Yes. In November 2021, Gov. Tony Evers of Wisconsin vetoed a state Senate bill that would have tripled the number of literacy tests administered to students in kindergarten through second grade.
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Evers promises to veto GOP local aid increase plan
Democratic Gov. Tony Evers promised Thursday to veto a wide-ranging Republican plan to bolster aid to local governments, saying the measure moving rapidly through the GOP-controlled Legislature doesn’t give enough unrestricted money to communities struggling to pay for police, fire and other services.
Wisconsin Republicans kill legalized pot, stadium repairs
Wisconsin Republicans have voted to kill proposals to legalize marijuana, pay for renovations at the Milwaukee Brewers’ stadium and create a paid family leave program.
Did Gov. Evers declare a state of emergency because of wildfires?
Yes. Gov. Tony Evers of Wisconsin declared a state of emergency on April 12, 2023, because of rising risk for wildfires.
Did Janet Protasiewicz outperform Tony Evers in voting in the conservative Waukesha, Ozaukee and Washington counties?
Yes. In three conservative counties bordering Milwaukee, Janet Protasiewicz won a higher percentage of the vote in the 2023 Wisconsin Supreme Court election than Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers won in his 2022 re-election.
Does Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers want to block expansion of the school choice program?
Yes. For his 2023-25 budget, Gov. Tony Evers proposed freezing enrollment in schools participating in a parental choice program for next school year at 2023-24 enrollment levels.
Evers pushes to repeal Wisconsin abortion ban ahead of court election
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and his fellow Democrats worked Tuesday to keep the spotlight on abortion ahead of next month’s state Supreme Court election, resurrecting a bill that would repeal the state’s 1849 ban on the practice. Democrats introduced the bill in June days before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark […]
Does Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers call for spending $274,000 for an equity officer?
No. Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ 2023–25 budget proposal includes allocating $273,900 and $310,000 for fiscal years 2024 and 2025, respectively, to establish “Wisconsin For All” initiatives that “promote and advance equity across state government and state programs.”
‘There’s no transparency’: Secretive ‘pocket veto’ scuttles Wisconsin projects
The Joint Finance Committee has long allowed members to anonymously block projects, but some want to rein in its dubious practice of not holding hearings
Wisconsin Republicans push tighter budget, downplay surplus
Wisconsin Republican legislative leaders downplayed the state’s record budget surplus, even as Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has pushed for massive spending increases on K-12 education, tax cuts and funding for local governments.
Highlights of Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ $104 billion budget plan
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ budget features tax cuts for the middle class, $2.6 billion for public education, nearly $300 million to repair the Milwaukee Brewers’ stadium and a new family leave program.
Gov. Tony Evers pushing for tax cuts, new paid family leave program
Democratic Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is making a plea for bipartisanship in his state budget proposal.