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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 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 State Building Commission Approves More than $92 Million in Projects Across Wisconsin

WISCONSIN- On Wednesday, Gov. Tony Evers announced that the State of Wisconsin Building Commission met at the Wisconsin State Fair and approved a total of approximately $92.6 million in key projects across the state.   “I am glad to be at State Fair Park with the State Building Commission today to approve these critical projects that support Wisconsin infrastructure from making spaces ADA accessible […]

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Governor Evers, Lt. Governor Barnes Recognize Outstanding Individuals, Organizations for Their Service at the 2021 Governor’s Service Awards

Reflecting upon the significant difference that engaged Wisconsin citizens have made within the state, Governor Tony Evers stated that the 2021 Governor’s Service Awards would be “honoring nine Wisconsinites and five organizations in our state that are spearheading positive, impactful change through their service to the people of Wisconsin.”  He continued, telling the honorees that […]

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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Former Wisconsin Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Albert H. Wilkening

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Sat., Aug. 7, 2021, as a mark of respect for former Wisconsin Adjutant General Maj. Gen. Albert H. Wilkening, who passed away on April 8, 2020, at the age of 74. Wilkening had a long career of service in the U.S. military. He served as the […]

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Gov. Evers, DHS Announce Free Cream Puffs for Individuals Receiving COVID-19 Vaccine at Wisconsin State Fair

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced a collaboration with the Wisconsin State Fair to hold an on-site COVID-19 vaccine clinic for the duration of the fair. The vaccine clinic will be open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. from August 5 through August 15. Individuals vaccinated […]

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Governor Announces $10 Million In Tourism Grants

WISCONSIN – Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday announced that $10 million in federal America Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds will be used to provide grants to local governments and tourism-entity nonprofits for tourism-related investment projects. Grants of up to $3.5 million will be awarded to regional entities through a competitive application process to eligible infrastructure […]

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Governor Evers, DHS Urge COVID-19 Vaccination Ahead of 2021-2022 School Year

Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) encourage anyone attending school in the upcoming 2021-2022 school year to get their COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. This includes children ages 12 and up as well as anyone planning to attend in-person classes at a college or university. “Getting vaccinated now means […]

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Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on Providing Tax Relief for Middle-Class Families, Support for Schools

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today delivered the Democratic Radio Address highlighting the signing of the 2021-23 budget last week, which included one of the largest tax cuts in Wisconsin state history and the governor’s announcement to provide more than $100 million in new funding for our kids and schools. Hey, Wisconsin! Governor Tony Evers here. Last week, […]

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Gov. Evers Signs One of the Largest Tax Cuts in Wisconsin State History, Announces More Than $100 million in New Funding for Public Schools

Gov. Tony Evers today signed the 2021-23 biennial budget, now 2021 Wisconsin Act 58, providing one of the largest tax cuts in Wisconsin state history and delivering on his 2018 campaign promise to cut tax taxes for middle-class families by 10 percent. Gov. Evers, former public school teacher and state superintendent of public instruction, also […]

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Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program Payment of Internet Bills

WISCONSIN — Gov. Tony Evers today announced that the Wisconsin Emergency Rental Assistance Program (WERA), which provides rental and utility assistance to households affected by the pandemic, will begin to include coverage of internet costs for qualifying households. To date, the state program has provided more than $38 million to nearly 11,000 households and is working to distribute available funds to eligible households and […]

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Gov. Evers Announces $100 Million Investment in First Round of Federal Funding for Broadband Access

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today that the Public Service Commission of Wisconsin (PSC) will launch a round of broadband expansion funding in two weeks with $100 million in funding from the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). This is the initial batch of federal funds to be dedicated to expanding high-speed broadband internet […]

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Gov. Evers Announces More Than $21 Million to Help Wisconsinites Pay Overdue Utility Bills

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers, together with the Wisconsin Department of Administration (DOA) and the Public Service Commission (PSC), announced on Wednesday more than $21 million to cover utility bill arrearages for more than 36,000 qualifying utility customers across Wisconsin through the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP).  “This year has been tough for folks and families, and we know there are so many who’ve […]

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Gov. Evers Signs Senate Bill 69, Requires Holocaust and other Genocides Education for Wisconsin Students

MILWAUKEE — On Wednesday, Gov. Tony Evers signed Senate Bill 69, now Wisconsin Act 30, requiring lessons about the Holocaust and other genocides be incorporated into social studies education for Wisconsin students throughout grades five to twelve. “This bill will affect generations of kids in our state and bring increased awareness, and recognition in our schools to […]