Gov. Tony Evers

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Gov. Evers Highlights Transportation Investments During Stops in Wausau, Green Bay
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Gov. Evers Highlights Transportation Investments During Stops in Wausau, Green Bay

"The recently approved state budget contains the highest level of transportation investments in more than a generation."

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #38 Relating to Clean Energy in Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #38 Relating to Clean Energy in Wisconsin

“A transition to a clean energy economy will generate thousands of family-supporting jobs in Wisconsin.”

Wisconsin Democrats Announce Universal Background Checks Bill, Call on Republicans to Act
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Wisconsin Democrats Announce Universal Background Checks Bill, Call on Republicans to Act

Gov. Evers, Lt. Gov. Barnes, Attorney General Kaul join Rep. Sargent and Sen. Johnson in supporting universal background checks.

Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to the Board of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection
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Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to the Board of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection

“I am pleased to appoint Patty, Dan, and Carla to the DATCP Board.”

Gov. Evers Calls on President Trump to Listen to Farmers, End Unproductive Trade Wars
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Gov. Evers Calls on President Trump to Listen to Farmers, End Unproductive Trade Wars

"As many farmers will tell you, aid payments cannot make up for what they’ve lost financially or personally."

Gov. Evers’ Budget Gives Wisconsin Reason to Smile, $2 Million Will Expand Dental Services, $1 million for Free and Charitable Health Centers
Gov. Evers Announces Building Commission Approved Projects
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Gov. Evers Announces Building Commission Approved Projects

Gov. Evers is committed to maintaining safe and reliable buildings by making smart and efficient maintenance decisions and investing in needed repairs and upgrades across the state building portfolio.

Gov. Evers Launches Back to School Health Resource for Parents
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Gov. Evers Launches Back to School Health Resource for Parents

"A kid's ability to succeed in the classroom can be impacted by both their physical and mental health."

Gov. Evers Acts on Transportation-Related Legislation
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Gov. Evers Acts on Transportation-Related Legislation

ov. Tony Evers today acted upon three pieces of legislation.

Gov. Evers Requests Federal Damage Assessments for Storm Damage
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Gov. Evers Requests Federal Damage Assessments for Storm Damage

A series of severe storms moved across parts of western and northern Wisconsin beginning late on July 18 and continuing through July 20.

Gov. Evers Announces Lower Rates on Wisconsin’s Individual Health Insurance Market
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Gov. Evers Announces Lower Rates on Wisconsin’s Individual Health Insurance Market

The rate decrease also highlights the positive impact of that the Wisconsin Healthcare Stability Plan, or the state’s reinsurance program, is having on the individual market.

Gov. Evers Proclaims August ‘National Water Quality Month’ in Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers Proclaims August ‘National Water Quality Month’ in Wisconsin

"Everyone should be able to drink water straight from their tap."

Gov. Evers Directs Agencies to Address Nitrate Contamination in Ground and Surface Water
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Gov. Evers Directs Agencies to Address Nitrate Contamination in Ground and Surface Water

"I am committed to protecting Wisconsin’s waters and ensuring every Wisconsinite has access to clean drinking water."

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order 36 Relating to Measures to Abate and Prevent Lead Exposure in Drinking Water
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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order 36 Relating to Measures to Abate and Prevent Lead Exposure in Drinking Water

"Lead poisoning is a statewide risk not just in Kenosha and Milwaukee, but in communities around the state."

Gov. Evers Applauds WHEFA for New 2019 Fiscal Year in Review Report, Saving $3.9 Million for Wisconsin Non-Profits
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Gov. Evers Applauds WHEFA for New 2019 Fiscal Year in Review Report, Saving $3.9 Million for Wisconsin Non-Profits

"This fiscal year will mark the end of another successful year assisting a variety of non-profits throughout the State."

Gov. Evers Announces Task Force on Payroll Fraud and Worker Misclassification Appointments
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Gov. Evers Announces Task Force on Payroll Fraud and Worker Misclassification Appointments

The task force will report to the governor on or before March of each year on their activities.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Iron County Circuit Court Judge
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Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Iron County Circuit Court Judge

The new judge will complete a term ending June 30, 2020.

Gov. Evers Announces $1 Million TEA Grant for Fitchburg, Supporting Promega Expansion and Creating 200 New Jobs
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Gov. Evers Announces $1 Million TEA Grant for Fitchburg, Supporting Promega Expansion and Creating 200 New Jobs

“The TEA program is designed to support economic development.”

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #35 Declaring a State of Emergency Due to Extreme Severe Weather
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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #35 Declaring a State of Emergency Due to Extreme Severe Weather

Downed trees and power lines have caused major power outages in northern Wisconsin, road closures due to debris and damage to homes and businesses.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #34 Declaring a State of Emergency and Closing State Agency Buildings
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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #34 Declaring a State of Emergency and Closing State Agency Buildings

"We are grateful that no one has been injured as a result of the explosion and fires this morning, and I want to thank emergency personnel who responded quickly to contain the situation."

Gov. Evers Announces Search for Next Secretary and CEO of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation
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Gov. Evers Announces Search for Next Secretary and CEO of Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation

Gov. Evers is running a transparent process to find the best candidate to lead the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation and is encouraging qualified applicants to apply online.

Gov. Evers Signs Bill to Reform Sign Language Interpreting Licensure System in Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers Signs Bill to Reform Sign Language Interpreting Licensure System in Wisconsin

"We're working to ensure deaf and hard of hearing folks across our state have access to reliable and experienced interpreters no matter the situation or circumstance."

