Stories tagged: "rural issues"


Election Results Prove– Democrat or Republican, Voters Want More Funding for Public Schools 

tl;dr A Democratic policy is popular even in counties where Wisconsin's Democratic governor isn't.

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Evers Touts New Program To Bolster Rural Education Workforce

Democratic Governor Tony Evers got an up-close look at a new scholarship and training program designed to encourage the next generation of rural school teachers this month. The Cambridge, Lodi, Sauk Prairie, and Wisconsin Heights school districts are taking advantage of Workforce Innovation Grants to provide scholarships to students identified as future educators in rural...

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Evers Announces Local Grants For Life-saving Work

Democratic Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers delivered on a big promise he made during this 2022 State of the State address last week. The first term governor announced more than $30 million to support local emergency medical services (EMS) first responders. The grants will be distributed across nearly every single one of Wisconsin’s 72 counties, with...

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Evers Makes Churches, Rural Restaurants and Small Businesses Eligible For Well Grant Program

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers recently announced expansion of the state’s program to ensure residents who rely on private wells for drinking water have access to clean water. As more and more communities identify potentially harmful chemicals or other contaminants in drinking water sources, the new push by Evers to ensure private wells are providing clean,...

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Rural Wisconsin Is Still Coping with Postal Service Slowdowns and Cutbacks Supported by Ron Johnson

A long-sought reform bill has finally become law, but small businesses, farmers, and veterans have been forced into more expensive alternatives that pose risks to their time-sensitive shipments.

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Wisconsin Democrats Sue For PFAS Damages To Rural Communities

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers and Attorney General Josh Kaul, both Democrats, have announced a lawsuit against polluters for PFAS contamination of water and natural resources concentrated in rural communities. The suit, which targets Tyco, Chemguard, 3M, DuPont, and others, was authorized by Evers and introduced by Kaul in Dane County. In the complaint, the state...

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Evers’ Broadband Expansion Efforts Grow Rural Economies

Democratic Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers’ Task Force on Broadband Access issued its second annual report this month, highlighting progress made since the task force’s establishment in 2020. Evers created the task force in the summer of 2020 by executive order. Since taking office in January of 2019, the Evers Administration has invested nearly $300 million...