Gov. Tony Evers is doing the right thing for Burnett County and all of Wisconsin. Under his leadership, 9 Burnett County small businesses have opened their doors or expanded and Burnett County businesses have received an additional 283 grants to help pay bills, stock shelves, hire employees, and more. He has also followed through on his promise to expand high-speed internet access by investing $1,900,201 in Burnett County projects alone, extending internet access to more than 1,002 residential locations and over 58 businesses. Across Wisconsin, Gov. Evers continues to deliver results. 86% of Wisconsinites have received a 15% income tax cut or more, unemployment is at historic lows, and our schools are ranked among the top 10 in the nation. Gov. Evers has brought Republicans and Democrats together to do the right thing for communities and families in Burnett County, and he’s just getting started.
Gov. Evers visited the St. Croix Reservation in Burnett County, where the governor, together with Chairman William Reynolds of the St. Croix Chippewa Indians of Wisconsin, ceremoniously signed a historic gaming compact amendment to allow St. Croix operated casinos and affiliate locations in Wisconsin to offer event wagering on sports and non-sports events. While there, he visited with tribal leaders and toured the St. Croix Casino, a major revenue source for the St. Croix tribe and the greater Burnett County community.