Gov. Evers Announces Nexus Pharmaceuticals to Build Sterile Injectable Manufacturing Facility in Pleasant Prairie
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Gov. Evers Announces Nexus Pharmaceuticals to Build Sterile Injectable Manufacturing Facility in Pleasant Prairie

The Pleasant Prairie manufacturing facility will support the production and supply of drugs in an array of therapeutic areas, including anesthesia, oncology, cardiovascular and neurology.

Gov. Evers Signs Bill to Allow Cellular Providers to Upgrade to 5G Technology in Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers Signs Bill to Allow Cellular Providers to Upgrade to 5G Technology in Wisconsin

"Senate Bill 239 allows us to catch up with the rest of the Midwest by bringing 5G to Wisconsin."

Gov. Evers Signs Bills Relating to Step Therapy Protocols, In-Home Dialysis Distribution Centers
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Gov. Evers Signs Bills Relating to Step Therapy Protocols, In-Home Dialysis Distribution Centers

"I’ve said all along that healthcare should not be a privilege afforded only to the healthy and the wealthy."

Gov. Evers Signs Electric Scooter Bill, Expanding Transportation Options and Attracting Startup Companies to Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers Signs Electric Scooter Bill, Expanding Transportation Options and Attracting Startup Companies to Wisconsin

"Electric scooters improve access to low-cost transportation options and can serve as a first or last-mile solution to residents and visitors in communities throughout our state."

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect for Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs Employee Nicholas Janz
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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff as a Mark of Respect for Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs Employee Nicholas Janz

"The people of Wisconsin, his family and community will remember his legacy."

Gov. Evers Signs Marketplace Bill Ensuring the Collection of Sales Tax From All Online Out-of-State Retailers and Cutting Tax Rates for the Middle Class
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Gov. Evers Signs Marketplace Bill Ensuring the Collection of Sales Tax From All Online Out-of-State Retailers and Cutting Tax Rates for the Middle Class

This bipartisan legislation reduces taxes by cutting the tax rates of the first and second tax brackets, starting with the 2019 and 2020 tax years, and each tax year going forward.

Promises Made, Promises Kept: Gov. Evers Signs Wisconsin’s 2019-21 Biennial Budget into Law
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Promises Made, Promises Kept: Gov. Evers Signs Wisconsin’s 2019-21 Biennial Budget into Law

Evers' budget includes largest general school aid and special education increases in a decade, increases revenue to fix our roads for the first time in a generation, provides 10 percent tax cut for Wisconsin's working families

Gov. Evers Signs Act 185 Trailer Bill
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Gov. Evers Signs Act 185 Trailer Bill

"I look forward to having a larger conversation about reforming our juvenile justice system."

Gov. Evers Appoints Brian Juech As Marquette County District Attorney
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Gov. Evers Appoints Brian Juech As Marquette County District Attorney

Mr. Juech currently serves as assistant district attorney in the Waukesha County District Attorney’s Office

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Relating to Supreme Court Ruling on Partisan Gerrymandering
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Gov. Evers Releases Statement Relating to Supreme Court Ruling on Partisan Gerrymandering

"Today’s Supreme Court ruling on partisan gerrymandering is devastating for our democracy..."

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Relating to Today’s Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision
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Gov. Evers Releases Statement Relating to Today’s Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision

“The facts didn't change in the last three years and neither did the meaning of the constitution. Only the composition of the court did.”

Gov. Evers Signs Bipartisan Bills Relating to Equal Treatment of Liquor Sales, Improving Wisconsin’s Competitiveness by Eliminating Tax Benefits
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Gov. Evers Signs Bipartisan Bills Relating to Equal Treatment of Liquor Sales, Improving Wisconsin’s Competitiveness by Eliminating Tax Benefits

Senate Bill 83, now 2019 Wisconsin Act 6, creates the equal treatment of retail sales of all types of liquor for off-premises consumption.

Gov. Evers Vetoes Legislation Restricting Reproductive Healthcare
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Gov. Evers Vetoes Legislation Restricting Reproductive Healthcare

“Politicians shouldn’t be in the business of interfering with decisions made between patients and their healthcare providers.”

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Officer Kou Her
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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Officer Kou Her

"Officer Her was a devoted son and brother, a role model in the Hmong community, and a valued member of the Milwaukee Police Department."

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Relating to Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision
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Gov. Evers Releases Statement Relating to Wisconsin Supreme Court Decision

"The people of Wisconsin deserve better than this."

Analysis: Wisconsin Residents Will Pay More Than $2 Billion to Support Medicaid Expansion in Other States
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Analysis: Wisconsin Residents Will Pay More Than $2 Billion to Support Medicaid Expansion in Other States

Because Wisconsin has not expanded Medicaid, state residents experience no return on these investments.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Officer John D. Hetland
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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Officer John D. Hetland

"The people of Wisconsin mourn with the Racine community that Officer Hetland served faithfully for over 24 years."

Gov. Evers Proclaims June 19th ‘Juneteenth Day’ in Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers Proclaims June 19th ‘Juneteenth Day’ in Wisconsin

"This is a time to recognize the struggles of African Americans in our country’s modern history."

