I get it! Jane Levy, much more entertaining than Tony Evers.
I’m here to recap it for you – a couple things went down!
The State of The State Address – Broken Down
Evers started by acknowledging the effects of the pandemic and paid tribute to the Wisconsinites who have died from COVID.
Then we had a video montage highlighting Wisconsinites helping each other and some petty clips of republican inaction
Then he laid out three major priorities.
- Expand Broadband Access
- Fix Unemployment
- End Gerrymandering
Expand Broadband Access
Evers declared 2021 the “year of broadband access” and said he wants to invest $200 Million over the next two years to address the inequality that a lack of high-speed internet creates.
He talked about the broken unemployment system, which left thousands of Wisconsinites waiting months to get their unemployment last year.
Now, this has been an issue with a lot of finger-pointing, but not a lot of action.
So, Evers is calling for a special session next week to start to fix it.
Finally- he talked about addressing gerrymandering through the People’s Maps Commission.
All three priorities seem pretty bi-partisan.
BUT! All three would need to be approved by the Republican legislature to actually happen.
Another thing that happened was that State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos was honored as the longest-serving speaker in state history…
….presided over by himself.
He gave himself an award. Who’d have thought it?