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Gov. Evers promotes school lunch programs while visiting Holmen High School



Wisconsin’s governor checks out engineering classes, computer studies, and the school cafeteria while making a trip to Holmen High School.

On Monday, Evers was visiting classrooms in La Crosse County for the second time this month, after a tour of science buildings two weeks ago at UW-L. The governor specifically went to Holmen to promote a $120 million plan to offer healthy school meals to more students around the state. 

Evers says he’s advocating for universal school breakfasts and lunches for students, “because if a kid is hungry, he’s gonna have a real difficult time doing his schoolwork.”

Evers talked with Holmen educators about their own Student Universal Nutrition Program, which provides breakfast and lunch to a large segment of the high school population.

“I can talk to food service people across the state, where they can always tell when Monday comes around,” Evers told reporters, “because these kids that are weaving in the line, because they haven’t had either much food over the weekend, or not any food.”

The Democratic governor is hopeful that Republicans in the legislature will go along with it, saying he hasn’t heard lawmakers declare his school meal plan “dead on arrival,” as has happened with other bills proposed by Evers.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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  1. Thomas Lane

    March 14, 2023 at 2:30 pm

    Why does Tony Evil drag that useless loser, Brad Pfaff everywhere he goes? Don’t we have a Lt. Gov.? Who is it? Never see anything/hear anything about it…No like that other loser, Mandella.

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