Gov. Evers Announces Appointment of Linda A. Hall as Director of the Office of Children’s Mental Health
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Gov. Evers Announces Appointment of Linda A. Hall as Director of the Office of Children’s Mental Health

Ms. Hall will begin as director of the Office of Children’s Mental Health on July 8, 2019.

Gov. Tony Evers Appoints Julie Gleeson as Ashland County Register of Deeds
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Gov. Tony Evers Appoints Julie Gleeson as Ashland County Register of Deeds

"Julie Gleeson’s 16 years of public service in Ashland County make her an exceptional choice for the Register of Deeds position."

Gov. Evers Announces Drinking Water Protections for Emerging Health Contaminants
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Gov. Evers Announces Drinking Water Protections for Emerging Health Contaminants

"Tens of thousands of people in Wisconsin are afraid to turn on their tap to drink water. That is unacceptable, and we must fix it."

Gov. Evers Appoints Rachel A. Graham to the Court of Appeals
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Gov. Evers Appoints Rachel A. Graham to the Court of Appeals

"Wisconsin deserves fair judges who respect the law and understand the people that come before them."

Gov. Evers Announces Pardon Advisory Board, Establishes Pardon Process
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Gov. Evers Announces Pardon Advisory Board, Establishes Pardon Process

The Governor’s Pardon Advisory Board will review eligible applications and make recommendations to Gov. Evers on who to grant a pardon to.

Gov. Evers Announces $100,000 Coastal Grant for Green Bay
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Gov. Evers Announces $100,000 Coastal Grant for Green Bay

"This grant for the City of Green Bay means more opportunities for everyone to recreate and appreciate the beach at the Bay Beach Amusement Park, and I believe will be economically beneficial to the entire region."

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge
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Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge

The appointment will fill a vacancy being created by Judge Michael Dwyer’s retirement, effective September 25, 2019.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #29 Relating to the Rainbow Pride Flag Flown in Recognition of Pride Month
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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #29 Relating to the Rainbow Pride Flag Flown in Recognition of Pride Month

"Publicly displaying the Rainbow Pride Flag sends a clear and unequivocal message that Wisconsin is a welcoming and inclusive place..."

Gov. Evers Appoints Matthew Allen to Serve as Iowa County District Attorney
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Gov. Evers Appoints Matthew Allen to Serve as Iowa County District Attorney

Mr. Allen, a resident of Dodgeville, is currently the assistant district attorney for Iowa County, handling the criminal caseload for the entire county.

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Coroner of Jackson County
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Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Coroner of Jackson County

The appointment will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of Karla Wood, effective June 30, 2019.

Gov. Evers Releases Memorial Day Statement
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Gov. Evers Releases Memorial Day Statement

"We memorialize the sacrifices they made for the sake of our freedom, our children’s generations, and our nation’s future."

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Major General Raymond A. Matera
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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Major General Raymond A. Matera

The order is effective beginning at sunrise on Friday, May 24, 2019, and ending at sunset on that date.

Gov. Evers Appoints Brenda Yaskal to Serve as Columbia County District Attorney
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Gov. Evers Appoints Brenda Yaskal to Serve as Columbia County District Attorney

"Brenda Yaskal is a seasoned criminal prosecutor who will bring more than a decade of experience with her to this important position."

Gov. Evers Appoints John Tate II to Serve as Chairperson of the Parole Commission
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Gov. Evers Appoints John Tate II to Serve as Chairperson of the Parole Commission

Mr. Tate will begin his work as Parole Commission chairperson on June 3, 2019.

Gov. Evers Authorizes Pepin County to Lower Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Firefighter Kyle R. Hayden
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Gov. Evers Authorizes Pepin County to Lower Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Firefighter Kyle R. Hayden

"Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Kyle R. Hayden, a volunteer firefighter, and valued member of his community who was just getting started in his career of service to the state of Wisconsin,"

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Marquette County District Attorney
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Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Marquette County District Attorney

The new appointee will fill the vacancy created by the resignation of District Attorney Chad Hendee, effective July 31, 2019.

Gov. Evers Announces Unprecedented State Debt Payment
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Gov. Evers Announces Unprecedented State Debt Payment

"After eight years of Republicans racking up debt on our state’s credit card, today we’re making one of the most significant additional debt payments in state history."

Gov. Evers, Secretary-designee Kolar Break Ground on New, State-of-the-Art Skilled Nursing Facility at King
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Gov. Evers, Secretary-designee Kolar Break Ground on New, State-of-the-Art Skilled Nursing Facility at King

"I’m proud to be investing in King’s future."

Gov. Evers Secures Advantage for Wisconsin Citizens Applying for USDA’s ReConnect Program
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Gov. Evers Secures Advantage for Wisconsin Citizens Applying for USDA’s ReConnect Program

The governor’s budget proposes a $78 million investment in the state’s Broadband Expansion Grant Program.

Gov. Tony Evers Appoints Connie Cobb Madsen as Racine County Register of Deeds
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Gov. Tony Evers Appoints Connie Cobb Madsen as Racine County Register of Deeds

"With her impressive record of public service and her commitment to Racine County, I am confident that Connie Cobb Madsen will be an exceptional Register of Deed."

Gov. Tony Evers Appoints Israel Ramón as Milwaukee County Register of Deeds
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Gov. Tony Evers Appoints Israel Ramón as Milwaukee County Register of Deeds

"Israel Ramón is the kind of principled, organized, and thoughtful leader needed to run the Milwaukee County Register of Deeds Office."

