Stories tagged: "Tony Evers"


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Wisconsin’s Roads Need TLC and Lots Of Money. Biden’s Infrastructure Proposal Could Be a Lifeline.

Biden’s American Jobs Plan, which sets aside $621 billion for transportation, would be a shot in the arm, but long-term needs remain at the state level.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) holds a press conference on April 13 where he demands Gov. Tony Evers accept severe restrictions on local health officials, schools, and the governor himself in exchange for tens of millions of dollars in federal supplemental COVID food aid. (Image via Wisconsin Eye.)
Evers and Timberlake Find a Way to Bypass Vos’ Willingness to Lose Millions in Food Aid for Families

Assembly Speaker demanded governor accept a package of poison pills he’d already vetoed

Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes speaks during a virtual listening session focused on small businesses' economic recovery from the pandemic. (Screenshot)
‘No Time to Waste’: Barnes Urges GOP To Pass Budget, Help Small Businesses

Wisconsin has “a tremendous opportunity” to help small business recovery and growth, a brewery and restaurant owner says.

While Wisconsin may be late to the game in passing such a law, the Distilled Spirits Council of the United States said it will help the industry recover from the economic downturn. (Shutterstock)
Evers Signs Cocktails-to-Go Bill

The law allows bars and restaurants to sell alcoholic drinks to-go.

Man getting a COVID-19 vaccine
Wisconsinites With These 20 Pre-Existing Conditions Are Now Eligible for the COVID Vaccine

Evers also signs law letting dentists give vaccines to protect against COVID-19 and the flu.

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers (Photo by KEREM YUCEL/AFP via Getty Images)
Critics Say I-94 Expansion in Milwaukee Puts Evers’ Administration at Odds With Biden—and Itself

The governor's climate change task force pointed to the historically detrimental effects of urban freeways and ports on communities of color in a 2020 report. But his administration is pressing ahead anyway.

The East Gallery at the Capitol in Madison houses the governor's office. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
As in Any Big Budget, There Are Winners and Losers for Planned State Projects

Evers makes $2.4 billion in capital budget recommendations that the Legislature will subtract, add, or modify.