Appointed Secretary designee of the Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions in January 2019 by Governor Tony Evers.

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Biden Hails ‘Transformative’ Microsoft Project in Mount Pleasant

Biden Hails ‘Transformative’ Microsoft Project in Mount Pleasant

President visited Racine to tout $3.3 billion project, slam Foxconn failure.

DOA Announces Flexible Facilities Program Open Application Period
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DOA Announces Flexible Facilities Program Open Application Period

$107 Million Available for Local Digital Connectivity Facility Projects

State Agencies Could Save Half a Billion Dollars By Moving To More Remote Work

State Agencies Could Save Half a Billion Dollars By Moving To More Remote Work

But administrators first need to tighten up policies to track remote, in-person work.

Evers Administration Encourages PPP Borrowers to Apply for Loan Forgiveness by March 3 Deadline
Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin has been Selected by U.S. Department of Energy for Rural Clean Energy Demonstrations 
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Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin has been Selected by U.S. Department of Energy for Rural Clean Energy Demonstrations 

Collaborative partnerships between local and Tribal government and industry will bring economic and clean energy benefits to rural Wisconsin communities

DOA Secretary Blumenfeld Makes Leadership Announcement
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DOA Secretary Blumenfeld Makes Leadership Announcement

David Pawlisch Appointed Administrator for Division of Energy, Housing and Community Resources

Wisconsin Help for Homeowners Program to Close Applications March 8, 2024
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Wisconsin Help for Homeowners Program to Close Applications March 8, 2024

Evers Administration program helped over 8,600 families keep their homes across all 72 counties

$16 Million in Transit Capital Assistance Funds Announced for Wisconsin Communities
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$16 Million in Transit Capital Assistance Funds Announced for Wisconsin Communities

Applications Open for Third Round of Volkswagen Environmental Mitigation Trust Funds

Gov. Evers Announces Paying Down of General Fund Annual Appropriation Bonds
Gov. Evers, U.S. Sen. Baldwin Announces New Investments to Help Expand Access, Affordability, and Adoption of High-Speed Internet
Gov. Evers Announces Nearly $42 Million for HOME-American Rescue Plan Program
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Gov. Evers Announces Nearly $42 Million for HOME-American Rescue Plan Program

Applications for HOME-ARP now open to provide safe, affordable rental units and supportive services

Governor’s Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence Continues Efforts to Identify Priorities for Training, Education, and Employment Solutions
Gov. Evers, U.S. Sen. Baldwin Announce $1.9 Million Federal Grant to Aid Wisconsin Entrepreneurs
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Gov. Evers, U.S. Sen. Baldwin Announce $1.9 Million Federal Grant to Aid Wisconsin Entrepreneurs

Funds will support legal, financial advice for more than 1,100 businesses

Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Governor’s Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence
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Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Governor’s Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence

30 task force members, national AI experts set to convene at public task force meeting Oct. 30 in Madison

Gov. Evers, DOA Announce Highest State Surplus and ‘Rainy Day’ Fund Balance in State History
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Gov. Evers, DOA Announce Highest State Surplus and ‘Rainy Day’ Fund Balance in State History

Governor renews calls for Legislature to invest in addressing generational workforce challenges, preventing looming child care crisis

DOA Secretary Blumenfeld Highlights Public Access and Coastal Improvements with Port Washington Visit
October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month in Wisconsin
City of La Crosse receives $217,900 state grant to support housing construction initiative
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City of La Crosse receives $217,900 state grant to support housing construction initiative

WEDC Secretary and CEO visits Fifth Ward Residences to celebrate housing initiative

Gov. Evers, Public Service Commission, Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy Recognize National Clean Energy Week
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Gov. Evers, Public Service Commission, Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy Recognize National Clean Energy Week

Governor proclaims September 25-29 as National Clean Energy Week in Wisconsin

State Reviewing Milwaukee Business’s Suspicious Use of Pandemic Grant

State Reviewing Milwaukee Business’s Suspicious Use of Pandemic Grant

Owner Cynthia Brown has connections to state Sen. Lena Taylor.

DOA Secretary Blumenfeld Marks Coastal Awareness Month with Awards for Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Projects
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DOA Secretary Blumenfeld Marks Coastal Awareness Month with Awards for Southeastern Wisconsin Coastal Projects

Wisconsin Coastal Management Program Grant Application Period Remains Open

Governor Evers Declares September Coastal Awareness Month
Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Creating Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence
Gov. Evers Announces Additional Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Benefit
Gov. Evers Announces $1.4 Million in Grants for Wisconsin’s Coastal Communities
The State of Politics: Missing Ventilators Restart Fight Over Federal Funds Oversight
The State of Politics

Missing Ventilators Restart Fight Over Federal Funds Oversight

Auditors found some COVID-19 supplies missing, triggering debate about who should control aid dollars.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order, Creates Green Ribbon Commission on Clean Energy and Environmental Innovation
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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order, Creates Green Ribbon Commission on Clean Energy and Environmental Innovation

Commission will advise on the creation of the Green Innovation Fund to leverage public and private financing to invest in environmental and clean energy solutions

GOP Legislators Bash Evers ‘Reckless’ Budget

GOP Legislators Bash Evers ‘Reckless’ Budget

DOA Secretary defends 'prudent' fiscal decisions at Joint Finance Committee hearing.