Gov. Evers’ Statement on Joint Finance Committee Action
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Gov. Evers’ Statement on Joint Finance Committee Action

"Today Republicans took a fiscally irresponsible and morally reprehensible vote to blow a $1.4 billion hole in The People’s Budget."

Gov. Evers Appoints Michael Basford to the Wisconsin Interagency Council on Homelessness
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Gov. Evers Appoints Michael Basford to the Wisconsin Interagency Council on Homelessness

Basford will serve at the pleasure of the governor beginning Mon., May 13, 2019.

Gov. Evers Announces Staff Appointments for Governor’s Office in Milwaukee
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Gov. Evers Announces Staff Appointments for Governor’s Office in Milwaukee

Dr. Shandowlyon Hendricks-Williams will serve as the Milwaukee Director, Edwin Huertas will serve as the Milwaukee Deputy Director, and Revelle Williams will serve as the Milwaukee Constituent Services Manager.

Gov. Evers Signs Bills Relating to Designating Highway Interchange, Changes to Motor Vehicle Licenses
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Gov. Evers Signs Bills Relating to Designating Highway Interchange, Changes to Motor Vehicle Licenses

Act 3 designates the interchange of I-41, U.S. Highway 6 10, and State Highway 441 in Winnebago County as the “Michael G. Ellis Memorial Interchange."

Gov. Evers and DHS Secretary-designee Palm Announce Community-Specific Data for DHS Budget Proposal
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Gov. Evers and DHS Secretary-designee Palm Announce Community-Specific Data for DHS Budget Proposal

"My budget proposal draws down $1.6 billion in new federal funding into Wisconsin so we can improve healthcare in communities across the state."

Gov. Evers Authorizes Dane County to Lower Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Officer Katherine “Katie” Barrios
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Gov. Evers Authorizes Dane County to Lower Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Officer Katherine “Katie” Barrios

"I was saddened to hear about the loss of Katie Barrios, an officer with the Middleton Police Department who was dedicated to serving her community."

Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Board of Regents
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Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Board of Regents

Gov. Tony Evers today announced three appointments to the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents

Gov. Evers Reappoints Ivan Gamboa as WHEDA Board Chairman
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Gov. Evers Reappoints Ivan Gamboa as WHEDA Board Chairman

Gamboa currently serves as Senior Vice President at Tri City National Bank in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.

Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Former State Representative Ed Brooks
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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Former State Representative Ed Brooks

"Our hearts are with Barbara as well as Ed’s three daughters and their friends and family as we mourn the loss of an exceptional husband, father, friend, and public servant."

Gov. Evers, Sen. Baldwin Announce Comprehensive Review of Wisconsin National Guard’s Processes on Sexual Assault and Harassment
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Gov. Evers, Sen. Baldwin Announce Comprehensive Review of Wisconsin National Guard’s Processes on Sexual Assault and Harassment

"The bottom line is that our servicemembers deserve to work in an environment that’s free of sexual assault and harassment..."

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Register of Deeds of Ashland County
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Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Register of Deeds of Ashland County

The new register of deeds will complete a term ending January 4, 2021.

Gov. Evers, Lt. Gov. Barnes Release Joint Statement Commemorating Earth Day
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Gov. Evers, Lt. Gov. Barnes Release Joint Statement Commemorating Earth Day

"Earth Day is a time to be thankful for our planet and the natural resources it provides us."

Gov. Evers Authorizes Iowa County to Lower Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of District Attorney Larry E. Nelson
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Gov. Evers Authorizes Iowa County to Lower Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of District Attorney Larry E. Nelson

"His life of public service and advocacy for victims of crime will not be forgotten."

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Court of Appeals – District IV
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Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Court of Appeals – District IV

The new judge will complete a term ending July 31, 2020.

Wisconsin’s Dispatchers Recognized for Helping Keep Citizens Safe
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Wisconsin’s Dispatchers Recognized for Helping Keep Citizens Safe

"Dispatchers and telecommunicators are the foundation of our first responder network."

Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Judicial Selection Advisory Committee
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Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Judicial Selection Advisory Committee

The committee is responsible for interviewing and recommending candidates to the governor for consideration when he fills judicial vacancies.

Gov. Evers Proclaims April 14 as ‘Milwaukee Day’ throughout Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers Proclaims April 14 as ‘Milwaukee Day’ throughout Wisconsin

“As the home to some of our state's favorite teams and businesses, Milwaukee continues to be not only a cultural hub but an economic driving force in Wisconsin.”

Gov. Evers Announces the Popular SeniorCare Program Will Continue for the Next Decade
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Gov. Evers Announces the Popular SeniorCare Program Will Continue for the Next Decade

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services approves terms and conditions to extend the prescription drug assistance program

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Relating to the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation
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Gov. Evers Releases Statement Relating to the Bradley Center Sports and Entertainment Corporation

The BCSEC was created by the state to own and operate the Bradley Center on behalf of the people of Wisconsin.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #19 Relating to the Creation of the Committee to Celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of Wisconsin’s Ratification of the 19th Amendment
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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #19 Relating to the Creation of the Committee to Celebrate the Centennial Anniversary of Wisconsin’s Ratification of the 19th Amendment

Gov. Evers today designated Mrs. Kathy Evers as the Chairwoman of the Executive Committee.

Promises Kept: Wisconsin Withdraws from GOP Lawsuit Attacking ACA
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Promises Kept: Wisconsin Withdraws from GOP Lawsuit Attacking ACA

"It’s time for Republicans to stop blocking the will of the people and work with us to expand healthcare."

