Stories tagged: "Gov. Tony Evers"


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Wisconsinites Want Weed: Where Local Lawmakers Stand on Legalization

In Wisconsin, 69% of voters support cannabis legalization. But the Badger State remains an island among its weed-friendly neighbors, with all three having some form of legality.

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Wisconsin Legislature Allows Conversion Therapy For Patients

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The Wisconsin Legislature took the final step needed last Wednesday to stop Gov. Tony Evers’ administration from enacting a ban on the discredited practice known as conversion therapy.

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Sarah Godlewski Appointed Secretary of State Following Doug La Follette’s Surprise Resignation

Gov. Tony Evers appointed Godlewski, the former state treasurer, to fill the rest of the nearly four-year term La Follette won in November—ending a tenure that first started in 1974.

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Gov. Evers Launches Program For People Experiencing Homelessness, Drug Addiction

The new recovery program will use Opioid Settlement Funds to help struggling Wisconsinites find affordable, safe, & stable housing.

The Worst-Drawn Districts in America: How Wisconsin Got Here, How It’s Hurting Us, & How We Can Fix It

In 2017, a federal court ruled the state legislative districts Wisconsin Republicans drew in 2011 were so excessively partisan, they were unconstitutional. And the ones currently in effect aren't any better.

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Republicans May Have a Majority in the Legislature, but Democrats Have a Record of Getting Things Done 

GOP lawmakers want to use the state’s $6.6 billion surplus on tax cuts for the wealthy, but Gov. Tony Evers and Biden’s targeted investments saved the economy during the pandemic and are opening new opportunities in the future.

The Best Of: Wisconsin Travel in 2022

2022 marked the return of both in- and out-of-state travelers: some, eager to get out and explore for the first time in a few years!