Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) issued one executive order from Feb. 6-12. As of Feb. 12, Evers has issued four executive orders in 2023—one fewer than he did at this point a year ago.
Governors use executive orders to manage executive branch operations. During the week of Feb. 6-12, the nation’s governors issued seven executive orders. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) issued the most with two. Governors in 44 states issued none. Republican governors issued five of the seven orders, while Democratic governors issued two.
Evers has served as governor since Jan. 7, 2019. He issued 31 executive orders in 2022 and 49 in 2021. Nationally, governors issued at least 1,559 executive orders in 2022. Governors have issued 234 executive orders in 2023. Republican governors issued 168, while Democratic governors issued 66. Wisconsin is a divided government, meaning neither party holds trifecta control.