Gov. Tony Evers laid out his legislative priorities for the new year during a stop in Eau Claire Thursday.
The governor said he wants to continue to move forward on bipartisan issues. In a letter sent to both Democrats and Republicans, Evers pushed for the passage of, what he calls, key pieces of legislation before the session wraps up in the spring.
Among them are bills to address clean water, sex trafficking, homelessness, lowering property taxes and reimbursing local governments for unexpected special elections.
Evers said he’s been frustrated that many key items keep getting swept under the rug in the legislature.
“My frustration is that we all, you know, whether it’s in a small way or a big way, represent the people of Wisconsin,” Evers said. “Let’s have a vote. If people vote it down, that’s good. Whatever! It doesn’t matter. We have a democracy, and I think it’s important for the people of Wisconsin to be heard, and let’s have a vote on these things.”
Evers added he picked these pieces of legislature because they have bipartisan support and are important to the majority of Wisconsinites.