MADISON, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – Governor Tony Evers delivered his 2021 State of the State Address last night in Madison. Evers underscored how the pandemic has exacerbated the digital divide that exists across the state. The lack of access to high-speed internet continues to be a setback for kids, families, and businesses across the state.
The governor also addressed the COVID-19 vaccine rollout and the urgency to get it distributed as quickly as possible.
Afterwards, state assembly speaker Robin Vos offered the republican response.
Evers said, “I know folks are eager to put this virus in the past, frankly, I am, too. I know so many are ready to get vaccinated and get back to life as we knew it, and we are working to distribute vaccine doses as quickly and as fairly as we can. And while congress recently provided additional resources to help support families and our state’s response, we know it will likely not be enough to continue fighting this virus until we’re through distributing the vaccine.”
Ros said, “A recent report showed that Wisconsin ranks 10th out of 12 midwestern states for vaccine distribution. Wisconsin doesn’t have a comprehensive rollout plan; few know when or where they can get a vaccine and all of us deserve answers. With lives literally on the line, this is absolutely unacceptable. There seems to be no sense of urgency with the Evers administration, they’ve had months to develop a plan and a sub-committee is still deciding who should get the vaccine next.”