Stories tagged: "Tony Evers"


Are You “Middle Class”?

Wisconsin's middle class is shrinking. While 61% of Americans were considered "middle class" in 1971, the latest data from 2021 shows that number is down to 50%. 

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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.

A light dusting of snow is seen on and around the state Capitol in Madison as the Wisconsin Legislature begins its new session on Jan. 4, 2021. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
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! 

The Best Of: Wisconsin Education in 2022

Between the shift to at-home learning and the struggle to hire enough teachers, the past three years have been challenging for schools. But 2022 proved Wisconsin's emerged better than most.  Here are several "good news" standouts.

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.

(left) Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, (right) Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (Screenshot via WisconsinEye)
Republican Leaders Vos and LeMahieu Willing To Compromise With Gov. Evers 

After being reelected in the midterms, state House Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and state Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu signal they may be willing to negotiate with Gov. Tony Evers on how to use the state’s record budget surplus.