Gov. Tony Evers' record so far on promises a mixed bag

PolitiFact Wisconsin takes a look at Gov. Tony Evers'  ratings on four pledges.
PolitiFact Wisconsin takes a look at Gov. Tony Evers' ratings on four pledges.

Gov. Tony Evers, a Democrat, made a lot of promises on the campaign trail, and we’ll be using our Evers-O-Meter to track how many of those he keeps now that he’s in office.

This is similar to our Truth-O-Meter, but for this effort we assign a rating based on the status of the promise: In the Works, Stalled, Compromise, Promise Kept or Promise Broken. We followed dozens of promises made by Republican Gov. Scott Walker during his two terms using the same scale.

Now that Evers’ first budget proposal has been released, and the Legislative Fiscal Bureau has issued its initial take, here are links to our ratings on four of Evers’ pledges.

-- Raise no taxes   

-- Raise minimum wage to $15 an hour, with automatic inflationary increases   

-- Cut middle-class income taxes by 10 percent   

-- Dissolve and replace state economic development agency