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.
View Tony Evers’ voting record
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