Tony Evers Archives

Prosecutor declines to charge officer who shot Jacob Blake

January 7, 2021

The Kenosha County District Attorney has declined to file criminal charges against the police officer who shot Jacob Blake. Rusten Sheskey will not face charges in the shooting of Jacob Blake, Kenosha County District Attorney Michael Graveley announced Tuesday, January 5, 2021. Sheskey, a White officer, shot Blake, a 29-year-old Black man, seven times while… [Read More]

Gov. Evers calls for unity, working together in fight against COVID-19

November 12, 2020

As COVID-19 surges in Wisconsin, Gov. Evers delivers statewide address Gov. Tony Evers in a statewide address Tuesday, November 10, 2020, called for unity and working together in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor delivered remarks from the Governor’s Conference Room in the East Wing of the Wisconsin State Capitol. The following are excerpts… [Read More]

Wisconsin COVID-19 death toll surpasses 1,000

August 13, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers announced on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, that in just over six months, Wisconsin’s COVID-19 death toll has surpassed 1,000 people. This devastating news comes just as Gov. Evers issued Emergency Order #1, requiring face coverings to be worn in response to the recent spike in new infections. Since early July, the average… [Read More]

Gov. Evers appoints Kori Ashley as Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge

July 9, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers announced on June 5, 2020, his appointment of Kori Ashley as Milwaukee County Circuit Court Judge. The appointment fills a vacancy created by the retirement of Judge Dennis R. Cimple, effective September 11, 2020. “Kori Ashley will be a dynamic judge who pushes for real change,” said Gov. Evers. “We know that… [Read More]

Gov. Evers announces $25 million Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program

June 11, 2020

On Wednesday, May 20, 2020, Gov. Tony Evers announced the launch of a $25 million Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program for Wisconsinites who have experienced income loss as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Administered by the Department of Administration (DOA), the Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program will provide direct financial assistance for owed rent, security deposits,… [Read More]

Evers orders Gay Pride flag to fly over Wisconsin Capitol

June 11, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers has ordered a rainbow flag symbolizing gay pride to be flown over the Wisconsin state Capitol for the second time in state history Gov. Tony Evers has ordered a rainbow flag symbolizing gay pride to be flown over the Wisconsin state Capitol for the second time in state history. The flag was… [Read More]

Evers outlines $1.17B plan to combat spread of coronavirus

May 21, 2020

The money was supplied by the federal government’s $2 trillion CARES Act, which was signed into law by President Donald Trump at the end of March. Gov. Tony Evers has announced a $1.17 billion plan to combat the spread of the coronavirus in Wisconsin. The announcement was made Tuesday, May 19, 2020, in Madison, Wisconsin…. [Read More]

Gov. Evers announces another turn of the dial for Wisconsin businesses

May 14, 2020

On Monday, May 11, 2020 Gov. Tony Evers announced another turn of the dial on Safer at Home to add even more opportunities for Wisconsin businesses to get back to work in a safe and responsible way. Emergency Order #36, signed Monday, May 11, 2020, by Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary- designee Andrea… [Read More]

Gov. Evers announces expanded opportunities for certain nonessential businesses

April 30, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers announced on Monday, April 27, 2020, that another turn of the dial in expanding allowed operations for nonessential businesses, providing even more opportunities for businesses to get back to work in a safe and responsible way. The Emergency Order, signed Monday, April 27, 2020, by Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary- designee… [Read More]

Gov. Evers announces Badger Bounce Back plan to reopen Wisconsin’s economy

April 23, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday, April 20, 2020 the Badger Bounce Back plan to share guidance on the criteria that must be met before the state’s economy can safely reopen. “As we’ve learned over the past month, in the most difficult of circumstances, Wisconsinites will rise to the occasion, helping each other and working together… [Read More]