Leave it to Tony Evers to screw up a COVID vaccination bribe.
Evers this week announced the state will hand out $100 Visa gift cards to Wisconsinites who get their first dose between Aug. 20 and Labor Day. Taxpayers will pick up the tab as Evers taps into his pile of American Rescue Plan Act cash.
In Evers’ bloated bureaucratic tradition, the vaxxed will have to fill out an application at 100.wisconsin.gov. They can expect their Visas within a month and a half.
But Minnesotans are getting the same $100 gift cards immediately.
Gov. Tim Walz announced on Wednesday that the first 3,600 Minnesotans to get their first dose of vaccine at this weeks’ Minnesota State Fair will be instantly $100 richer.
“If you’ve waited to get your shot, there’s never been a better opportunity: You can walk away with a $100 Visa gift card in-hand if you get your first COVID-19 dose at the state fair,” Walz said.
Meanwhile, newly vaxxed Wisconsinites can expect their bribe by the time fall rolls around.