Madison – Today, legislative leaders gaveled in and out of Governor Evers’ Special Session instead of taking up a bill that would have allowed voters to put referenda on ballots. Representative Dave Considine (D-Baraboo) released the following statement on this inaction:
“Once again Republican legislative leaders have chosen inaction when given an opportunity to discuss legislation that would help the people of Wisconsin. They have now gaveled in and out of eleven special sessions called by Governor Evers. This is unacceptable. At the very least, these proposals merit a discussion.
“The people we represent need and deserve a voice in the law making process. Governor Evers’ proposal would have done that by allowing voters to add a referenda of their choice on the ballot. This would have given citizens the choice to put popular policy ideas on the ballot such as ensuring reproductive rights, expanding BadgerCare coverage, and legalizing and taxing marijuana. It is my hope that next session, legislative leaders will be open to discussion on these topics.”