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Register of Deeds of Racine County
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Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Register of Deeds of Racine County

The new register of deeds will complete a term ending January 4, 2021.

Gov. Evers Proclaims April ‘Sexual Assault Awareness Month’ in Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers Proclaims April ‘Sexual Assault Awareness Month’ in Wisconsin

“We must continue to work together to prevent sexual violence while providing pathways to recovery for survivors.”

Gov. Evers Proclaims April 3, 2019 ‘Recovery Alignment Day’ in Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers Proclaims April 3, 2019 ‘Recovery Alignment Day’ in Wisconsin

"This day signifies that we must use every pathway available to treat addiction."

Gov. Evers Responds to Ruling in SEIU v. Vos
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Gov. Evers Responds to Ruling in SEIU v. Vos

"For the second time in less than a week, an impartial judge ruled against legislative Republicans and their lame duck session."

Gov. Evers Appoints Dr. John Willett as Green Lake County Coroner
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Gov. Evers Appoints Dr. John Willett as Green Lake County Coroner

"Dr. Willett will be an excellent Coroner and will serve the people of Green Lake County well."

Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Dane County Court’s Ruling on Lame-Duck Session
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Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Dane County Court’s Ruling on Lame-Duck Session

"Today's ruling is a victory for the people of Wisconsin and for preserving the Wisconsin Constitution."

Gov. Evers Releases Statement on State Building Commission Meeting
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Gov. Evers Releases Statement on State Building Commission Meeting

"Republicans would rather have us sit here in gridlock than do the jobs we were sent here to do, and that’s a shame."

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #17 Relating to the Creation of the Governor’s Health Equity Council
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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #17 Relating to the Creation of the Governor’s Health Equity Council

The Governor’s Health Equity Council will work to develop a plan, supported by a body of research, with key benchmarks to reduce and eliminate health disparities throughout the state of Wisconsin by 2030.

Gov. Evers Advocates for Expanding Medicaid in Visits to Janesville, Beloit
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Gov. Evers Advocates for Expanding Medicaid in Visits to Janesville, Beloit

"By expanding Medicaid in Wisconsin, our budget improves access to quality, affordable health care for people across our state."

Governor Evers Declares State of Emergency for Flooding
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Governor Evers Declares State of Emergency for Flooding

"Many residents and communities across our state have been responding to flooding that has impacted homes, businesses, and cities and towns across Wisconsin."

Gov. Evers, Sen. Baldwin Call for Comprehensive Review of Wisconsin National Guard Processes on Sexual Assault and Harassment
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Gov. Evers, Sen. Baldwin Call for Comprehensive Review of Wisconsin National Guard Processes on Sexual Assault and Harassment

"As should be the case in all workplaces, the service members of the Wisconsin National Guard deserve a work environment free from sexual assault and harassment..."

Gov. Tony Evers, Attorney General Josh Kaul Announce that Wisconsin Joins Multistate Lawsuit Challenging President Trump’s National Emergency
Gov. Evers Moves Forward on Plans to Close Lincoln Hills
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Gov. Evers Moves Forward on Plans to Close Lincoln Hills

"We are committed to getting kids out of Lincoln Hills and closer to home as soon as we safely and responsibly can."

Gov. Evers Announces 2019-2021 Capital Budget Recommendations
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Gov. Evers Announces 2019-2021 Capital Budget Recommendations

These Capital Budget Recommendations aggressively and responsibly address deferred maintenance and life safety issues in state-owned buildings.

Gov. Evers Appoints Fred Clark to Natural Resources Board
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Gov. Evers Appoints Fred Clark to Natural Resources Board

Fred Clark is a forester and conservationist who is marking his 30th year working outdoors in Wisconsin.

Gov. Tony Evers Signs Executive Order #14 Related to Accessibility of DMV Facilities and DOT-Issued Voter Identification
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Gov. Tony Evers Signs Executive Order #14 Related to Accessibility of DMV Facilities and DOT-Issued Voter Identification

Governor Tony Evers today signed an executive order relating to the accessibility of Department of Motor Vehicles facilities and Department of Transportation-issued voter identification.

Governor Evers Gives 2019-21 Biennial Budget Address
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Governor Evers Gives 2019-21 Biennial Budget Address

Gov. Evers' remarks as prepared for deliver

Gov. Evers Announces Tribal Initiatives in State Budget
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Gov. Evers Announces Tribal Initiatives in State Budget

"I’m excited that our budget will make investments that will help Native American children, families, and communities thrive."

Gov. Evers Announces Withdrawal of Wisconsin National Guard Personnel
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Gov. Evers Announces Withdrawal of Wisconsin National Guard Personnel

"I cannot support keeping our brave service men and women away from their families without a clear need or purpose that would actively benefit the people of Wisconsin or our nation."

Gov. Evers Appoints Dawn Nemec as Vernon County Register of Deeds
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Gov. Evers Appoints Dawn Nemec as Vernon County Register of Deeds

Nemec currently works in the Accounting Department at Organic Valley.

State Building Commission Approves Key Projects
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State Building Commission Approves Key Projects

Design and construction of UW-Milwaukee Sandburg Hall renovation project.

