Absentee Governor? Tony Evers Puts in Part-Time Hours for WI

While most Wisconsinites are working more than 40 hours per week and sometimes more than one job, Governor Evers sometimes puts in part-time hours leading the state and has spent more time campaigning or at the executive residence than in the state capitol working, a new report shows

During the busiest times of the year, or during some of the state’s worst crises, Governor Evers’ calendar shows his attention has been elsewhere

“Whether he is unable or unwilling to solve Wisconsin’s problems, it’s clear things won’t get better if he doesn’t show up to work,” said Republican Party of Wisconsin Executive Director Mark Jefferson. “Wisconsin needs a leader who will face problems head on and put in the time needed to craft solutions that benefit all Wisconsinites, and over the last four years we’ve seen that won’t come from Tony Evers.”

According to Empower Wisconsin, many of Evers’ state agencies are still not in their offices. Those that are post limited or no public office hours. It’s hard to solve unemployment and licensing crises, when staff are remote and the governor is nowhere to be found.