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0822, 17 Feb 21

Governor Evers Offers Liberal Wish List

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.


0822, 17 February 2021


  1. Mar

    “allow families of fourth graders to visit state parks for free”
    I thought this was a joke but sadly it’s not.
    Why just 4th graders? Most 4th graders dobt or don’t care about state parks.
    So, why not include middlexsvhoolers, high schoolers or pre K kids?

  2. Kevin Scheunemann

    Its like an endless list of awful liberal policy.

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