Tony Evers sworn in as Wisconsin’s 46th governor

Former State Superintendent Tony Evers was sworn in Monday as Wisconsin’s 46th governor, and he immediately called for fully funding schools at every level. In his inauguration address, Governor Evers said, “We need to fully fund our public schools at every level, so that every kid in our state has access to a quality education—no matter what the zipcode—from all-day pre-k to our university and technical college systems.” He also reiterated his campaign pledges to make sure health care is affordable and accessible to everyone and to develop “sustainable solutions to our transportation crisis.”

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Legislative Update – January 4, 2019

As Wisconsin prepares for the inauguration of our next governor on Monday, Tony Evers continues to announce his appointees. They include the appointment of Department of Public Instruction head Carolyn Stanford Taylor, who will fill out Evers’ term until 2021. Also notable are: State Rep. Peter Barca as Secretary of the Department of Revenue; State Sen. Caleb Frostman as Secretary of the Department of Workforce Development; Dawn Crim as Secretary of the Department of Safety and Professional Services; Andrea Palm as Secretary of the Department of Health Services; Emilie Amundson as Secretary of the Department of Children and Families; and Brian Pahnke as Budget Director.

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WEAC members continue to provide budget feedback to Governor-Elect Evers

WEAC member Rick Erickson of Bayfield and WEAC Secretary-Treasurer Kim Schroeder are among the many WEAC members who participated in discussions during state budget listening sessions hosted by Governor-Elect Tony Evers and Lieutenant Governor-Elect Mandela Barnes. The Superior hearing Monday and the La Crosse hearing Tuesday were part of a series designed for the governor-elect to hear from citizens about what they would like to see in the state budget proposal he will present to the Legislature in January. WEAC members were also well-represented at earlier hearings in Green Bay and Wausau, and are also participating by providing their feedback on an online form created by WEAC for WEAC members.

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