I’m building a wall” and Curiel is of Mexican ancestry. Johnson spokesman Brian Reisinger told the Wisconsin State Journal that Johnson “disagrees” with Trump’s reasoning, “just as he has in the past.” Johnson is supporting Trump’s White House bid but has disavowed some of his most controversial proposals — including Trump’s call to ban all Muslims from traveling to the U.S.

Source: Wisconsin State Journal

President Barack Obama

After months of standing on the sidelines, President Obama is getting ready to hit the campaign trail for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. “He has indicated he wants to spend a lot of time on the campaign trail, so when it’s time to do that, we’ll go out guns a blazing,” White House communications director Jennifer Psaki said. “We are actively thinking through how to use the president on the campaign trail — what works for the nominee, what works for him, and how to utilize his strengths and his appeal.”

Source: Fox News

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