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But Evers orders departments to increase equity, decrease racial disparities
Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers laid out his 2021-23 budget priorities in a letter to cabinet secretaries and agency heads this past week, calling for them to submit zero-increase budgets, but also asking them to prioritize decisions that promote equity for populations he says have been systematically left behind, especially low-income residents and communities of color.
In the weeks before he took office, Evers wrote in his June 5 letter, he traveled the state and heard people say they wa...
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