Governor Tony Evers (D) issues one executive order from April 3-9

Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers (D) issued one executive order from April 3-9. As of April 9, Evers has issued nine executive orders in 2023 — one fewer than he did at this point a year ago. The order is: 

  • Executive Order #190, where the governor updated the structure of the Telecommunications Relay Service Council.

Governors use executive orders to manage executive branch operations. During the week of April 3-9, the nation’s governors issued 14 executive orders. New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) and Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp (R) issued the most with three. Governors in 41 states issued the fewest orders with zero. Democratic and Republican governors issued seven orders each.

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 1,558 executive orders in 2022. Governors have issued 425 executive orders in 2023. Republican governors issued 273, while Democratic governors issued 152. Wisconsin is a divided government, meaning neither party holds trifecta control.

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