Tony Evers expanded high speed internet to over 300,000 farms, homes, and businesses – including this fiber line here in Dodgeville. Tony Evers is doing the right thing for Wisconsin.
Fixing the damn roads. It’s the promise Gov. Tony Evers ran on, and it’s a promise he is constantly working towards fulfilling. In 2018, Wisconsin’s infrastructure was in bad shape after years of being defunded and deprioritized. Wisconsin’s economy, tourism sector, and public safety are all reliant on our infrastructure. By failing to support our infrastructure, we risk losing economic opportunities and put lives at risk. That’s why Gov. Evers is committed to investing in our roads and ensuring Wisconsin’s infrastructure is built for the 21st century.
Since taking office, Gov. Evers has authorized over $160 million in major highway improvement projects. He’s also invested in affordable broadband access, prioritized clean drinking water, and provided support to public transportation systems. As a result, after years of neglect, Wisconsin’s infrastructure is bouncing back because Gov. Evers invested the resources our state deserves.
Since 2019, Gov. Evers has approved over $160 million to provide transportation aid for local governments. Across the state, construction workers are hard at work improving our roads and bridges. Between 2019 and 2020, there were over 1,770 miles of highway repairs completed.
In 2020, 97.2 percent of state bridges were rated fair or better condition. In 2021, Wisconsin’s roads were named the 8th best in the nation.
Every Wisconsinite deserves access to affordable high-speed internet access. That’s why Gov. Evers declared 2021 the “Year of Broadband Access.” During his first term, Gov. Evers’ broadband investments have provided more than 300,000 homes and businesses with access to new or improved high-speed internet service. The latest budget invests nearly $130 million in expanding broadband access, and with these major expansions, Gov. Evers is making the largest investment in broadband access in state history.
Gov. Evers believes that strong public transportation networks help power our communities. That’s why he’s made multiple investments in public transportation networks to ensure they have the resources needed to respond to challenges and grow their services.
The Bottom Line: Since day one, Gov. Evers has prioritized improving our roads and infrastructure, which in turn improves public safety and grows our economy. We can either continue improving our infrastructure under Gov. Evers’ leadership or return to the years of neglect and failed promises.
Some people have to drive as far as 30 miles to town just to use high speed internet. Folks, that’s a problem. That’s why I expanded high speed internet to over 300,000 homes and businesses across our state. I want to double that in the next 4 years. It’s the right thing to do for our economy and it’s the right thing to do for our quality of life.