MADISON (WKOW) — Governor Tony Evers is defending his decision to remove the “Open for Business” signs that had been at the state lines.
He’s placing his name on the Welcome signs instead.
Former governor Scott Walker put the signs up and used the motto often during his first term.
Evers says despite the signs being down, Wisconsin remains open for business.
“Having the sign reflect what it used to reflect in the past is where we want it to be and so we made sure that those signs are re-purposed in a meaningful way and it’s not a controversy from my vantage point.”
Republican lawmakers have said they think taking down the sign sends the wrong message.
The signs will be sawed in half and turned into detour signs.