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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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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, […]

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Chancellor Ford’s Statement on Governor Evers’ Budget Proposal

SOMERS, Wis. – On Tuesday, Governor Tony Evers released his 2021-23 State Biennial Budget, including several proposals supporting the University of Wisconsin System and UW-Parkside. “Governor Evers’ budget supports Parkside’s mission to provide a quality education and enrich and transform the lives of our students, families, and communities while also helping our campus and the […]

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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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Evers to Pitch Legalizing Marijuana

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers will ask the legislature to legalize recreational and medical marijuana,according to a press release issued Sunday. Under the proposal, the state would tax marijuana sales to provide additional revenue for thegovernment, which Evers said he intends to spend on schools, health services, and underservedcommunities. The Wisconsin Department of Revenue and the […]

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Evers issues another statewide mask order after Assembly scraps prior order

WISCONSIN – Gov. Tony Evers issued a new statewide health emergency order — order 105 — Thursday requiring face masks. The governor’s orders came one hour after the Republican-controlled Legislature voted to end the governor’s previous public health emergency and relating order requiring face coverings in public places https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdZAGfuwC58&feature=youtu.be Evers released a videotaped statement with […]

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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 […]