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Wisconsin Governor Announced $30 Million for Early Care & Education
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Wisconsin Governor Announced $30 Million for Early Care & Education

Gov. Evers, DCF Announce Wisconsin Awarded $30 Million Federal Grant for Early Care and Education MADISON, WI (STL.News) Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Emilie Amundson today announced that Wisconsin was awarded a Preschool Development Grant Birth through Five (PDG B-5) Renewal, totaling $30 million over the next three years. Wisconsin previously received a $10 million PDG B-5 Planning Grant.  That one-year funding helped the department gather information about Wisconsin’s early care and education system, grow best practices, and develop a strategic plan.  The PDG B-5 Renewal Grant is based on the strategic plan developed by DCF, the Department of Public Instruction, and other partners, and which includes feedback and guidance from the ...
Governor Evers: Investment Of $10 Million in Wisconsin Nonprofits
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Governor Evers: Investment Of $10 Million in Wisconsin Nonprofits

Grants support nonprofit organizations providing critical services as COVID-19 continues surge in Wisconsin MADISON, WI (STL.News)  Gov. Tony Evers today announced a $10-million investment aimed at providing economic stabilization for nonprofit organizations providing critical services to Wisconsinites during COVID-19, which continues to surge across Wisconsin. “The COVID-19 pandemic has affected folks and families across our state in nearly every aspect of their lives,” said Gov. Evers.  “Our nonprofit organizations have been there every step of the way, answering the call to serve by providing critical and diverse services to Wisconsinites who are facing significant challenges.  The economic stability of our nonprofits is key to ensuring they are able to continue this good work for peop...
Wisconsin Gov. Evers Announced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program
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Wisconsin Gov. Evers Announced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Gov. Evers, DSPS Secretary-designee Crim Announce Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Awarded Nearly $2 Million Grant MADISON, WI (STL.News) Gov. Tony Evers today, with Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services (DSPS) Secretary-designee Dawn Crim, announced the Wisconsin Enhanced Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (ePDMP) will receive $1,945,652 from a competitive U.S. Department of Justice grant program.  The ePDMP is an award-winning tool that promotes responsible opioid prescribing and generates state-wide prescribing data.  Hospitalizations for opioid overdoses are up this year, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, and experts believe COVID-related isolation and stress are at least partly to blame. “This is great news for Wisco...
Wisconsin Governor Evers: Expansion of COVID-19 Community Testing
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Wisconsin Governor Evers: Expansion of COVID-19 Community Testing

Gov. Evers, DHS Secretary-designee Palm Announce Expansion of Wisconsin's COVID-19 Community Testing Efforts MADISON, WI (STL.News)? Gov. Tony Evers today, with Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Andrea Palm, highlighted the expansion of COVID-19 testing across Wisconsin.  This includes 71 new free community testing sites that will now be available in 56 counties and 7 tribal nations.  These sites have the capacity to test approximately 48,000 people each week. Increasing access to testing for all individuals continues to be a major pillar of Wisconsin's statewide response plan, and these efforts will help meet this goal. “Testing is a critically important part of our state’s response to this pandemic, and we want to make it easier for those who need a test t...
Wisconsin Governor Evers: National Guard to Assist Election Officials
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Wisconsin Governor Evers: National Guard to Assist Election Officials

Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin National Guard to Assist Election Officials on Election Day MADISON, WI (STL.News) Gov. Tony Evers announced today that the Wisconsin National Guard will assist local election officials as poll workers for the November 3 election across Wisconsin. “The Wisconsin National Guard has played a critical role in our response to the COVID-19 pandemic and this mission is no different,” said Gov. Evers.  “As Wisconsin faces an urgent crisis with more than 200,000 positive cases of COVID-19 across the state, the help of the Guard will be needed to ensure that election day goes smoothly and that voters and election officials alike have the assistance they need.” Approximately 400 Citizen Soldiers and Airmen from the Wisconsin National Guard will mobilize to state acti...
Wisconsin Governor Evers Announces HARIBO to Work on Pleasant Prairie Factory
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Wisconsin Governor Evers Announces HARIBO to Work on Pleasant Prairie Factory

MADISON, WI (STL.News) Gov. Tony Evers, together with local government and economic development officials, applauded HARIBO of America’s announcement that it will begin construction later this year on its gummi production campus in Pleasant Prairie. “HARIBO is the fastest growing confectionery brand in the U.S. I’m proud that its products will be made right here in Wisconsin,” said Gov. Evers.  “We warmly welcome HARIBO to a long list of family-run enterprises that form the economic backbone of our state, making best-in-class products that reach every corner of the globe.” The Pleasant Prairie production facility will be HARIBO’s first in North America.  “HARIBO’s commitment to quality, excellence and joy makes it precisely the kind of company we want and can well support in Wisconsin,” ...
Wisconsin Governor Evers Seeks Applicants for Winnebago County Circuit Court
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Wisconsin Governor Evers Seeks Applicants for Winnebago County Circuit Court

