Evers calls lawmakers into special session on dairy crisis

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Tony Evers

MADISON, Wis. (AP)- Gov. Tony Evers has called the Republican-controlled Legislature into a special session next week to take up an $8.5 million package of bills designed to help rural Wisconsin.

The state is in the middle of a crisis that’s caused the loss of one-third of the state’s dairy farms since 2011.

The Democratic governor on Thursday dismissed criticism from Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos that the proposals show he has ignored rural Wisconsin. Evers calls that criticism “baloney.” He says Republicans and Democrats need to work together for the farmers. Republican Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he is ”all ears” on the plan.