New Milwaukee Office Building Would Be Public-Private Partnership

New Milwaukee Office Building Would Be Public-Private Partnership

State pivots from original plan to build its own facility at 27th and Wisconsin.

GOP Legislators Vote For Audit of State’s Licensing Agency

GOP Legislators Vote For Audit of State’s Licensing Agency

They cite backlog in approving licenses. Democrats blame inadequate funding and staff.

Gov. Evers, DOA, PSC Recognize National Energy Assistance Day
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Gov. Evers, DOA, PSC Recognize National Energy Assistance Day

Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program available to help Wisconsin keep the heat on

After 4 Years, 180 Appointees by Gov. Evers Haven’t Been Confirmed

After 4 Years, 180 Appointees by Gov. Evers Haven’t Been Confirmed

Republican Senate leaves them in limbo. 'Tell me what I need to do,' Ever says.

Gov. Evers Launches Housing Program to Support Individuals Experiencing Homelessness and Opioid Use Disorders
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Gov. Evers Launches Housing Program to Support Individuals Experiencing Homelessness and Opioid Use Disorders

New Recovery Voucher Program will use Opioid Settlement Funds for affordable, safe, stable housing

2022 Roundup: Gov. Evers Completes 2022 72-County Tour of Wisconsin
Report Says Information Lacking on How State Spent Federal Pandemic Funds

Report Says Information Lacking on How State Spent Federal Pandemic Funds

Legislative Audit Bureau calls for transparency on decision making by Evers administration.

The State of Politics: The Vast Gulf Between Evers, Legislators
The State of Politics

The Vast Gulf Between Evers, Legislators

A difference of at least $2.8 billion on how they want to spend historic surplus.

Gov. Evers Kickstarts New $2 Million Veteran Rental Assistance Program
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Gov. Evers Kickstarts New $2 Million Veteran Rental Assistance Program

Program will help address veteran housing insecurity and homelessness

State Surplus Projected to Hit $6.5 Billion!

State Surplus Projected to Hit $6.5 Billion!

Wisconsin's fiscal condition the 'strongest in state history,' says DOA report.

As Heating Costs Rise Counties Face Calls for Energy Assistance

As Heating Costs Rise Counties Face Calls for Energy Assistance

'We're getting calls like crazy,' says Milwaukee County official.

Gov. Evers Announces $10 Million Investment to Support Veteran Employment, Housing Assistance, Mental Health Services
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Gov. Evers Announces $10 Million Investment to Support Veteran Employment, Housing Assistance, Mental Health Services

Investments build on recommendations from the Blue Ribbon Commission on Veteran Opportunity

Gov. Evers Invests Additional $16.6 Million to Help Wisconsin Families Keep Heat on this Winter
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Gov. Evers Invests Additional $16.6 Million to Help Wisconsin Families Keep Heat on this Winter

Total of $24.6 million in available programs will help 200,000 households this fall and winter

Gov. Evers, Sokaogon Chippewa Community Sign Compact Amendment Permitting Event Wagering
Gov. Evers Announces Additional $2.7 Million Investment in Domestic Violence Programs and Emergency and Homelessness Shelter Services
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Gov. Evers Announces Additional $2.7 Million Investment in Domestic Violence Programs and Emergency and Homelessness Shelter Services

Investment will help make additional services available for families and individuals at risk

Gov. Evers Announces Additional $20 Million Public Safety Investment in Milwaukee County for Medical Examiner and Emergency Management Center
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Gov. Evers Announces Additional $20 Million Public Safety Investment in Milwaukee County for Medical Examiner and Emergency Management Center

Investment builds on Gov. Evers’ commitment to violence prevention and public safety

Eyes on Milwaukee: Third Ward Attracts Top 3D Printer Manufacturer
Eyes on Milwaukee

Third Ward Attracts Top 3D Printer Manufacturer

Boston area company Formlabs, a leader in 3D printer industry, opens regional HQ here.