Gov. Evers Announces Gubernatorial Appointments
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Gov. Evers Announces Gubernatorial Appointments

Summer Strand as the Governor’s Designee to the Building Commission

Gov. Evers Vetoes Assembly Bill 4
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Gov. Evers Vetoes Assembly Bill 4

The bill would make modifications to the standard deduction under the individual income tax starting with tax years beginning after December 31, 2019.

Governor Evers Creates Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving
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Governor Evers Creates Governor’s Task Force on Caregiving

"It’s important to me that we recognize, value, and celebrate the work of caregivers across our state..."

Gov. Evers Announces Proposal to Reform Wisconsin’s Marijuana Laws
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Gov. Evers Announces Proposal to Reform Wisconsin’s Marijuana Laws

The governor believes it is time for Wisconsin to join more than 30 other states and the District of Columbia in legalizing medical marijuana.

Governor Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Milwaukee Department of Public Works Employee Bryan Rodriguez
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Governor Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Milwaukee Department of Public Works Employee Bryan Rodriguez

"Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Bryan Rodriguez..."

Governor Evers Calls Special Election for 64th Assembly District
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Governor Evers Calls Special Election for 64th Assembly District

Circulation of nomination papers for candidates may begin today, February 14, 2019.

Gov. Evers Announces Additional Water Quality Initiatives
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Gov. Evers Announces Additional Water Quality Initiatives

State Will Evaluate Water Safety in Southwest Wisconsin, Allocate $2 Million for Well Compensation Grant Program

Gov. Evers Announces Plan to Join U.S. Climate Alliance
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Gov. Evers Announces Plan to Join U.S. Climate Alliance

"By joining the U.S. Climate Alliance, we will have support in demonstrating that we can take climate action while growing our economy at the same time."

Gov. Evers Announces $43 Million Investment to Expand Dental Access
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Gov. Evers Announces $43 Million Investment to Expand Dental Access

"Increasing dental access across our state requires a comprehensive approach."

Governor Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Milwaukee Police Department Officer Matthew Rittner
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Governor Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Milwaukee Police Department Officer Matthew Rittner

"This loss is also a reminder that men and women like Matthew put their lives on the line every day to protect our citizens and communities in Wisconsin."

Governor Evers Announces Responsible Tax Relief Plan for Families
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Governor Evers Announces Responsible Tax Relief Plan for Families

"I promised Wisconsin’s hard-working families that I would not only provide the tax relief they deserve, but that I would provide tax relief in a responsible and sustainable way."

Governor Evers Announces Transportation Stakeholder Task Force
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Governor Evers Announces Transportation Stakeholder Task Force

Together, this group will discuss the state’s critical transportation issues and seek solutions to these challenges.

Governor Evers Declares State of Emergency, Closes State Office Buildings
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Governor Evers Declares State of Emergency, Closes State Office Buildings

Extreme wind chill values at -30 to -50 degrees below zero mixed with heavy snowfall present imminent threats and dangerous, life-threatening conditions.

Governor Evers declares State of Emergency in response to dangerous winter storm and cold
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Governor Evers declares State of Emergency in response to dangerous winter storm and cold

Temperatures will fall below zero Monday night and wil

Governor Tony Evers Announces $31 Million in State Support for Marinette Marine
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Governor Tony Evers Announces $31 Million in State Support for Marinette Marine

"This partnership is a win for workers, a win for Marinette, and a win for Wisconsin."

Governor Evers Announces Appointment of Major Anthony Burrell as Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent
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Governor Evers Announces Appointment of Major Anthony Burrell as Wisconsin State Patrol Superintendent

Raised in Milwaukee, Burrell has a law enforcement career spanning nearly 30 years.

Governor Evers Reaffirms Commitment to Cutting Taxes for Middle-Class Families
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Governor Evers Reaffirms Commitment to Cutting Taxes for Middle-Class Families

"In contrast, Speaker Vos’ spending plan continues to grow." -Spokeswoman for Gov. Evers, Melissa Baldauff

Gov. Evers Requests Creation of Committee on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at WEDC
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Gov. Evers Requests Creation of Committee on Entrepreneurship and Innovation at WEDC

"In order for Wisconsin’s economy to thrive, we must foster a culture that supports entrepreneurship and innovation."

Governor-elect Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Barnes Announce Cabinet Members
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Governor-elect Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Barnes Announce Cabinet Members

"This talented group of leaders will help our administration address the issues Wisconsin residents asked us to focus on."

Governor-elect Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Barnes Announce Additions to Administration Team
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Governor-elect Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Barnes Announce Additions to Administration Team

"The team members we are announcing today will help our administration connect the dots on important issues facing our state."

Governor-elect Evers Announces Additional Cabinet Appointments
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Governor-elect Evers Announces Additional Cabinet Appointments

"As Governor, my focus will always be the people of our state, and a key part of that is bringing together a cabinet that shares my goal of solving problems rather than picking political fights."

Governor-elect Evers Announces Key Cabinet Appointments
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Governor-elect Evers Announces Key Cabinet Appointments

"I’ve said all along that my goal is to build a Wisconsin where people come together to invest in a brighter future for everyone..."

Governor-elect Tony Evers Statement on Kimberly-Clark Announcement
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Governor-elect Tony Evers Statement on Kimberly-Clark Announcement

"Unfortunately, Republicans played politics with this issue for months, leaving Kimberly-Clark workers and their families in the dark and uncertain about their futures."

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Agriculture, Energy, and Natural Resources Policy Advisory Council
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Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Agriculture, Energy, and Natural Resources Policy Advisory Council

"We’re going to bring science back to decision-making in Wisconsin."

