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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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Letter to the Editor: Thank You Governor Evers and Wisconsin Legislature

Thank you, Governor Evers and members of the Wisconsin Assembly and Senate for your bipartisan effort to exempt the AmeriCorps Segal Education Award from state income tax. In particular, we acknowledge Representative David Bowen for his work submitting the proposal for inclusion in Governor Evers’s Executive Budget and Senator Dale Kooyenga for supporting the proposal […]

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State Uses Physicians In COVID Vaccine Campaign

MADISON – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) on Thursday announced the launch of “Our Doctors”, a statewide multimedia campaign to encourage Wisconsinites who may be hesitant about vaccines to start a conversation with their own family doctor about the COVID-19 vaccines. The messaging, seen on billboards, newspapers, TV, radio, and social media platforms […]

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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 Assembly Bill 406, Ensures Wisconsin Businesses Continue to Bounce Back

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Assembly Bill 406, now 2021 Wisconsin Act 59, which prevents the increase of unemployment insurance (UI) contribution rates, otherwise known as the UI tax rates, on employers by ensuring the state remains in Schedule D in tax years 2022 and 2023, while offsetting lost revenue by requiring $60 million […]

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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, DHS Announce Gender-Neutral Language Options for Parents to be Added to Wisconsin Birth Certificates

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced that beginning Thurs., July 1, 2021, Wisconsin parents will have a new, gender-neutral option for identifying the parents of a child. Birth forms used to generate birth certificates will be updated to include an option for “parent-parent,” in addition to “mother-father.” […]

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Gov. Evers Announces $1.4 Million in Grants for Wisconsin’s Coastal Communities

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today announced $1.41 million in coastal grants to 40 local communities across Wisconsin. The grants are administered by the Department of Administration’s (DOA) Wisconsin Coastal Management Program to support quality of life, foster economic development, create resiliency, and protect and improve the Great Lakes resources in Wisconsin’s coastal communities. Grant […]

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Governor Says $140 Million In Tourism, Entertainment Aid On The Way

WISCONSIN– More than $140 million in grants will be made available to businesses in Wisconsin’s tourism and entertainment industries that were hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic, Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday. Among the businesses and organizations eligible for the new grant programs are live event venues, movie theaters, summer camps, minor league sports, and […]

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Gov. Evers Takes Action on Bipartisan Policing Changes Legislation

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed seven bills into law, including several bipartisan policing changes. The governor called for these bills last week, emphasizing the need for the Legislature to take up more robust, comprehensive reforms. A signing statement for the policing changes bills is available here. Senate Bill 121, now Wisconsin Act 48:  Prohibits the use of […]

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Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Raising Juneteenth Flag at State Capitol for 2nd Year in a Row

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #124, raising the Juneteenth flag over the Wisconsin State Capitol Building in celebration of Juneteenth for the second year in a row. “As we recognize the trials Black Americans have overcome and celebrate the resilience, vibrancy, and countless contributions of Black Wisconsinites across our state, we […]

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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 Signs Bill Designating May 14 as Hmong-Lao Veterans Day, Orders Flags to Half-Staff

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today signed Assembly Bill 154, now Wisconsin Act 31, designating May 14 as Hmong-Lao Veterans Day in Wisconsin. The governor issued Executive Order #115 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff in honor of Hmong-Lao veterans. The governor was joined […]