Governor Evers Calls “Longshot” Special Session for September

(AP) Gov. Tony Evers is calling a special legislative session for September in a longshot attempt that was quickly dismissed by Republicans. Evers wants to approve funding they rejected earlier this year for child care services, a family leave program, the University of Wisconsin System and other efforts targeting the state’s worker shortage problem. But Republicans who control the Legislature are under no obligation to debate, let alone vote, on the more than $1 billion in funding proposals that Evers will put forward. The Governor called the special session for Sept. 20.

Associated Press (8-9-23)