Wisconsin public officials met Thursday to discuss the firearm provisions in Gov. Tony Evers’ budget proposal.
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State superintendent candidates Deborah Kerr and Jill Underly met for a conversation centered around questions from Wisconsin students Wednesday.
Gov. Tony Evers announced his spending plan for the $3.2 billion the state received from the American Rescue Plan Monday. He also vetoed a bill that would have given Republicans in the legislature oversight of the federal funding.
The Speaker’s Task Force on Racial Disparities Subcommittee on Law Enforcement Policies and Standards met Thursday to discuss officer misconduct, use of force and duty to intervene, data collection, no-knock search warrants, community engagement and school resource officers.
Gov. Tony Evers included a proposal to legalize and tax marijuana in his biennial budget, which he unveiled in full Tuesday. The plan faces opposition from Republican leaders in the legislature, who had asked the governor to avoid “divisive” policy proposals in his budget.
Wisconsin has moved up the ranks in vaccine distribution as Gov. Tony Evers’ administration plans to open new community vaccination clinics.
Gov. Tony Evers announced Friday that the state plans to take legal action against PFAS contaminators. Evers and Wisconsin Attorney General Josh Kaul asked the Department of the Administration (DOA) to select an outside law firm to assist the state in addressing companies responsible for contamination.
Gov. Tony Evers announced Wednesday that the U.S. Department of Defense deployed U.S. Army medical personnel to address staffing shortages at Marshfield Medical Center facilities throughout the state. This announcement came after a slight increase in cases this past week.
The Farm Center at the state Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection joined a multi-state effort on Friday aimed at strengthening farmers’ mental wellness.