Gov. Tony Evers is doing the right thing for Portage County and all of Wisconsin. Under his leadership, 38 Portage County small businesses have opened their doors or expanded and Portage County businesses have received an additional 1,487 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 $1,537,595 to extend internet access to 1,446 residential locations and 97 businesses across Portage, Marathon, and Waupaca Counties. 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 Portage County, and he’s just getting started.
Gov. Evers visited Madison Elementary School in Stevens Point to talk about the $110 million he invested into Wisconsin’s kids and schools. About $955,000 is being awarded to the Stevens Point School District.
Gov. Evers visited Mid-State Technical College in Stevens Point in December 2021 as part of a statewide tour announcing $60 million in grant funding through Gov. Evers’ Workforce Innovation Grant Program. The program, designed to find innovative solutions to address the state’s workforce challenges, was awarded to 12 regional projects, including Mid-State Technical College, which will receive nearly $9 million to target 2,500 unemployed, underemployed, underserved communities, and youth with skill training.
In December 2021, Gov. Evers was joined by local leaders and first responders in Amherst to sign a bill to help keep roadside workers and first responders safe on the roads.
In September 2021, Gov. Evers joined the Blue Ribbon Commission on Rural Prosperity at the Schmeeckle Reserve Visitors Center to discuss the Commission’s important work that’s been done to address the issues facing farmers and their families and rural communities.