Gov. Tony Evers is doing the right thing for Washington County and all of Wisconsin. Under his leadership, 56 Washington County small businesses have opened their doors or expanded and Washington County businesses have received an additional 2,861 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 $54,716 in Washington County projects alone, extending internet access to approximately 42 residential locations. Gov. Evers has also delivered on his promise to do what’s best for our kids by directing $2,517,110 in additional funding to Washington County schools. He has made meaningful investments in public safety, and directed over $382,930 in funding to help prevent violence and address crime in Washington County. 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 Washington County, and he’s just getting started.
On June 13, 2021, the governor visited the grand opening of the Wisconsin 9/11 Memorial in Washington County. The memorial has been years in the making and was started by the Haberman Family, who lost their daughter, Andrea, in the attack at the World Trade Center on 9/11. The memorial displays a section of a beam from the North Tower of the World Trade Center and serves as a place to reflect and pay tribute to the lives lost on 9/11. Gov. Evers visited Friends, Inc., to sign two bills into law that will offer greater transparency and accountability to the state’s testing of sexual assault kits, providing increased support for victims and survivors.