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Jan 25, 2023

Evers pledges $190 million for state workforce momentum

Gov. Tony Evers said he wanted to invest $190 million to strengthen the state's workforce.

Evers tax cuts
Jan 25, 2023

Evers promises a tax cut, compromise to increase funding

Democratic Gov. Tony Evers announced Tuesday he wants to work with Republicans to divert as much as 20% of the state's sales tax revenue to help fund local communities, including police and emergency services, while he also promised to cut taxes for the middle class and fight a GOP effort to impose a flat income tax rate.

Jan 23, 2020

Evers unveils plan to tackle Wisconsin’s farm troubles

Gov. Tony Evers extolled lawmakers during his State of the State speech Wednesday to work together to respond to the state's farm troubles, calling a special session of the Legislature as part of a three-prong attack to tackle the problem that's seen a record number of bankruptcies and farmer suicides.

Jan 22, 2020

Evers to lay out agenda in 2nd State of State

Gov. Tony Evers will lay out his policy agenda and goals for the year in his second State of the State speech to lawmakers on Wednesday, presenting a wish list sure to include some bipartisan measures that the Democratic governor hopes will have a chance of passing the Republican-controlled Legislature.

Jan 23, 2019

Trades respond to Evers’ first State of the State address (UPDATE)

Gov. Tony Evers, in his first State of the State speech Tuesday, called on the Republican-controlled Legislature to scale back a corporate-tax credit to pay for reducing income taxes, make sacrifices to find a bipartisan transportation plan and work together to bolster spending for schools.

Jan 22, 2019

Transportation officials looking past State of the State to first Evers’ budget (UPDATE)

New Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is preparing to deliver his first State of the State speech to the Republican-controlled Legislature.

Jan 12, 2017

Walker proposes more money for broadband expansion

As part of his State of the State address earlier this week, Gov. Scott Walker announced he had big plans in store for efforts to expand broadband telecommunications service to rural parts of Wisconsin, including a proposal to set aside another $13 million to be put toward broadband-expansion projects over the next three years.

Jan 10, 2017

Walker promises record increase in transportation aid to local governments

Gov. Scott Walker is doubling down on his promise to not increase the state gas tax or vehicle registration fees.

Jan 10, 2017

Walker’s State of State to focus on workforce development

Gov. Scott Walker is expected to focus his State of the State speech on efforts to get every person possible into Wisconsin's workforce.

Jan 8, 2017

In Walker’s State of State, don’t expect big revelation

When Gov. Scott Walker delivers his seventh State of the State speech next week, standing before the largest Republican legislative majorities in decades, don't be surprised if he busts out a pair of sunglasses.

Jan 28, 2014

View from around the state: State should go cautiously with tax cuts

In his State of the State address Wednesday, Gov. Scott Walker proposed major new tax breaks in his "Blueprint for Prosperity."

Jan 22, 2014

Construction workers share stage with Walker

Most of those who shared the stage with Gov. Scott Walker as he delivered as State of the State address Wednesday wore the typical suit and tie, but there was at least one hardhat and pair of work gloves.


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