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Tony Evers

Feb 21, 2024

Wisconsin bills to fight ‘forever chemicals’ pollution, speed ballot counting in jeopardy

Measures that would legalize medical marijuana, spend $125 million to combat pollution from "forever chemicals" and allow election officials to speed up the counting of absentee ballots all appear to be doomed as the Wisconsin Legislature approaches the end of its session for the year.

Feb 20, 2024

Senate votes to reject Evers appointees

The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Senate voted Tuesday to reject four of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' appointees, including a member of the state's natural resources policy board and a former lieutenant governor who was to serve on a hospital governing board.

Nov 17, 2023

Evers, Vos on same side, both argue against Supreme Court taking voucher lawsuit

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers' administration and political opponent Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos are in the rare position of taking the same side in a lawsuit seeking to end Wisconsin's taxpayer-funded voucher school system, telling the Wisconsin Supreme Court that it should not take the case.

State Crime Lab
Nov 11, 2023

Gov. Evers and Attorney General Kaul celebrate groundbreaking of new Wisconsin State Crime Lab in Milwaukee

Current lab had not met the needs of current scientific advancements in terms of space and workflows.

Nov 1, 2023

Gov. Evers signs three bills into law

The measures range from collective bargaining to tax regulation.

Gun Intelligence Center Chicago
Nov 1, 2023

Gov. Evers announces appointments to Governor’s Task Force on Workforce and Artificial Intelligence

Feds and state officials address AI regulation and opportunities.

Oct 31, 2023

Evers sues legislative Republicans for violating Wisconsin Constitution

Evers: Wisconsin Legislature is violating the Wisconsin Constitution by effectively attempting to change state law without passing a bill through both houses of the Legislature and sending a bill to the governor for signature or veto.

DNR
Oct 24, 2023

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources secretary resigning after 10 months on the job

Adam Payne sent a letter to Gov. Tony Evers on Friday announcing his intention to leave the agency on Nov. 1 and retire next year.

Wisconsin Gerrymandering
Oct 10, 2023

Gov. Evers moves to intervene in redistricting challenge to Wisconsin’s legislative maps

On Tuesday, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers filed a motion to intervene in a lawsuit before the Wisconsin Supreme Court challenging the state’s current legislative maps. “My commitment to the people of Wisconsin remains the same—I believe that the people should get to choose their elected officials, not the other way around, and that includes making […]

Oct 9, 2023

Security questions swirl at the Wisconsin Capitol after armed man sought governor twice in one day

Wisconsin's Capitol building is one of the most open in the country, which made it easy for a man to walk inside with a loaded handgun this week in search of Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

Mary Shawanokasic
Oct 2, 2023

Gov. Evers taps Shawanokasic for Menominee County Register of Deeds

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers Monday announced his appointment of Mary Shawanokasic to serve as Menominee County Register of Deeds.

Sep 20, 2023

Wisconsin Legislature set to reject governor’s special session on child care, worker shortages

Wisconsin's Republican-controlled Legislature was poised to ignore a special session that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called for Wednesday to pass a $1 billion package that would keep a pandemic-era child care program running, send more money to the University of Wisconsin and create a paid family leave program.

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