Tony Evers

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GOP Legislature’s fall agenda: pummel Evers in a culture war

BY: - September 20, 2021

Wisconsin Republicans set the stage last week for the fall session by painting a clear picture of how governing and campaigning will take shape into 2022, despite partisan elections being more than a year away. While redistricting — drawing new political maps based on the 2020 census — has taken center stage of late, and […]

Circuit Court rules Natural Resources Board chair can remain in seat

BY: - September 17, 2021

A Dane County Circuit Court judge ruled on Friday that Frederick Prehn can remain in his seat as chair of the Natural Resources Board (NRB).  Prehn has refused to give up his seat since his term expired on May 1, saying state law allows him to hold on until his replacement, already nominated by Gov. […]

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Federal court ready to draw new maps if Evers, Legislature fail

BY: - September 16, 2021

A panel of three federal judges denied a request from Republican lawmakers to dismiss two lawsuits that seek to have a federal court draw new maps for legislative districts.   The panel’s order, released on Thursday, states that if Gov. Tony Evers and Republican leadership can’t reach a compromise on the redistricting process — an outcome […]

Once likely GOP candidate McCoshen will not run for governor

BY: - September 15, 2021

After spending more than a year traveling around Wisconsin, meeting with businesses and the public as he appeared to lay the groundwork for a campaign to run for governor, lobbyist Bill McCoshen announced Wednesday that he has decided to opt out. He announced earlier in the week that he was selling his consulting business of […]

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Citing COVID risk, Democrats on Assembly education committee walk out 

BY: - September 15, 2021

As students and teachers begin an uncertain school year, with classrooms open for in-person instruction and the delta variant surging, the Assembly education committee met on Tuesday for a hearing on a bill to improve reading scores and tackle the achievement gap. But just as the hearing got underway, all the Democrats on the committee […]

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Coalition proposes alternative plan for Milwaukee freeway project

BY: - September 15, 2021

With more bicycles, more buses and less highway pavement, environmental and transit advocates proposed an alternative Tuesday to a controversial state plan to widen part of Interstate 94 in Milwaukee. The pitch is the latest step in efforts by critics to push back against the state’s $1.1 billion plan for Milwaukee’s I-94 East-West corridor following […]

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Evers, Kaul get involved in federal redistricting battle

BY: - September 13, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul argued in a motion filed Monday in federal court that Evers, like the Republican-led Legislature, has a right to weigh in on a federal lawsuit over the state’s new legislative maps.  The lawsuit, which was brought last month by a group of voters represented by a prominent […]

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Local, tribal health agencies to get $58.4M for COVID-19 response efforts

BY: - September 13, 2021

Local and tribal health departments will share in $58.4 million awarded from Wisconsin’s share of the federal American Rescue Plan Act to help them absorb the added costs brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Gov. Tony Evers announced the public health funding program Monday morning. Each department’s share will include a base amount and an […]

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Safar takes the helm at Law Forward

BY: - September 13, 2021

Law Forward, Wisconsin’s nearly one-year-old public interest law firm, announced Thursday that it has hired its first full-time executive director, Nicole Safar.  Safar helped lead Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin for many years, including as the group’s vice president of public affairs and legal advocacy, before leaving to serve as Gov. Tony Evers’ assistant deputy secretary […]

Natural Resources Board won’t hold September meeting amid succession fight

BY: - September 9, 2021

The September meeting of the Natural Resources Board (NRB) has been canceled after the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) said it had no pending agenda items that required the board’s action.  The cancellation comes as the board has been in the middle of a game of political tug-of-war between current chair Fred Prehn and the […]

Rebecca Kleefisch is now all in for the 2022 race for governor

BY: - September 9, 2021

It was a very badly kept secret that former Lt. Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch planned to run against Gov. Tony Evers in the 2022 election. She had been running a nonprofit organization she named the 1848 Project as a shadow campaign for months as she traveled the state campaigning. And after using the nonprofit to release […]

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Evers on pace for record pardons, activists push for more

BY: - September 8, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers gathered alongside members of the state’s Pardon Advisory Board and individuals who’ve received recent pardons at the Crossroads Collective in Milwaukee. Evers called the Tuesday morning gathering a celebration, not just for those present, but also for the more than 260 people who’ve received pardons under the Evers administration. “If you hear […]