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Gov. Evers: Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery Expansion project awarded $3.2 million

MADISON — The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs (WDVA) and Gov. Tony Evers has announced early this October that Wisconsin will receive $3,293,695 from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to expand the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Union Grove. This cemetery is adjacent to the Wisconsin Veterans Home and the Southern Wisconsin Center. […]

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

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that he is seeking applicants for the Court of Appeals–District II. The appointment will fill a vacancy being created by Judge Paul F. Reilly’s resignation, effective Jan. 3, 2022. The new judge will complete a term ending July 31, 2022. District II consists of Calumet, Fond du Lac, Green […]

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Gov. Evers Releases Statement One Year After Jacob Blake Shooting

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today released a statement one year after police shot Jacob Blake in Kenosha, Wisconsin.  “One year ago today, Jacob Blake’s life was forever changed. While we are grateful Jacob survived his injuries, we also know Jacob, his kids, and his family have and will face challenges they never imagined having to endure. We also know the families and […]

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Gov. Evers Takes Action on Bipartisan Policing Changes Legislation

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed seven bills into law, including several bipartisan policing changes. The governor called for these bills last week, emphasizing the need for the Legislature to take up more robust, comprehensive reforms. A signing statement for the policing changes bills is available here. Senate Bill 121, now Wisconsin Act 48:  Prohibits the use of […]

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Gov. Evers announces investment in COVID-19 pandemic response and recovery

Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services are investing an additional $58.4 million towards responding to the Covid-19 Pandemic to help build a strong recovery after the pandemic. The funding adds to an additional $106.5 million that the Evers administration has allocated to local and tribal health departments for COVID-19 response activities […]

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Gov. Evers Celebrates Earth Day, Signs Executive Order Creating the Office of Environmental Justice

FRANKLIN — Gov. Tony Evers celebrated Earth Day on Friday at the Indian Community School in Franklin by signing Executive Order #161 to create the Office of Environmental Justice at the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA). The Office of Environmental Justice will work in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability and Clean Energy to facilitate […]

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Gov. Evers orders flags to be flown at half-staff in honor of 9/11

Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #174 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff beginning at sunrise on Fri., Sept. 9, 2021, until sunset on Sun., Sept. 11, 2022. On the 21st anniversary of the terrorist attack that occurred on Sept. 11, 2001, Evers has also declared Sept 11, 2022, […]

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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff Friday with Executive Order #137

Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #137 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Fri., Oct. 15, 2021, in honor of Navy Seaman 2nd Class Arthur R. Thinnes, who lost his life during the attack on Pearl Harbor. “Our state is proud of our service members and their tremendous sacrifices, and we […]

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Gov. Evers Announces Additional $50 Million to Support Wisconsin Farmers, Agriculture Industry

WISCONSIN- On Wednesday, Gov. Tony Evers announced an additional $50 million in direct payments to support Wisconsin’s agricultural producers through a new round of the Wisconsin Farm Support Program, an additional installment of the governor’s successful Wisconsin Farm Support Program announced in 2020. Last year, Gov. Evers distributed $50 million in direct aid to farmers […]

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Gov. Evers Announces Donation Opportunities to Support Afghan Evacuees at Fort McCoy

MADISON — On Thursday, Gov. Tony Evers announced opportunities for people hoping to provide essential items to Afghan individuals and families currently staying at Fort McCoy. The effort, coordinated by the Evers Administration through Wisconsin Emergency Management and the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families, offers an easy way for interested individuals to help those […]

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

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced $1.41 million in coastal grants to 40 local communities across Wisconsin. The grants are administered by the Department of Administration’s (DOA) Wisconsin Coastal Management Program to support quality of life, foster economic development, create resiliency, and protect and improve the Great Lakes resources in Wisconsin’s coastal communities. Grant […]