Tag Archives: Tony Evers

WI Gov To Open Fairgrounds As COVID Field Hospital

The Associated Press reports: Wisconsin health officials announced Wednesday that a field hospital will open next week at the state fairgrounds near Milwaukee as a surge in COVID-19 cases threatens to overwhelm hospitals. Wisconsin has become a hot spot for the disease over the last month, ranking third nationwide this week in daily new cases per capita. Health experts have …

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Wisconsin Gov Declares Emergency As Cases Spike

Reuters reports: Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers declared a new public health emergency and extended a face coverings mandate into November to fight a flare-up of coronavirus cases, as the United States surpassed the grim milestone of 200,000 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday. In-person social gatherings led to cases skyrocketing among people aged 18 to 24, Evers said, as he pleaded with …

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WI Gov To Trump: Please Don’t Come To Kenosha

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports: Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is urging President Donald Trump not to visit Kenosha this week. In a Sunday letter to Trump, Evers wrote, “I write today to respectfully ask you to reconsider” plans to visit the Wisconsin city, which has been shaken by unrest since a Kenosha police officer shot Jacob Blake one week ago. …

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WISCONSIN: State Supreme Court Justice Wonders If Governor’s Lockdown Is “Very Definition Of Tyranny”

“My question for you is, where in the constitution did the people of Wisconsin confer authority on a single, unelected cabinet secretary to compel almost 6 million people to stay at home and close their businesses and face imprisonment if they don’t comply, with no input from the Legislature, without the consent of the people? “Isn’t it the very definition …

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Wisconsin Supreme Court Overrules Gov, Primary Is On

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: The Wisconsin Supreme Court reinstated Tuesday’s election Monday, five hours after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers called it off because of the widening coronavirus pandemic. In a brief 4-2 ruling, the court undid an emergency order that Evers issued that would have closed the polls. Their decision came in response to a lawsuit filed by Republican lawmakers. …

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Wisconsin Governor Orders Stop To Tomorrow’s Primary

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: In a historic move less than 24 hours before polls were set to open, Democratic Gov. Tony Evers shut down Tuesday’s election to avoid causing more illness and deaths in Wisconsin as the number of coronavirus infections surges. Evers on Monday issued an executive order that bars in-person voting Tuesday and moves the state’s spring election …

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WISCONSIN: National Guard To Help Staff Primary Polls

The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports: Gov. Tony Evers has agreed to use members of the Wisconsin Army National Guard to work at the polls during the April 7 election amid a massive shortage of poll workers that is leaving some communities without anyone to give voters ballots on Election Day. More than 100 communities in Wisconsin don’t have any poll workers …

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WISCONSIN: Dem Gov Flies Rainbow Flag Over Capitol For First Time, GOP State Rep Rants “This Is Divisive”

Madison’s Capital Times reports: In a gesture that would have been unthinkable a year ago, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers Friday ordered a rainbow flag to fly above the state Capitol for the first time ever to mark Pride Month. One Republican state lawmaker responded with a tweet that appeared to question the move on religious grounds. “Is this any more …

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WISCONSIN: Scott Walker Signs Bill Stripping Power From Incoming Democratic Gov And Attorney General

The New York Times reports: Scott Walker, the outgoing Republican governor of Wisconsin, on Friday signed into law measures that diminish the power of his Democratic successor and expand the authority of Republican lawmakers who teamed up with him over the last eight years to move the state firmly to the right. Mr. Walker approved the measures over the vehement …

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WISCONSIN: State Senate Pushes Through Pre-Dawn Bill Curtailing Power Of Incoming Democratic Governor

The Associated Press reports: The Wisconsin Senate voted just before sunrise Wednesday following an all-night session to pass a sweeping bill in a lame-duck session designed to empower the GOP-controlled Legislature and weaken the Democrat replacing Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Republicans pushed on through protests, internal disagreement and Democratic opposition to the measures designed to reduce the powers of incoming …

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Scott Walker: I Lost Because Too Many People Voted

MSNBC reports: Gov. Scott Walker on Thursday returned to the public eye since losing an expensive and hard-fought bid for a third term — telling reporters he doesn’t know what’s next but doesn’t see his loss as a “rejection.” “It was without a doubt a big election — bigger turnout than ever before — but the numbers we received a …

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WISCONSIN: Dem Tony Evers Unseats Scott Walker

This wasn’t called when I finally crashed last night. CNN reports: Democrat Tony Evers will oust Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker from office, CNN can project, denying the Republican a third term and accomplishing something Democrats have long looked to achieve. Evers, like Democrats across the country, ran in clear opposition to the Republican health care plan, but he also seized …

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Scott Walker Activates National Guard For Midterms

Madison’s ABC News affiliate reports: Republican Gov. Scott Walker has taken the unusual step of activating the Wisconsin National Guard troops on Election Day. Walker issued an executive order Friday authorizing troops to “provide essential services to the Wisconsin Elections Commission.” The order doesn’t offer any further details on the troops’ mission. Commission spokesman Reid Magney says he can’t remember …

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WISCONSIN: GOP Gov. Scott Walker -5 In New Poll

Just in from Emerson College Polling: Three new Emerson polls look at competitive Governor races in Georgia, Wisconsin and Iowa. In Georgia, Republican Brian Kemp is at 49% with his Democratic opponent Stacey Abrams at 47%, Libertarian Ted Metz 1% and 2% undecided. If neither candidate reaches the 50% threshold on election day, Georgia will hold a run-off on December …

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FORECAST: Dems To Flip Up To Eight Governorships

The Hill reports: Democrats are likely to pick up a handful of governor seats in November, according to a new forecast from data analysis site FiveThirtyEight. The forecast predicts Democratic governors will be in charge in 23 or 24 states, with Republicans holding the remaining 26 or 27 states. Republicans currently hold 33 governor’s seats, with 16 held by Democrats. …

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WISCONSIN: Dem Tony Evers +10 Over Scott Walker

NBC News reports: Republican Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin is behind by double digits in his re-election bid, while Democratic Sen. Tammy Baldwin is comfortably ahead in hers as a near majority of likely voters say they prefer Democrats to control Congress, according to a new NBC News/Marist poll of the state. In Wisconsin’s race for governor, Democratic challenger Tony …

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WISCONSIN: Dem Gov Candidate +7 Over Walker

USA Today reports: New polls show Democrats doing well in the Great Lakes industrial states that were crucial to President Donald Trump’s victory. Democratic senatorial candidates have double-digit leads in Michigan, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, according to Ipsos Public Affairs polls released Wednesday. Democrats running for governor in those states also have healthy advantages. Democratic challenger Tony Evers is ahead of …

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POLL: Dems Hold Big Leads In Key Midwest Races

NBC News reports: New polls in three key Midwestern states show Republican Senate and gubernatorial candidates trailing their Democratic counterparts in hypothetical matchups — particularly GOP Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin, where only a third of voters say he deserves to be re-elected and where he trails his leading Democratic challenger by more than 10 points. According to new polling …

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