Formlabs opens regional headquarters in Milwaukee to support growing role in U.S. industrial sector
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Formlabs opens regional headquarters in Milwaukee to support growing role in U.S. industrial sector

Boston-based company will add more than 100 jobs over the next three years

Gov. Evers, Lac Courte Oreilles Band of Lake Superior Chippewa Indians Sign Compact Amendment Permitting Event Wagering
State’s Coastal Communities Get Over $1.4M in Grants

State’s Coastal Communities Get Over $1.4M in Grants

Grants are intended to build sustainable coastal communities.

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $1.4 Million in Grants for Wisconsin’s Coastal Communities
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Gov. Evers Announces More Than $1.4 Million in Grants for Wisconsin’s Coastal Communities

Grants through the Wisconsin Coastal Management Program will support sustainability, resiliency, and economic growth in communities along the Great Lakes

Gov. Evers Announces $22 Million Investment to Expand Programs, Fund Emergency Response Initiatives
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Gov. Evers Announces $22 Million Investment to Expand Programs, Fund Emergency Response Initiatives

Investments will support fire station construction and expansion projects, testing sites and EMS projects

Gov. Evers, Evers Administration Cabinet Take ‘Cabinet on the Road’ to Western Wisconsin
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Gov. Evers, Evers Administration Cabinet Take ‘Cabinet on the Road’ to Western Wisconsin

Gov. Tony Evers, together with members of his cabinet, hosted ‘Cabinet on the Road’ events in Osseo, Altoona, Menomonie, and Eau Claire.

Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Blue Ribbon Commission on Veteran Opportunity
Making child care sustainable
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Making child care sustainable

Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant will test child care solutions

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $86 Million for Diverse Business Investment and Diverse Business Assistance Grants
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Gov. Evers Announces More Than $86 Million for Diverse Business Investment and Diverse Business Assistance Grants

Funding will support small businesses through Community Development Financial Institutions and chambers of commerce statewide

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $17.2 Million in Community Development Block Grant Housing Awards
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Gov. Evers Announces More Than $17.2 Million in Community Development Block Grant Housing Awards

Regional housing awards will help low- and moderate-income families purchase or repair homes

Gov. Evers Announces Launch of Wisconsin Help for Homeowners Program
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Gov. Evers Announces Launch of Wisconsin Help for Homeowners Program

$92 million program will provide mortgage, local property tax assistance, and support for essential utilities and internet costs to homeowners at risk of losing their homes

Gov. Evers Announces More than $212.9 Million in Awards for Neighborhood Investment Fund Program
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Gov. Evers Announces More than $212.9 Million in Awards for Neighborhood Investment Fund Program

Governor concludes statewide tour awarding funds with stops in Kenosha, Fond du Lac, and Green Bay

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $20 Million Neighborhood Investment Fund Grant for Madison and Dane County
Gov. Evers Announces More Than $25 Million Neighborhood Investment Fund Grant for Milwaukee and Milwaukee County
Eyes on Milwaukee: Legislature Approves Selling Key Bronzeville Site
Eyes on Milwaukee

Legislature Approves Selling Key Bronzeville Site

Bronzeville Center for the Arts would be "world-class" showcase for Black artists.

Gov. Evers Announces $9 Million Neighborhood Investment Fund Grant for City of Beloit
Gov. Evers, Forest County Potawatomi Sign Compact Amendment Permitting Event Wagering
Room to grow
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Room to grow

Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant to allow YMCA to expand child care and youth programming in Green County

Gov. Evers Awards More Than $82 Million in Equitable Recovery Grants
Eyes on Milwaukee: Port Building New Cruise Ship Dock
Eyes on Milwaukee

Port Building New Cruise Ship Dock

Gov. Tony Evers announces $3.5 million grant to bolster $7 million project.

Gov. Evers Announces More Than $20 Million in Tourism Capital Investment Grants for Projects Across the State
Child care workers keep economy moving
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Child care workers keep economy moving

Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant to help Madison Area Technical College train workers and assess child care needs

Building careers while incarcerated
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Building careers while incarcerated

Wisconsin’s Workforce Innovation Grant will bring new educational opportunities, workforce support to incarcerated individuals

DATCP and DFI Host Student Loan Debt Relief Workshop:  How to Avoid Scams, Use Free Repayment Tools and Save Money
Wisconsin’s Credit Unions Report Solid Third-Quarter Financial Performance
Edvest College Savings Plan Named a Best in Class 529 Plan by Morningstar
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Edvest College Savings Plan Named a Best in Class 529 Plan by Morningstar

Plan maintains rating from one of America’s leading financial services firms

Wisconsin’s Banks Report Strong Mid-Year Financial Performance
Wisconsin DFI Cautions Investors About Crypto Interest-Bearing Accounts
Wisconsin DFI Sheds Light on Fund Expense Ratios
Gov. Evers Proclaims 529 College Savings Plan Day
Wisconsin’s Credit Unions Report Strong First Quarter Financial Performance
Riverworks Financial Clinic expands to help Milwaukee residents gain financial stability
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Riverworks Financial Clinic expands to help Milwaukee residents gain financial stability

