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Gov. Walker stops at Florence Library


Governor Scott Walker, center, visited the Florence County Library last Wednesday, where he signed Act 142, expanding the Wisconsin TEACH grant program to include rural libraries. The Act lets small rural libraries apply for up to $5000 each. The entire TEACH grant fund was increased by $22.5 million for the coming year. The competitive grants will be available for the 2018-2019 school year to help libraries and schools improve information technology infrastructure. Walker also answered questions about his job and his wardrobe from Mrs. Steinbrecher’s third grade class and gave the audience a short lesson on the Wisconsin state seal.