MADISON, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – The Wisconsin Legislature did what it was constitutionally required to do today, start a special session called by Governor Evers to pass a package of bills on policing policies. The session was recessed 30 seconds after it began.
It’s a tactic republicans used in November when the governor tried to force the legislature to take action on gun control bills. Republicans kept the session open rather than adjourning it, which means they could take action at a later date, although there are no signs of that happening soon.
Gov. Evers was critical of the G-O-P’s move, saying the people of Wisconsin do not want another task force or more delays. In a statement out, Evers added, “we have been talking about these bills for months, and Republicans have had plenty of time to consider them on the merits. We don’t have time to wait.”