Public private partnerships spur clinic’s growth to address long and short-term financial needs

Wisconsin DFI Issues Social Media and Online Trading Investing Advisory
Wisconsin DFI’s Kim Santos Honored with Top NASCUS Award
Wisconsin DFI Issues ESG Investing Advisory
Wisconsin Money Smart Essay Contest Awards $10,000
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Wisconsin Money Smart Essay Contest Awards $10,000

Scholarship Program Supported by Financial Industry Promotes Financial Literacy

Take the Challenge: Build Your Financial Security
BBB Wisconsin and Wisconsin DFI Warn Businesses about Misleading Solicitations
Wisconsin’s Banks Report Strong Year-End 2020 Financial Performance
Wisconsin’s Credit Unions Report Solid Year-End 2020 Financial Performance
John Grande Named DFI Division of Banking Administrator
DFI Investigation Leads to Investment Fraud Convictions in Brown County
Wisconsin’s State-Chartered Banks Report Stable Third-Quarter Financial Performance
Wisconsin Department of Financial Institutions Finalizes Investigation of Mr. Cooper’s Misconduct and Operational Weaknesses
Wisconsin’s Credit Unions Report Solid Third-Quarter Financial Performance
October is National Financial Planning Month: A Perfect Time to Consider Student Loan Borrowing & Repayment Options
Wisconsin DFI, DOJ Join Commodity Futures Trading Commission to Charge Precious Metals Dealers in $185 Million Scheme Targeting Elderly Investors, $2.7 Million from Wisconsinites
Wisconsin, FTC and Federal Law Enforcement Partners Announce Nationwide Crackdown on Phantom and Abusive Debt Collection
Southwest Wisconsin Money Smart Essay Contest Awards $5,000
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Southwest Wisconsin Money Smart Essay Contest Awards $5,000

Scholarship Program Promotes Financial Literacy, Supported by Financial Industry

DFI Joins Task Force Cracking Down on COVID-19 Investment Scams
Gov. Evers Announces Appointments to Governor’s Task Force on Student Debt
Pandemic Compounds Student Debt Crisis

Pandemic Compounds Student Debt Crisis

64% of Wisconsin’s 2018 graduates had debt, averaging $31,705 per person.

AG Kaul and DFI Secretary Blumenfeld Warn About, Encourage Reporting of Potential COVID-19 Charity Scams
DFI Issues Emergency Guidance on Character and Fitness Requirements for Payday and Licensed Lenders
DFI Reminds Investors to Beware of Con Artists Looking to Profit from Fear and Uncertainty Related to COVID-19
Wisconsin’s State-Chartered Banks Report Strong Fiscal Performance at Year-End 2019
Wisconsinites Encouraged to Build Personal Savings During America Saves Week
Gov. Evers Honors 14 Recipients of the 2019 Governor’s Financial Literacy Award in Capitol Ceremony
Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #67 Relating to Creating a Task Force on Student Debt
Gov. Evers Delivers 2020 State of the State Address
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Gov. Evers Delivers 2020 State of the State Address

Gov. Evers’ remarks as prepared for delivery.

Senate Democrats Offer 2020 Agenda

Senate Democrats Offer 2020 Agenda

Shilling pushes homeless funding and closing dark store tax loophole.

Wisconsin’s State-Chartered Banks Post Strong Third Quarter Performance
Senate Fires State Agriculture Secretary

Senate Fires State Agriculture Secretary

Every Republican votes not to approve Evers appointee Brad Pfaff.

Increased Lending at Wisconsin’s State-Chartered Banks Reflects a Healthy Economy
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Increased Lending at Wisconsin’s State-Chartered Banks Reflects a Healthy Economy

The increase in lending was the most significant factor in the strong growth in net income.

Wisconsin Women in Government Announces 2019-2020 Board of Directors and Leadership Team
Eyes on Milwaukee: A Sherman Park Success Story
Eyes on Milwaukee

A Sherman Park Success Story

Developers rehab 104 city-owned homes in three years in the area.

Statewide Meetings Held on Student Loans

Statewide Meetings Held on Student Loans

Governor’s task force holds meetings across Wisconsin to understand crisis, find answers.

Governor Evers Honors 13 Recipients of 2018 Financial Literacy Award in Capitol Ceremony
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Governor Evers Honors 13 Recipients of 2018 Financial Literacy Award in Capitol Ceremony

The recipients were selected by the Governor’s Council on Financial Literacy from the nominations submitted for consideration.