Tony Evers is currently the Governor of Wisconsin. He is a member of the moderate wing of the Democratic Party. We assign Tony Evers a Left-Center Biased and Mixed factual rating due to numerous failed fact-checks.
Title: Governor (2019 – Current)
Political Party: Democrat
Political Alignment: Left-Center
Factual Rating: Mixed
- Teacher/principal (1980)
- Superintendent of Public Instruction of Wisconsin (2009)
- Governor of Wisconsin (2019-Present)
Stance on Key Policies:
- Abortion Rights: Favorable – Governor Tony Evers and Assembly Democrats reintroduced a bill to repeal Wisconsin’s 1849 abortion ban ahead of the state Supreme Court election debate.
- Economy: Regulated Capitalism – He has made significant investments in healthcare, education, and infrastructure.
- Climate Change: Supports Action – He acknowledges climate change and supports action to combat it.
- Education: Public Schools – He supports public schools and has proposed significant investments in K-12 education.
- LGBTQ Rights: Yes – Governor Tony Evers is pro-LGBTQ rights, as evidenced by his actions prioritizing the advancement of LGBTQ+ equality, such as enacting non-discrimination protections for transgender state employees and vetoing anti-LGBTQ+ legislation.
- Gun Ownership: Gun Control – He proposed a series of gun control and safety measures in his 2023-25 biennial budget.
- Immigration: Make it easier to Immigrate – As part of Governor Tony Evers’ 2023-’25 budget proposal, there is a provision to restore driver’s licenses to all adults, irrespective of their immigration status.
- Health Care: Market-Based Health Care – He supports market-based health care but with significant government involvement.
- Overall: Moderate Liberal – His positions suggest that he supports government regulation in areas like the economy and climate change but also believes in market solutions in areas like healthcare.
Failed Fact Checks
- The money for upgrades to the Milwaukee Brewers stadium in Evers’ budget is “a bipartisan plan.” – Mostly False
- Says “Tim Michels wants to defund public education — calling it ‘the definition of insanity’ to continue to fund public schools.” – Mostly False
- Says a Republican bill he vetoed would have implemented a “mandate” to make public the names of all students’ parents or guardians. – False
- A study of where teachers apply to work found that “less than 5 percent wanted to work in rural Wisconsin.” – False
- “Drug-related offenses make up as much as 75-85 percent of inmate populations” in Wisconsin. – Pants on Fire
(M. Huitsing 05/25/2023)
Last Updated on May 29, 2023 by Media Bias Fact Check