Evers, Democrats Lowering Costs Thanks to Rescue Plan
MADISON, Wis. – Despite every Wisconsin Republican in Congress voting against Democrats’ American Rescue Plan, Gov. Evers’ ARP investments continue to lower costs for working families, fund critical health programs, and support local economies across the state.
See how Governor Evers is using funding from President Biden’s ARP to invest in communities across Wisconsin:
Racine County Eye: State of the City: Mayor Mason praises Evers, ARPA funding
“Mayor Cory Mason, delivering his annual State of the City address on Tuesday evening, was effusive in his praise to Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers and the funding the city has received through the federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA).
“‘This is the 16th year I have had the privilege to represent the City of Racine as a legislator or as mayor,’ Mason told the Racine Common Council. ‘I can state unequivocally that in those 16 years, no governor in either party has done more to invest in Racine than Gov. Tony Evers.’
“‘Much of our ability to capitalize on new opportunities and maintain current services only exists because of the American Rescue Plan Act, which has sent tens of millions of dollars into communities like ours to help us both bounce back from the impacts of COVID-19 and invest in the long-term economic mobility of our residents,’ he said.”
“Governor Tony Evers announced a $4.5 million investment in conservation projects across Wisconsin Thursday, Aug. 18.
“The governor’s investment, funded by the state’s allocation of the American Rescue Plan Act, is also supporting Milwaukee Public Schools outdoor spaces, Caroline Lake Preserve in Ashland County, Forest County and Sand Creek in Bayfield County.”
“Gov. Tony Evers, together with the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), today announced $14.1 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to directly support youth mental health services, as well as new behavioral health providers entering the workforce. Together, these programs will expand access to vital services and address the shortage of mental health providers across Wisconsin.”
“This one-time $8 million investment is funded through the state’s American Rescue Plan Act. The money could be distributed to public ambulance service providers, including volunteer fire departments, nonprofits and county and municipality services. The money can then be used for things such as new emergency service vehicles, safety upgrades to current vehicles, diagnostic medical equipment, patient transport equipment and more.”