© 2023 WXPR
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

Evers Appoints Sayers as State Tourism Secretary

Gov. Tony Evers has named Anne Sayers as the state tourism secretary, a post she’s held as interim director since November. Sayers replaced Sara Meaney, who resigned from the post amid speculation that Republicans were going to fire her. Sayers had been deputy secretary under Meaney since 2019 when Evers took office. On Thursday, Evers praised the job Sayers has done over the past nine months. Sayers’ appointment is subject to confirmation by the Republican-controlled state Senate. Her predecessor drew criticism from Republicans who accused Meaney of politicizing the tourism department.

The Associated Press is one of the largest and most trusted sources of independent newsgathering, supplying a steady stream of news to its members, international subscribers and commercial customers. AP is neither privately owned nor government-funded; instead, it's a not-for-profit news cooperative owned by its American newspaper and broadcast members.