Clearly a high priority for him. Although, politically stupid. The Democrats have been using this to juice pothead turnout for Democrats for years. They lose that if they actually pass it.
MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) – Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers wants the state to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes.
On Sunday morning, the governor’s office announced he would include the initiative in his upcoming 2021-23 biennial budget. In a statement, he compared the coming proposal to the regulations in neighboring Illinois and Michigan.
“Frankly, red and blue states across the country have moved forward with legalization and there is no reason Wisconsin should be left behind when we know it’s supported by a majority of Wisconsinites,” Evers said.
The Evers Administration pointed to a study by Marquette University that found six in ten Wisconsinites would back legalizing marijuana for recreational purposes, while a full 83 percent support medicinal marijuana.
While the governor is really, really bad at it, this is supposed to be a collaborative negotiation. If he really wants this, which one of the Republican ideas is he willing to support in exchange? Universal School Choice? Spending cuts? Tax cuts? Approve their redistricting maps? Election reform? Anything? Or is this the normal “my way or the highway” style that we have come to expect from Evers?