MADISON (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers used his State of the State address to announce a special session of the Legislature to address the state's farm crisis. He said Wednesday it is part of a three-prong attack to tackle the problem that's seen a record number of bankruptcies and farmer suicides. The Democratic Evers also said he was signing executive orders to create panels to tackle student loan debt and a nonpartisan redistricting commission to draw what he said would be "fair, impartial maps for the Legislature to take up next year." Evers called on both Republicans and Democrats to work together to tackle the state's problems.
MADISON (AP) -- Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers is laying out his policy agenda and goals for the year in his second State of the State speech to the Legislature.
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The speech Wednesday before a joint meeting of the state Senate and Assembly comes as the Democrat Evers and Republicans who control the Legislature have found little they can agree upon.
Also, lawmakers plan to be in session very few days before adjourning for the year, decreasing the chances of much of substance getting done.
Evers previously asked the Legislature to pass a series of measures, many of which have bipartisan support.