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Repeal changes made to prevailing wage laws

The Promise:

“As governor, Tony will: Repeal changes made to Wisconsin’s prevailing wage laws that simply take money out of Wisconsin’s workers’ pockets”

Update: Republicans kill prevailing wage rollback

Create tax credits and other programs to boost lead abatement efforts

The Promise:

“As governor, Tony will:

-- Establish a comprehensive and permanent revolving loan program for lead pipe water service lines, lead-based internal plumbing and contaminated well replacements

-- Allow school districts and villages, cities, towns and counties to exceed levy limits to replace lead pipe water service lines

-- Create a thorough academic and behavioral intervention program for children with elevated blood lead levels

-- Allow individuals to claim the Historic Preservation Tax Credit for 25% of costs incurred to remove and replace windows in a historic property to remediate a lead hazard"

Update: Most of Evers’ lead testing initiatives dropped from budget

Expand background checks and put in place gun restrictions

The Promise:

In answer to Milwaukee Journal Sentinel questions, Evers said he supports universal background checks; regulating military-style weapons; banning bump stocks, which allow semiautomatic rifles to fire faster; and preventing those on the "no fly" list from buying guns. 

Update: Evers finding no traction for gun control changes

Create an Office of Inspector General to serve as an independent watchdog

The Promise:

“Tony supports creating a new independent Office of the Inspector General to ensure families have an independent, nonpartisan watchdog keeping an eye on our Wisconsin government.”

Update: No watchdog yet on Evers’ watch

Create ‘blue-ribbon’ panel on Veterans Trust Fund solvency

The Promise:

“As governor, Tony will: Convene a blue-ribbon commission to address the solvency issues facing the Veterans Trust Fund.”

Editor’s note: In tracking this promises, we will start with the assumption that Gov. Evers wants a full report and practical results. We will monitor whether the panel meets, takes action, etc.

Update: Veterans fund not addressed so far

Create ‘blue-ribbon’ panel on agriculture, rural issues

The Promise:

“As governor, Tony will: Convene a blue-ribbon commission to advance agriculture and economic opportunities in rural Wisconsin.”

Editor’s note: In tracking this promises, we will start with the assumption that Gov. Evers wants a full report and practical results. We will monitor whether the panel meets, takes action, etc.

Update: No progress yet on agricultural board

Tighten regulations on state’s school voucher program, or end it entirely

The Promise:

Evers told the School Administrators Alliance in a written response to the group’s questions: “As Governor, I would work with the legislature to phase out vouchers; if Republican control of the Legislature makes that impossible, then I would ensure the state adequately funds public schools and require voucher schools to use licensed teachers, adopt student safeguards like IDEA and non-discrimination protection, and implement needed transparency measures.”

Update: Republicans stall attempted voucher changes