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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 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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Local Organizations Receive Beyond the Classroom Grants

MADISON –  Four Racine organizations and two in Kenosha are among 115 out-of-school providers receiving a total of $49.5 million through the Beyond the Classroom Grant Program. The awards were announced this week by Gov. Tony Evers. The Beyond the Classroom grants were made available to eligible nonprofit organizations providing virtual and in-person programming for […]

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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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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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Governor Proclaims ‘Bucks In Six’ Day in Wisconsin

MILWAUKEE – Gov. Tony Evers proclaimed today (July 22) as “Bucks In Six” Day in Wisconsin as the city of Milwaukee hosts a victory parade celebrating the Milwaukee Bucks’ championship win over the Phoenix Suns in game six of the 2021 NBA Finals, winning their first NBA Championship title in 50 years. In so doing, the Milwaukee Bucks fulfilled the prophecy of former Bucks guard, Brandon Jennings, which has become their longtime rallying cry of “Bucks in six!”Here […]

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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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Governor Signs Bill Directing Opioid Settlement Funds To Local Communities

WISCONSIN – Gov. Tony Evers on Wednesday signed a bill that paves the way for local communities – including Racine and Kenosha counties – to receive funds from lawsuits filed against manufacturers and distributors of opioid drugs that have been linked to widespread addiction problems. While the settlement amounts are still to be determined, local […]

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State Supreme Court Overturns Mask Mandate

MADISON – The Wisconsin Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that Gov. Tony Evers exceeded his authority to issue multiple health emergencies, including a statewide mask mandate, related to the COVID-19 pandemic. The 4-3 ruling overturns Gov. Tony Evers’ latest 60-day public health declaration, issued in February. It was set to expire next Monday (April 5).  […]