Gov. Evers shares successes, hopes for the year at State of the State address

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers gave a speech to a joint session of the state Legislature Wednesday night for his annual State of the State address.

Evers talked about what he sees as successes for the year, including bringing pardons back to the state and meeting with Wisconsinites around the state and working in various state agencies.

“Last year, I visited every single one of our agencies to thank our employees and hear about the good work they’re doing for our state,” Evers said.

He also told the legislature what he would like to see accomplished this year, including addressing youth vaping, capping the cost of insulin, closing the dark store loophole and getting PFAS out of the water.

Evers said he wants to create a task force on student debt through an executive order, as “there is more to an economy than counting job creation.”


Republicans in both houses addressed reporters ahead of the speech, saying they hope the governor focuses on bipartisanship this year, though they are proud of the work they put in as well.

“The state is in a great position right now, thanks to Republican leadership over the past eight years” said Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester. “It didn’t all just happen over the course of the last few months or even the course of the past year.”