Gov. Evers Seeks Applicants for Winnebago County Circuit Court MADISON, WI (STL.News) Gov. Tony Evers announced today that he is seeking applicants for the Winnebago County Circuit Court – Branch 4.  The appointment will fill a vacancy created by Judge Karen L. Seifert’s resignation, effective January 4, 2021.  The new judge will complete a term ending August 31, 2022. To apply, please email a completed application form and supporting materials to GOVJudicialAppointments@wisconsin.gov. Applications must be received by 8 am on Monday, November 9, 2020. The application can be found on the “Apply to Serve” page on Gov. Evers’ website at: www.evers.wi.gov Applicants with questions about the judicial selection process may contact the Governor’s Office of Legal Counsel at (608) 266-1212. CLI...
Wisconsin Governor Evers Provides Update on Investments made in Public Health
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Wisconsin Governor Evers Provides Update on Investments made in Public Health

Gov. Evers Provides Update on Investments made in Public Health, Emergency Response, and Economic Stabilization Administration continues to prioritize Wisconsin communities in COVID-19 pandemic response MADISON, WI (STL.News) Gov. Tony Evers today provided an updated accounting of federal funds invested in public health, emergency response efforts, and economic stabilization in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Funds were allocated by the Evers Administration from the state’s Coronavirus Relief Fund, which was made available to Wisconsin through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. “We know that the COVID-19 pandemic has affected Wisconsinites in every corner of our state,” said Gov. Evers.  “We’re going to continue working to make sure that every Wisc...
Wisconsin Governor Evers Releases Statement on Denial of Temporary Injunction Request
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Wisconsin Governor Evers Releases Statement on Denial of Temporary Injunction Request

Gov. Evers Releases Statement on Denial of Temporary Injunction Request for State's Public Gathering Limits Gov. Tony Evers today released the following statement regarding the circuit court's denial of a request by the Tavern League of Wisconsin to grant a temporary injunction on Emergency Order #3, limiting public gatherings to 25 percent of a building or room's capacity. “This critically important ruling will help us prevent the spread of this virus by restoring limits on public gatherings.  This crisis is urgent. Wisconsinites, stay home.  Limit travel and going to gatherings, and please wear a face covering whenever you have to go out.” CLICK to VIEW SOURCE  
Wisconsin Governor Evers Announced $50 Million for Child Care Counts Payments
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Wisconsin Governor Evers Announced $50 Million for Child Care Counts Payments

Gov. Evers, DCF Secretary Amundson Announce $50 Million for Additional Child Care Counts Payments for Early Care and Education MADISON, WI (STL.News) Gov. Tony Evers today with Wisconsin Department of Children and Families (DCF) Secretary Emilie Amundson announced $50 million in funding for an additional round of Child Care Counts payments for early care and education. “Throughout our public health emergency, Wisconsin has been a leader in prioritizing the needs of the early care and education community,” said Gov. Evers.  “We know what’s best for kids is best for our state, and we have to connect the dots by making sure our families have access to safe, affordable, and high-quality child care so more people can remain in our workforce.” Wisconsin has now set aside over $130 million of i...
Wisconsin Governor Evers: Circuit Court Decision Leaving Public Health Emergency Intact
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Wisconsin Governor Evers: Circuit Court Decision Leaving Public Health Emergency Intact

Gov. Evers Releases Statement Regarding Circuit Court Decision Leaving Public Health Emergency Intact MADISON, WI (STL.News) Gov. Tony Evers today released the following statement regarding the ruling by St. Croix County Circuit Court Judge Michael Waterman rejecting the temporary restraining order pursued by Wisconsin Institute for Law and Liberty and supported by Republicans in the Legislature to enjoin the governor's public health emergency and order requiring face coverings in public places. “Today’s ruling is a victory in our fight against COVID-19 and our efforts to keep the people of Wisconsin safe and healthy during this unprecedented crisis,” said Gov. Evers.  “As the number of COVID-19 cases in Wisconsin reached 150,000 yesterday, we will continue doing everything we can to prev...
Wisconsin Governor Evers Delivers Democratic Radio Address on Public Gatherings
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Wisconsin Governor Evers Delivers Democratic Radio Address on Public Gatherings

Gov. Evers Delivers Democratic Radio Address on Public Gatherings Limit and Encourages Wisconsinites to Stay Home MADISON, WI (STL.News) Gov. Tony Evers today delivered the Democratic Radio Address on his direction to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to limit public gatherings to 25 percent of the room or building capacity and encouraged Wisconsinites to stay home as much as possible to help flatten the curve and stop the spread of COVID-19. Hello, Wisconsin. Governor Tony Evers here. Earlier this week, I directed the Department of Health Services to issue a limit on public gatherings in Wisconsin. With exceptions, such as schools, childcare centers, and healthcare and long-term facilities— to name a few, indoor public gatherings are limited to no more than 25% of the total o...
Wisconsin Governor Evers Grants Nine More Pardons
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Wisconsin Governor Evers Grants Nine More Pardons

