Tony Evers vows to protect access to health care coverage

Gov.-elect Tony Evers and Lt. Gov.-elect Mandela Barnes’ Building the People’s Budget statewide listening tour hit La Crosse this week, and they heard concerns on topics ranging from funding wastewater treatment to studies on the health risks of vaping. “We have to protect everybody in the state of Wisconsin,” Evers said in an interview with the La Crosse Tribune.

Evers, Barnes to go on statewide budget listening tour

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Gov. -elect Tony Evers and incoming Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes will go on a statewide budget listening tour starting this week. The “Building the People’s Budget” tour kicks off Tuesday, Dec. 11, in Green Bay, with stops planned in Wausau and La Crosse before the tour ends Wednesday, Dec. 19, in Milwaukee. > AP News

Evers, Barnes announce inauguration date, nonprofit partner

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Wisconsin Gov.-elect Tony Evers and incoming Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes have announced that their inauguration will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 7, with a celebratory gala planned that evening. The pair also announced that their inauguration partner will be the nonprofit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, an affiliate of the youth mentoring organization. > AP News

Mandela Barnes to become first black lieutenant governor

Democrat Tony Evers’ running mate Mandela Barnes will become the first African American lieutenant governor in Wisconsin history, and only the second black Wisconsinite to win statewide office. > NBC 4 Milwaukee

Tony Evers prevails in Wisconsin governor’s race; Scott Walker not conceding

State schools superintendent Tony Evers defeated Gov. Scott Walker by about 30,000 votes as of early Wednesday morning, but Walker’s campaign says they aren’t ready to trust the results. > Cap Times

Why Mandela Barnes’ run for lieutenant governor matters

Even though Wisconsin’s office of lieutenant governor traditionally has very few prescribed duties, Democratic gubernatorial nominee Tony Evers’ running mate, Mandela Barnes—an African American community activist and former legislator from Milwaukee—throws a major twist into that conventional wisdom. > Shepherd Express

Evers, Barnes mock Scott Walker’s short plane ride by livestreaming the drive

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Tony Evers and his running mate, Mandela Barnes, livestreamed their 45-minute drive between Appleton and Green Bay on Tuesday as part of a campaign gimmick to mock Republican Gov. Scott Walker for taking the state airplane for that route in 2016. > Wisconsin State Journal