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Public Safety and Criminal Justice Reform Policy Advisory Council
Gov.-elect Tony Evers, Lt. Gov.-elect Mandela Barnes announce ‘Building the People’s Budget’ Tour
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Gov.-elect Tony Evers, Lt. Gov.-elect Mandela Barnes announce ‘Building the People’s Budget’ Tour

The statewide tour will start on Tuesday, December 11 in Green Bay and end the following week in Milwaukee.

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Next Generation Workforce and Economic Development Policy Advisory Council
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Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Next Generation Workforce and Economic Development Policy Advisory Council

"Investing in an economy that creates good-paying, family-supporting jobs for the people of Wisconsin is a top priority for our administration."

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lieutenant Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Inauguration Partner and Date
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Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lieutenant Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Inauguration Partner and Date

Inauguration demonstrates state coming together, Evers’ commitment to our kids’ future

Governor-elect Tony Evers Statement on Extraordinary Session
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Governor-elect Tony Evers Statement on Extraordinary Session

"Power-hungry politicians rushed through sweeping changes to our laws to expand their own power and override the will of the people of Wisconsin who asked for change on November 6th."

Governor-elect Tony Evers Calls on Governor Scott Walker to Withdraw Last-Minute Appointments
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Governor-elect Tony Evers Calls on Governor Scott Walker to Withdraw Last-Minute Appointments

"These appointments should be fully vetted in the next legislative biennium."

Governor-elect Tony Evers’ Testimony to the Joint Committee on Finance Opposing Extraordinary Session Legislation
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Governor-elect Tony Evers’ Testimony to the Joint Committee on Finance Opposing Extraordinary Session Legislation

"Wisconsinites expect more from our government than what is happening here today."

Governor-elect Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Barnes Announce “What’s Best for Kids” Advisory Council
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Governor-elect Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Barnes Announce “What’s Best for Kids” Advisory Council

"I’ve said from the beginning that what’s best for our kids is what’s best for our state..."

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Health Policy Advisory Council, Transition Staff Additions
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Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Health Policy Advisory Council, Transition Staff Additions

"Expanding access to affordable health care for Wisconsin residents is a top priority for our administration."

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Senior Advisor, Deputy Transition Director, Personnel Advisory Council
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Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Senior Advisor, Deputy Transition Director, Personnel Advisory Council

Governor-elect Evers will make numerous new appointments in the near future.

Governor-elect Tony Evers Attending National Governors Association Meeting
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Governor-elect Tony Evers Attending National Governors Association Meeting

"I promised to remain focused on solving the problems facing our state..."

Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Transition Website, Communications Director
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Governor-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Governor-elect Mandela Barnes Announce Transition Website, Communications Director

"We want Wisconsin residents to be an active part of their government and share their ideas on moving the state forward."

Governor-Elect Tony Evers Announces Chief of Staff and Transition Team Director, Co-Chairs
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Governor-Elect Tony Evers Announces Chief of Staff and Transition Team Director, Co-Chairs

Maggie Gau, Governor-Elect Evers’ campaign manager, will become Governor-Elect Evers’ Chief of Staff.

Tony Evers Announces Plan to Lower Prescription Drug Costs
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Tony Evers Announces Plan to Lower Prescription Drug Costs

"The bottom line is that too often health care isn’t affordable in Wisconsin, in large part due to the high price of prescription drugs."

Tony Evers Launches Conservationists for Tony
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Tony Evers Launches Conservationists for Tony

"I’m excited and honored to be endorsed by bipartisan conservation leaders from across Wisconsin who understand how important protecting our natural resources is to our future."

Breaking: Washington Post Adds Wisconsin to List of Governor Seats Most Likely to Flip in November
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Breaking: Washington Post Adds Wisconsin to List of Governor Seats Most Likely to Flip in November

This latest ranking changes comes just one day after Sabato’s Crystal Ball changed the race’s rating from “Leans Republican” to “Toss Up.”

Evers Raises Nearly $110,000 from over 2,400 Contributions
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Evers Raises Nearly $110,000 from over 2,400 Contributions

Only Candidate to Receive Contributions from all 72 Wisconsin Counties

Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson Endorses Evers for Governor
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Milwaukee County Clerk George Christenson Endorses Evers for Governor

George Christenson is the second County Clerk to endorse Tony Evers.

Former Scott Walker Corrections Secretary Ed Wall Blasts Walker in New Ad Released by the Tony Evers Campaign
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Former Scott Walker Corrections Secretary Ed Wall Blasts Walker in New Ad Released by the Tony Evers Campaign

Former Walker Appointee Says Walker Badly Mismanaged Lincoln Hills Situation

Despite Walker’s $1.5 Million Ad Spending Spree, Evers Still Leading Walker in Head-to-Head Showdown
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Despite Walker’s $1.5 Million Ad Spending Spree, Evers Still Leading Walker in Head-to-Head Showdown

This is the first poll released that shows a head-to-head comparison between the two statewide elected officials.

Evers Supports Child Victims Act, Pledges to Sign if Governor
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Evers Supports Child Victims Act, Pledges to Sign if Governor

"We cannot allow those who terrorize our kids to hide behind unjust laws."

Evers Blasts Walker for Funneling More Tax Dollars to Foxconn
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Evers Blasts Walker for Funneling More Tax Dollars to Foxconn

DOT Secretary confirms money taken from other projects to pay for Foxconn roads

Op Ed: Walker Tries to Rig the System
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Walker Tries to Rig the System

He’s suing to slash my authority as state superintendent, and forcing me to use attorney hostile to my views.