MADISON, WI (STL.News) Gov. Tony Evers granted pardons this week to nine individuals.  The Governor’s Pardon Advisory Board heard from applicants virtually on September 15, 2020.  Applicants who the Board recommended for pardon were forwarded to Gov.  Evers for final consideration.  To date, the governor has granted 74 pardons. “I issued my first pardons one year ago and since, we have seen the positive impacts pardons have not just on individuals, but on all of our communities, as folks who have received pardons have pursued new careers and opportunities to serve their neighbors,” said Gov. Evers.  “A pardon is a second chance for one individual that can have widespread positive impacts and I am glad to be pardoning these nine people today.” Gov. Evers granted pardons to the following p...
Wisconsin Governor Evers Announces Alternate Care Facility Due to Increased Hospitalizations
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Wisconsin Governor Evers Announces Alternate Care Facility Due to Increased Hospitalizations

Due to Increased Hospitalizations in the Fox Valley, Gov. Evers Announces Wisconsin State Fair Park Alternate Care Facility to Accept COVID-19 Patients October 14 Record COVID-19 surges throughout the state increases pressure on Wisconsin health systems MADISON, WI (STL.News)— Due to increased COVID-19 hospitalizations and at the request of hospital systems, Gov. Tony Evers announced today the Alternate Care Facility (ACF) at Wisconsin State Fair Park will begin accepting COVID-19 patients within the next week.  The announcement comes as Wisconsin health systems experience rising pressure to manage record surges in COVID-19 patient hospitalizations.  As of yesterday, there were 853 COVID-19 hospitalizations, an increase of 71 over the day before. “We hoped this day wouldn’t come, but unfo...
Wisconsin Governor Evers Delivers Radio Address Encouraging to Stay Home & Stay Safe
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Wisconsin Governor Evers Delivers Radio Address Encouraging to Stay Home & Stay Safe

MADISON, WI (STL.News)? Gov. Tony Evers today delivered the Democratic Radio Address encouraging Wisconsinites to take precautions to put the brakes on the pandemic and keep their family, friends, employees and co-workers, and neighbors safe. Hi, folks. Governor Tony Evers here. We are seven months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and right now, it’s not slowing down—it’s actually picking up speed. That’s why I issued a new statewide face coverings order to help us try and contain this virus and stop the spread. But folks, if we are going to get this virus under control, then wearing a mask is the absolute least we need you to do. We have got to put the brakes on this pandemic to keep our friends, family, employees and co-workers, and neighbors safe so that we can get through this pandemic...
Wisconsin Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Wisconsin’s Firefighters
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Wisconsin Gov. Evers Orders Flags to Half-Staff in Honor of Wisconsin’s Firefighters

MADISON, WI (STL.News) Gov. Tony Evers ordered the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Sat., Sep. 26, 2020, in honor of the Silent Procession Ceremony honoring firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving their communities as members of the fire services at the Wisconsin State Firefighters Memorial Park in Wisconsin Rapids. “Our firefighters go to work every day putting their health and safety on the line in order to protect their friends, neighbors, and communities,” said Gov. Evers.  “On behalf of the state of Wisconsin, we are grateful for their selfless service to our state and honor their sacrifice.” In addition to lowering the flags on Sat., Sep. 26, 2020, the Executive Order also lowers the flags on Sat., Oct. 10, 2...
Wisconsin Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce $4 million Loans to Aid Kenosha Businesses
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Wisconsin Gov. Evers, WEDC Announce $4 million Loans to Aid Kenosha Businesses

Businesses may receive up to $50,000 for clean-up, restoration, and repair costs MADISON, WI (STL.News)  Gov. Tony Evers today, together with the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC), announced a total of $4 million in no-interest microloans to small businesses damaged during the recent civil unrest in Kenosha.  Today’s announcement comes after Gov. Evers and WEDC Secretary and CEO Missy Hughes visited Kenosha September 10th and met with business owners who said they are facing unprecedented costs to rebuild. “We know Kenoshans are working to reconstruct and repair in the wake of devastation, and we want to do everything we can to support the Kenosha Comeback,” said Gov. Evers.  “I have seen firsthand the resilience of this community, and we are going to do everything we can ...
Wisconsin Gov. Evers Seeking Nominations for Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award
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Wisconsin Gov. Evers Seeking Nominations for Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award

MADISON, WI (STL.News)– Gov. Tony Evers announced today he is seeking nominations for the 37th annual Virginia Hart Special Recognition Award recognizing the contribution and achievements of women in Wisconsin state government. “The Virginia Hart Award has always emphasized celebrating women in state government dedicated to serving the people of Wisconsin and who go above and beyond to help others,” said Gov. Evers.  “There is no doubt that Ms. Hart’s leadership and tremendous legacy live on through this award.” Virginia Hart was Wisconsin’s first woman to hold the position of cabinet secretary, serving as Secretary of the Department of Regulation and Licensing, chairperson of the Department of Industry, Labor and Human Relations, and chairperson of the Labor and Industry Review Commissi...