(Madison) The state Senate and Assembly will not be taking up Governor Tony Evers’ proposals to assist rural Wisconsin this week. Evers unveiled the proposals in his State the State address last week. On WISN Sunday, the governor said he’s seeing Republican support. At $8.5-million dollars, Evers says the price tag on his proposed rural initiatives would be minimal. Republican State Representative Mark Born told us Friday on WBEV’s Community Comment that he was pleasantly surprised to see the governor address the issue. The Beaver Dam Republican notes that the (quote) “devil is the details” but he says that’s why its important to work through the process. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Evers’ plans need to be examined and go to committees before any vote is taken on the Assembly floor.
Listen to our recent interview with State Representative Mark Born on WBEV’s Community Comment from Friday January 24: