Whatever. It is an aspirational list from a lefty governor trying to grab headlines instead of actually govern. He knows that most of this stuff is a non-starter. He just doesn’t care. He needs the pot legalization to pass first so that the legislators are high enough to pass the rest of it.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers called on the Republican-controlled Legislature Tuesday to bolster funding for K-12 and higher education and reform the state’s criminal justice systems, while delivering a state budget with $1 billion in tax increases and liberal policy priorities that GOP leaders promised to quickly kill.
Evers also proposed numerous measures Republicans are certain to reject, including allowing front-line workers to collectively bargain, which would partially repeal the Act 10 law passed a decade ago; legalizing recreational marijuana; banning the private sale of firearms; accepting the federal Medicaid expansion; and increasing the minimum wage.
His budget also would increase the legal age to vape or smoke tobacco from 18 to 21; cap enrollment in school choice programs; and allow families of fourth graders to visit state parks for free.
State employees would receive a 2% pay increase in January and another 2% raise in 2023, similar to what they got in the current budget.
Did you see what I put in bold in the excerpt? Yeah… no.