Coronavirus In Wisconsin: Gov. Evers Closes 40 State Parks, Recreational AreasGov. Tony Evers on Thursday ordered the closure of 40 Wisconsin state parks, forests and recreational areas primarily in southern and southeastern Wisconsin to help reduce overcrowding and vandalism and to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
Coronavirus In Wisconsin: Polls Are Open Despite Pandemic FearsWisconsin is asking hundreds of thousands of voters to ignore a stay-at-home order in the midst of a pandemic to participate in Tuesday's presidential primary election, becoming a test case for dozens of states struggling to balance public health concerns with a core pillar of democracy.
Coronavirus In Wisconsin: Gov. Evers Says Citizens 'Scared' To Go Vote In Elections After Supreme Court InterventionWisconsin's presidential primary election will proceed Tuesday under an order from the state Supreme Court that came just hours after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers tried to postpone voting as part of a last-ditch effort amid growing fears over the coronavirus.
Coronavirus In Wisconsin: Gov. Evers Calls For Primary's Postponement, Allowing Home VotingSeveral Wisconsin mayors are asking state health officials to shut down Tuesday's primary polling stations.
Milwaukee Mayor Urges Wisconsin Governor To Conduct Election By MailGov. Tony Evers must order Wisconsin officials to conduct the state's spring election entirely by mail to keep workers and voters safe in the midst of the coronavirus crisis, Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett says.
Republicans Increase Criticism Of Wisconsin Governor Amid Closing OrderThe largely bipartisan approach to attacking the coronavirus in Wisconsin showed signs of cracking after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said he was ordering all nonessential businesses closed as a way to slow the spread of COVID-19 and keep more people at home.
Coronavirus In Wisconsin: Gov. Evers To Issue 'Safer At Home' Order TuesdayThe workers who are exempt from this order include health care workers, grocers, and family caregivers.
2 Coronavirus Deaths In Wisconsin, Where Cases Are SoaringTwo Wisconsin residents have died from the coronavirus pandemic, the first to be reported in the state.
Wisconsin Governor Declares Health Emergency Over Coronavirus; Prep Tourneys RestrictedGov. Tony Evers on Thursday declared a public health emergency over the coronavirus, which helps free up resources to respond to its growing threat. Meanwhile, the Capitol closed to formal tours until further notice and the state high school athletics association moved to drastically restrict attendance at remaining winter tournaments.
Wisconsin's Evers Can't Answer Why He Vetoed A Bill: 'You Caught Me'Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers acknowledged that he couldn't explain why he vetoed a bill that would have allowed raffles using a paddle wheel device.
Wisconsin's Evers Calls For $250 Million Spending On K-12 SchoolsDemocratic Gov. Tony Evers on Thursday called for the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature to spend $250 million of a state budget surplus on public schools, including $130 million that would go toward lowering property taxes.
Tony Evers Unveils Plan To Tackle Wisconsin's Farm CrisisWisconsin Gov. Tony Evers extolled lawmakers during his State of the State speech Wednesday to work together to address the state's farm crisis, 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.
Wisconsin Gov. Signs Bill To Ease Voting For People With DisabilitiesThe bipartisan measure Gov. Tony Evers signed Friday creates accommodations for people who have disabilities that make it difficult for them to communicate verbally.
Wisconsin Gov. Evers Creates Climate Change Task ForceThe task force includes Republican and Democratic members of the Legislature and representatives of a broad cross section of the state's agriculture, energy, business, health, education and environmental interests.
'Making A Murderer' Subject Brendan Dassey Seeks Pardon, CommutationA man convicted of rape and murder when he was a teenager whose story was documented in the 2015 Netflix series "Making a Murderer" asked Wisconsin’s governor for a pardon or commutation of his life prison sentence on Wednesday.