About two years ago, we rated Gov. Tony Evers' pledge to create an independent Office of the Inspector General "Stalled."
When he ran for governor, his campaign website said he would create the office "to ensure families have an independent, nonpartisan watchdog keeping an eye on our Wisconsin government."
It could have been created with an executive order, but nine months into his term, we wrote, he had yet to do so.
Today, 30 months into his term, Evers still hasn't created the office. And there is no indication any action is forthcoming.
Evers spokesperson Britt Cudaback said in an email that his most recent biennial budget was "primarily aimed at addressing the immediate needs of the state and (supporting) our state's economic recovery in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic."
He is hopeful that his next biennial budget could include a proposal for the office, Cudaback said.
But that, of course, depends on a future term. And the promise was for his first term.
We rate this Promise Broken.