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Create "Homecoming Wisconsin" program to lure back former residents


Will "create a new program called 'Homecoming Wisconsin.' Working with our University’s alumni associations and state agencies, 'Homecoming Wisconsin' will reach out to individuals, families and businesses that have left our state and remind them to 'come on home.' "


Sources:

Campaign website

Subjects: Families, Retirement

Updates:

No action toward persuading former residents, businesses to return to state

Updated: Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 | By Tom Kertscher

While running for governor in 2010, Scott Walker said that if he were elected, state agencies would work with college alumni associations to persuade former Badger State residents and businesses to move back home.

So, what happened to the promise to create a "Homecoming Wisconsin" program?

Walker spokeswoman Jocelyn Webster said the governor "continues to be supportive of this initiative.” She described it as being "in the works,” but didn't cite any particular action.

Given that Walker is more than halfway through his term, and that he does not need any legislative approval to act on it, we rate this promise Stalled.

Sources:

Email interview, Gov. Scott Walker spokeswoman Jocelyn Webster, July 12, 2013

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