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Gov. Evers, DCF Announce Plan to Support Early Care and Education Providers, Partners, and Wisconsin Families

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Emilie Amundson signaled their intent to submit a plan with the Joint Committee on Finance (JFC) to use the additional Child Care Development Block Grant (CCDBG) award Wisconsin received.Congress allocated additional funds for childcare to states through the Consolidated Appropriations Act of […]

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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order #108 Declaring an Energy Emergency

MADISON – On Thursday, Governor Tony Evers signed Executive Order #108, declaring an energy emergency in the state of Wisconsin. Due to the below-average temperatures, snow, and ice storms throughout the state leading up to February, deliveries of petroleum and propane products shipped by truck, barge, and particularly rail are limited. This Executive Order will […]

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Gov. Evers Announces Hundreds of Millions in Investments Supporting Wisconsin’s Kids, Families, and Caregivers

MADISON — On Tuesday, Gov. Tony Evers announced his 2021-23 biennial budget will include major investments in childcare for kids and families and in caregiving for aging and older adults and individuals with disabilities to help support Wisconsin families and caregivers, and ensure high-quality care for Wisconsin’s most vulnerable residents.  “Caring for our loved ones—from our […]

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Gov. Evers Announces New Public Health Emergency, Issues New Face Coverings Order as State Continues Vaccine Distribution

MADISON — On Tuesday, Gov. Tony Evers signed Executive Order #104 and Emergency Order #1 establishing a new statewide public health emergency and face coverings requirement, respectively, as the state continues to expand vaccination distribution across the state. Executive Order #104 is available here and Emergency Order #1 is available here.  “We’re working every day to […]

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Gov. Evers, DCF Announce Wisconsin Awarded $30 Million Federal Grant for Early Care and Education

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Emilie Amundson today announced that Wisconsin was awarded a Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) Renewal, totaling $30 million over the next three years. Wisconsin previously received a $10 million PDG B-5 Planning Grant. That one-year funding helped the […]

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COVID-19 Contact Tracing App Launches in Wisconsin

WI Exposure Notification, a new mobile app to assist in notifying contacts of people who’ve tested positive for COVID-19, is now live. The voluntary app complements the state’s and partner agencies’ efforts in contact tracing by letting Wisconsinites know faster if they’ve been in close contact with someone who has tested positive, allowing them to take […]

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Gov. Evers Delivers Radio Address on COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution in Wisconsin

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers delivered the Democratic Radio Address encouraging Wisconsinites to continue to taking precautions to protect their health and safety as the state works to distribute and administer the COVID-19 vaccine over the coming weeks and months.  Hello, Wisconsin. Governor Tony Evers here.Hope is on the horizon in the new year, as […]

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Gov. Evers, WisDOT Secretary-designee Thompson Announces Transportation Grant to Support Kenosha County Job Growth

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers with the Wisconsin Department of Transportation (WisDOT) announced a new grocery distribution center in the Village of Pleasant Prairie that plans to employ more than 700 people will be supported by a $951,315 WisDOT Economic Assistance (TEA) grant awarded to Kenosha County to make needed roadway improvements. The 350,000-square foot, $112 […]

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Gov. Evers Announces $45 Million in Targeted Assistance for Restaurants Impacted by the COVID-19 Pandemic

MADISON —​ Gov. Tony Evers announced today with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC) that restaurants and other targeted small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will receive $45 million in assistance, bringing the total assistance distributed to Wisconsin businesses this year to more than $220 million. The program, We’re All In For Restaurants, is […]

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Nearly 60,000 Wisconsinites Get Covered during First Three Weeks of Open Enrollment through Healthcare.gov

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today, with Wisconsin Commissioner of Insurance Mark Afable and Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, announced that between Nov. 1 and Nov. 21, 57,558 Wisconsinites enrolled in a healthcare plan for 2021 through the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA) Health Insurance Exchange on Healthcare.gov. Wisconsinites can still enroll through […]

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DHS Launches Multimedia Campaign Encouraging Wisconsinites to Enter Health Care Field

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS), and Department of Workforce Development (DWD) announced today the launch of WisHealth Careers, a multimedia campaign to encourage Wisconsinites across the state to enter the health care field. “Our ability to fight COVID-19 depends on having a robust workforce caring for […]

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Illness, stress fill a COVID-19 unit as Wisconsin leaders stalemate

By Bram Sable-Smith WPR/Wisconsin Watch The exterior of University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin on Tuesday afternoon looked remarkably ordinary. A line of cars queued outside of the parking garage, where drivers must still push a button and grab a ticket before entering.Patients streamed in and out of the building. The first hint that these are […]

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Gov. Evers Invests $120 Million to Support Small Businesses as COVID-19 Cases Surge

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers announced today an additional $70 million in the second round of “We’re All In” grants, bringing the second-round total to $120 million to be invested in Wisconsin small businesses. Today’s announcement brings the total investments in the “We’re All In” grant program to $185 million. “There’s no business that hasn’t […]

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State Issues $10 Million in Additional Food Relief Grants

MADISON – Two of Wisconsin’s largest hunger relief organizations will share an additional $10 million in state grants aimed at helping to aid residents experiencing food insecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic. Hunger Task Force and Feeding Wisconsin will each receive $5 million, Gov. Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection […]