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Gov. Evers Announces Application Dates for $420 Million in Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants

MADISON — Applications for up to $420 million in new Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will open at 8 a.m. Monday, May 24 through 4:30 p.m. Monday, June 7, Governor Tony Evers announced today. The Wisconsin Tomorrow Small Business Recovery Grants program is a collaboration between […]

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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 […]

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Gov. Evers Signs Bipartisan Bill to Allow Worker’s Compensation Benefits for PTSD for Public Safety Officers

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers signed into law Senate Bill (SB) 11, now Wisconsin Act 29, which will allow public safety officers—including law enforcement and firefighters—who have been diagnosed with post-traumatic stress disorder under certain conditions to receive worker’s compensation benefits.“We know the toll post-traumatic stress can take on our first responders might otherwise go […]

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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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Wisconsin Sending 500 Guard Members for DC Security

MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers announced Wednesday that approximately 500 Wisconsin National Guard troops will mobilize to federal duty to support civil authorities in the national capital region in advance of next week’s presidential inauguration. “We are once again thankful to the Wisconsin National Guard for always stepping up, not only for their friends and […]

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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 […]