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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 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 Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of 9/11 and State Day of Service and Remembrance

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #132 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff beginning at sunrise on Fri., Sept. 10, 2021, until sunset on Sun., Sept. 12, 2021, out of respect for the nearly 3,000 individuals who lost their lives in the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. […]

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Gov. Evers Grants 71 Pardons, Signs Executive Order Expediting and Expanding Pardon Process

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that he has granted another 71 pardons, bringing the governor’s total number of granted pardons to 263 pardons since the Governor’s Pardon Advisory Board was announced in 2019. With today’s announcement, the governor is on target to pardon more people in his first term than any governor in contemporary […]

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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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State Experts Urge Residents to Mask Up, Vaccinate

MADISON – As the three-day Labor Day weekend is about to begin, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourages Wisconsinites to celebrate safely and continue taking steps to protect themselves and others against COVID-19. As of this week, both Wisconsin and Racine County are seeing very high case activity, The 7-day statewide average of […]

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WisDOT Opens Public Comment Period for 2021 ADA Transition Plan

The Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) invites the public to review and offer comments on the 2021 Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Transition Plan. The ADA Transition Plan provides information about WisDOT’s efforts to continually improve accessibility throughout the state highway system including roadside facilities, navigability within public rights of way, and public input processes. […]

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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 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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State DHS Supports Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Dosage

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced Wednesday that it supports the recommendation that some immunocompromised people are recommended and eligible to get an additional dose of Pfizer (ages 12 and up) or Moderna (ages 18 and up) COVID-19 vaccine. “Our nation’s leading medical experts have reviewed the available data and made […]