Local hopes ahead of Governor Evers’ first ‘State of the State’ address

Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers will deliver his first State of the State address Tuesday evening in Madison.

Two weeks into his tenure as Wisconsin’s governor, Evers will highlight his priorities for 2019.

The speech held in front of a joint session of Wisconsin’s legislature may provide clues to Evers plan ahead of his first state budget.

State senator Jennifer Shilling says now is when the work changes for Wisconsin’s new governor.

“The campaign season is over, it’s time to dial back that rhetoric, it’s actually time to govern and it is time to work with both houses and both parties in a bi-partisan fashion to move the legislation forward,” said Wisconsin State Senator Jennifer Shilling.

This year’s state of the state will be the first delivered by a democrat since 2010.

The vice chairman of the Wisconsin GOP 3rd district says while there is a new governor, there is common ground for the two parties.

“We’d like to hear that the governor is going to work with the Republicans in the state legislature and one of the things the Republicans agree with the governor on is we’d like to lower taxes on the middle class.”

Governor Evers’ speech will air live on Wisconsin Public Television Tuesday evening starting at 7 p.m.

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