Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) issued three executive orders from Feb. 20-26. As of Feb. 26, Evers has issued seven executive orders in 2023—the same amount at this point last year.
Governors use executive orders to manage executive branch operations. During the week of Feb. 20-26, the nation’s governors issued 19 executive orders. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) issued the most with 12. Governors in 44 states issued the fewest with zero. Democratic governors issued seven of the 19 orders, while Republican governors issued 12.
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 272 executive orders in 2023. Republican governors issued 184, while Democratic governors issued 88. Wisconsin is a divided government, meaning neither party holds trifecta control.