LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) -- 24 hours after being inaugurated as Wisconsin's 46th Governor, Tony Evers is already canvassing the state stopping in La Crosse Tuesday.
It's the beginning of a busy tenure for Evers, who already signed two executive orders on his first day, one dealing with non-discrimination based on sexual orientation and another for state leaders to value employees.
Tuesday, Evers toured Gundersen Health System in La Crosse.
The new governor says healthcare will be a top focus during his administration, as he signed two more executive orders Tuesday increasing access and affordability to healthcare and insurance.
"We heard loud and clear that the fact that there's 2.4 million people in Wisconsin that have pre-existing conditions and we need to have that protection, especially that protection that we find in the federal Affordable Care Act. And it's our goal to make sure that that continues," said Evers.
Governor Evers also said he plans on sending a letter to the Attorney General to withdraw Wisconsin from a lawsuit against the Affordable Care Act in the near future.