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Governor Evers Declares Wildfire Emergency

Andrea Palm leaving Wisconsin DHS for Biden administration

Karen Timberlake
January 18, 2021

President-elect Joe Biden is continuing to fill out his cabinet appointees, and that he is appointing Wisconsin DHS Secretary-Designee Andrea Palm as Deputy-Secretary of the federal Department of Health Services. Palm will leave the state DHS on Jan. 20.

Wisconsin Senate modifies Assembly COVID-19 bill - Governor urges passage

Governor Tony Evers
January 12, 2021

In today's Senate session more changes were made to the Assembly's proposed COVID-19 billl, removing many of the items that Democrats and some Republicans in the legislature objected to. The modified bill is now going back to the state Assembly.

Gone are the bans on mandatory vaccines for employment, supermajority votes of school boards and other issues that would cripple local health authorities, and prohibitions of the closing of churches. 

Gov. Evers, WHEDA Announce More Than $1 Million in WHEDA Foundation Grants for Emergency and Extremely Low-Income Housing

Governor Tony Evers
December 21, 2020

MADISON – Gov. Tony Evers announced today that 41 organizations from Ashland to Janesville, to Eau Claire to Green Bay, will share some $1 million in grants from the WHEDA Foundation as they work to provide emergency shelter, transitional residences, and extremely low-income housing.

Governor Evers addresses the state on the pandemic, signs new order

Governor Tony Evers

Gov. Evers to Deliver Statewide Address on COVID-19 Pandemic

November 10, 2020

Governor Evers addressed the state on the topic of the COVID-19 pandemic this evening at 6:05 PM. The address was carried live on this page and in other media.

The text of the Governor's speech is below, and the new Executive Order 94 is also attached below.

Good evening, Wisconsin. Governor Tony Evers here. Thank you for tuning in tonight.

I know I don’t have to tell you that this year has been one of major challenges.

Morning Minute - Governor Evers on recount

Governor Tony Evers

WisEye Morning Minute: Gov. Evers on Trump Calling for a Recount

November 5, 2020

During yesterday's  Governor Evers was asked about a possible recount that the Trump campaign had asked for. 

Evers recall effort fails

Governor Tony Evers
October 26, 2020

Despite claiming last week that the Evers recall campaign had sufficient signatures to force a recall election, this morning organizer Misty Polewczynski announced that the campaign did not have enough signatures to continue. The signatures were due at the Wisconsin Elections Commission office tomorrow, Tuesday Oct. 27.

Governor Evers requests Kenosha support from other states

Governor Tony Evers
August 27, 2020

MADISON —​ Gov. Tony Evers requested other states, under the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC), to bring additional National Guard troops, equipment, and resources to Kenosha to support civil authorities there.

EMAC is a mutual aid agreement that allows governors to provide state-to-state assistance during declared states of emergency. It will enable other states to provide resources such as National Guard troops and equipment to the requesting state.

Gov. Evers Signs Executive Order Honoring the Career and Legacy of Chief Justice Abrahamson

Governor Tony Evers
August 4, 2020
Wisconsin Historical Society Library Reading Room to be named in honor of Chief Justice Shirley Abrahamson
MADISON —​ Gov.

Gov. Evers Signs Emergency Order #32, Relating to the Operation of an Alternative Care Facility at State Fair Park

Gov. Tony Evers
April 23, 2020

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm today signed Emergency Order , relating to the operation of an alternative care facility (ACF) at State Fair Park in West Allis.

Governor Evers Declares Wildfire Emergency

Governor Tony Evers
April 21, 2020

This morning Governor Evers declared a state of emergency due to wildfires in the state. 

“Our first priority is protecting the people of Wisconsin and this executive order helps us control existing wildfires and use all available state assets to prevent new ones from starting,” Gov. Evers said. “With the Wisconsin National Guard, we'll have the resources we need to appropriately assist in potential wildfire response and recovery efforts.”

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