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Gov. Evers Declares Public Health Emergency

Gov Evers proposes legalizing marijuana

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February 7, 2021

Governor Tony Evers is proposing legalizing marijuana in the state and taking some of the tax proceeds to pay for equity initiatives and rural schools. In this budget proposal the governor expects revenues of $165 million per year to the state starting in fiscal year 2023.

Governor Evers signs new health emergency order

Governor Tony Evers

Gov. Evers Puts Public Health Before Politics, Signs New Public Health Emergency

February 4, 2021

Gov. Tony Evers today signed Executive Order  and Emergency Order establishing a statewide public health emergency and requiring face coverings in public places to protect the health and safety of Wisconsinites.

Governor Evers signs Executive Order calling for special session on policing accountability

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Gov. Evers and Lt. Gov. Barnes Address Wisconsinites Following Kenosha Shooting

August 24, 2020

Today Governor Evers and Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes released an executive order calling the Wisconsin State Legislature into a Special Session on policing accountability and transparency convening at noon on Aug. 31, 2020. The announcement comes after Jacob Blake, a Black man, was shot repeatedly in the back by a law enforcement officer in Kenosha.   Evers and Barnes addressed state citizens on this issue this afternoon in this video.

  

Governor Evers statement on shooting of Jacob Blake

Governor Tony Evers
August 24, 2020

MADISON — Gov. Evers tonight released the following statement regarding the officer-involved shooting that critically injured a Black man in Kenosha.

Governor Evers Confirms Two Deaths in Wisconsin From COVID-19

Governor Tony Evers
March 20, 2020

Late yesterday Governor Tony Evers confirmed that two COVID-19 patients in Wisconsin have died. #333333; font-family: 'times new roman', times; font-size: medium; background-color: initial;">The first death was a male in his 50s from Fond Du Lac County. The second death was a male in his 90s from Ozaukee County. 

Gov. Evers Declares Public Health Emergency

Gov. Evers
March 12, 2020

Governor Evers has declared a public health emergency in Wisconsin. This declaration will free up state funds for slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus.  Evers signed an executive order making the Department of Health Services the official agency to manage the ongoing crisis. The declaration also makes it possible to activate the National Guard, and charges DATCP with enforcing laws against price gouging. 

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