Evers Issues Medicaid Expansion, Pre-existing Conditions EOs

In some of the first executive actions of his term, Gov. Evers this week signed two executive orders directing state agencies to implement plans for expanding Medicaid and prohibiting pre-existing conditions exclusions in health insurance. Executive Order 3 directs the Department of Health Services (DHS) to develop a plan for expanding Medicaid eligibility. EO 3 […]

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Evers Continues to Build Cabinet, Staff

Gov. Tony Evers was inaugurated on Monday, Jan. 7. Now officially in office, Evers is continuing to fill cabinet and staff positions, making new appointment announcements over the past several weeks. Evers’s executive staff includes: Chief of staff – Maggie Gau. Gau managed Evers’s campaign and has been his chief of staff throughout the transition. […]

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UPDATED: Evers Announces First Cabinet Picks

Governor-elect Tony Evers has announced the first members of his cabinet as he prepares to take office in January. On Dec. 21, Evers announced several new appointees to his cabinet. Evers announced Rebecca Cameron Valcq as Chair of the Public Service Commission. Valcq is currently a partner at Quarles & Brady and previously worked as […]

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Gov. Walker Signs Extraordinary Session Legislation

Last week, Gov. Scott Walker signed into law the extraordinary session legislation passed by the legislature earlier this month: 2017 Act 368 (SB 883) makes changes related to oversight of Department of Transportation funding and to pass-through entities and online sales tax collection under the Department of Revenue. 2017 Act 369 (SB 884) makes changes […]

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DOA Suspends RFPs

The Department of Administration (DOA) procurement team has announced it is suspending all pending Requests for Proposals (RFPs) until after the transition from Gov. Scott Walker to governor-elect Tony Evers is complete. DOA said RFPs that have not reached their due date will be cancelled, with the option for agencies under the Evers administration to […]

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Evers Transition Team Takes Shape

Governor-elect Tony Evers has begun setting up his transition team as he prepares to take office in January. The Joint Finance Committee approved Evers’s $94,600 transition budget request, most of which will go to seven transition staff positions.   Transition Team Evers named his campaign manager Maggie Gau his chief of staff and JoAnne Anton, […]

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Election Update: Walker vs. Evers with a Month To Go

October will be the most important month in the race for governor in Wisconsin as both candidates will attempt their final positioning toward a victorious Election Day. Much has been made of the potential “blue wave” and whether or not it will run into a red wall in Wisconsin. While history tells us it should […]

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Gov. Scott Walker Declares PA Week Oct. 6-12

Gov. Scott Walker has declared Oct. 6-12, 2018, as Physician Assistant (PA) Week in Wisconsin. The governor’s proclamation recognizes PAs as valuable assets to medicine, especially in underserved rural areas of the state. PA Week also recognizes PAs for contributing “to the well-being and quality of life for all patients of Wisconsin.” Over 2,700 PAs […]

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1332 Waiver Approved

Gov. Scott Walker announced this week that the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) and Department of the Treasury have approved Wisconsin’s 1332 Waiver, the state plan for creating a reinsurance program for health carriers. HHS has waived the requirement for a single risk pool in the individual market under the Affordable Care […]

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Gov. Walker’s Autonomous Vehicle Committee Releases Final Report

At the end of June, the Governor’s Steering Committee on Autonomous and Connected Vehicle Testing and Deployment submitted their final report to the governor. The report is a required deliverable under Executive Order #245. For the past nine months the steering committee convened monthly to hear presentations from a variety of stakeholders and discuss the […]

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