The following article featuring IRG’s Center for Investigative Oversight was published by The Wisconsin Daily Star on Wednesday, June 28 2023.
(Wisconsin Daily Star) – Report: Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers Uses Third-Party Funding from the United Nations Foundation to Pay for Far-Left Climate Change Initiatives
(WI Daily Star) – The Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature wouldn’t go along with Governor Tony Evers’ far-left climate change and “environmental justice” initiatives, so the Democrat went around the legislature.
Evers took in hundreds of thousands of dollars in third-party funding from media tycoon Ted Turner’s United Nations Foundation, according to a new report from the Institute for Reforming Government’s Center for Investigative Oversight.
The governor is using nearly $400,000 in so-called Climate Leadership Grants from the multi-billion dollar United Nations Fund to staff his Office of Sustainability & Clean Energy (OSCE). He created the big government entity not through legislation but via executive order. The agency has pushed far left climate priorities.
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