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Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff Friday with Executive Order #137

Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order #137 ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Fri., Oct. 15, 2021, in honor of Navy Seaman 2nd Class Arthur R. Thinnes, who lost his life during the attack on Pearl Harbor. “Our state is proud of our service members and their tremendous sacrifices, and we […]

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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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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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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, 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 $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 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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Amended State, Foxconn Contract: Smaller, More Flexible

MADISON – Contract amendments approved Tuesday by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corp. (WEDC) Board of Directors and Foxconn Technology Group significantly reduces the scope and anticipated employment levels for a manufacturing facility in Mount Pleasant. Foxconn, a Taiwanese contract manufacturer, will now be eligible to receive up to $80 million total in performance-based tax credits […]

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Wildfire Conditions Prompt Governor’s Emergency Order

MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers on Monday declared a State of Emergency in response to elevated wildfire conditions throughout Wisconsin. Executive Order #110 will assist the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) by rapidly mobilizing the Wisconsin National Guard Blackhawk helicopters to the areas of the state in most need of aerial fire suppression resources […]

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Union Grove Veterans capital projects in state budget plan

UNION GROVE – Two projects totaling $4.7 million at the Wisconsin Veterans Home and the Southern Wisconsin Veterans Cemetery here are among the $2.38 billion in investments that Gov. Tony Evers has recommended in the 2021-23 Capital Budget. The Capital Budget, released Monday, involves projects in 31 of the state’s 72 counties, including university campuses, […]