Opponent’s Poll Shows Tony Evers Holds Commanding Lead in Democratic Primary
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Opponent’s Poll Shows Tony Evers Holds Commanding Lead in Democratic Primary

This is the third straight poll released that shows Evers with a significant lead.

Op Ed: The Crisis of Our Democracy
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The Crisis of Our Democracy

Walker and Republicans have rigged the system to serve themselves, not the people.

Evers Demands Action on Wisconsin’s Drinking Water Crisis
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Evers Demands Action on Wisconsin’s Drinking Water Crisis

Drinking Water Quality in Some Areas of Wisconsin Worse than Flint Michigan; Evers’ plan targets water clean-up and keeping Wisconsin kids safe

Former Madison Mayors Endorse Tony Evers for Governor
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Former Madison Mayors Endorse Tony Evers for Governor

Evers has also already received the endorsement of former US Senator Herb Kohl, former Lt. Governor Barbara Lawton, former Rep. Steve Kagen MD, and nearly a dozen current and former legislators.

Evers Campaign Statement on Foxconn Tax
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Evers Campaign Statement on Foxconn Tax

"This deal just keeps getting worse and worse."

Evers Proposes 50 Percent Tuition Cut at Wisconsin Two-Year Colleges
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Evers Proposes 50 Percent Tuition Cut at Wisconsin Two-Year Colleges

The proposal is expected to cost less than $20 million a year.

Despite Wisconsin’s Stagnant Economy, Walker Running for Third Term
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Despite Wisconsin’s Stagnant Economy, Walker Running for Third Term

A year out from the election, Walker is increasingly vulnerable to a strong Democratic challenge.

Op Ed: UW Regents Vote 16-1 Against Free Speech
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UW Regents Vote 16-1 Against Free Speech

Expelling college students for protesting? I voted no.

Evers Hits Bad Walker-Trump Foxconn Deal In New Radio Ad
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Evers Hits Bad Walker-Trump Foxconn Deal In New Radio Ad

First ad of the Governor's race to play in Milwaukee, Green Bay, & Wausau

Tony Evers Kicks Off Campaign For Governor Promising To Invest In Middle Class And Unite Wisconsin
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Tony Evers Kicks Off Campaign For Governor Promising To Invest In Middle Class And Unite Wisconsin

"Enough is enough. If I am elected to serve as your Governor, the politics of division stop on day one."

Lowell Holtz: What’s next?
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Lowell Holtz: What’s next?

"It is clear that voters can’t trust Lowell Holtz to provide them with the full story," said Amanda Brink.

Lowell Holtz: Flip Flop #1: Local Control/Urban School Takeover Plot
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Lowell Holtz: Flip Flop #1: Local Control/Urban School Takeover Plot

Holtz and Humphries and a few unnamed business leaders had collaborated on a plan to takeover Wisconsin’s 5 largest school districts.

Tony Evers Shows Strong Statewide Support
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Tony Evers Shows Strong Statewide Support

The following is a statement from Tony Evers, who is seeking his third term as State Superintendent

Humphries-Holtz Takeover Plan: Questions Remain Unanswered
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Humphries-Holtz Takeover Plan: Questions Remain Unanswered

There are dozens of unanswered questions.

ICYMI: John Humphries Proposes Another Consulting Contract to Benefit Himself
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ICYMI: John Humphries Proposes Another Consulting Contract to Benefit Himself

It included a tax-payer compensation package of $150,000, and a dedicated personal driver.

ICYMI: Plot thickens for the Humphries-Holtz Takeover Plan of Wisconsin’s 5 Largest School Districts
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ICYMI: Plot thickens for the Humphries-Holtz Takeover Plan of Wisconsin’s 5 Largest School Districts

The Humphries-Holtz Takeover Plan would create a position in the Department of Public Instruction that would have unprecedented authority.

Tony Evers Doubles Previous Cash on Hand
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Tony Evers Doubles Previous Cash on Hand

Evers has $237,695 cash on hand.

ICYMI: John Humphries Continues to be Out of Touch
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ICYMI: John Humphries Continues to be Out of Touch

"I am proud to use my voice to champion the needs of Wisconsin’s 860,000 school children."

Despite previously supporting and testifying in favor of the Common Core, today John P. Humphries rolled out his plan to replace it.
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Despite previously supporting and testifying in favor of the Common Core, today John P. Humphries rolled out his plan to replace it.

Common Core has been adopted at the local level by over 400 school districts in Wisconsin.

State Superintendent Tony Evers Budget Reflects Additional Funding for Rural Schools
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State Superintendent Tony Evers Budget Reflects Additional Funding for Rural Schools

Evers proposed a number of items to help rural schools.

Tony Evers shows statewide support heading into 2017
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Tony Evers shows statewide support heading into 2017

Heading into 2017, Tony Evers will have almost twice the resources he reported this same time in 2013, his last election cycle.

Campaign Statement on Creation of State Board of Education
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Campaign Statement on Creation of State Board of Education

"We do not need more bureaucracy or more centralized control," said Amanda Brink.

Tony Evers wants more mental resources directed to our students
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Tony Evers wants more mental resources directed to our students

Tony Evers' campaign manager, Amanda Brink, expressed the following: