Evers visits downtown Waukesha businesses, announces $250K grant

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WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- Governor Tony Evers took a little walk through downtown Waukesha Tuesday morning, Sept. 13.

He stopped at several small shops and businesses. This was partly a political visit for the campaigning governor, but Evers delivered some news as well.

The governor started his walk with a little tea at The Steaming Cup coffee shop. The businesses he visited Tuesday all received money from Wisconsin's Main Street Bounceback Grant Program and this was kind of a status check.

At the coffee shop, the governor heard from Waukesha's Mayor Shawn Reilly, who shared a common complaint from city leaders around the state.

"Biggest program is you're capped at how much you can raise and things don't stay static," said Mayor Reilly. 

Cities like Waukesha and Milwaukee are not allowed to impose their own sales or income tax. 

During the governor's Waukesha walk he announced that the city will get another grant, $250,000, which will be used to revitalize the Waukesha Civic Theater downtown.

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