Capitol Notes: Special Session On Farm Aid Begins, But Don't Expect Quick Action

Jan 27, 2020

Gov. Tony Evers is calling lawmakers into special session to pass a package of bills designed to help struggling farmers and rural communities. The idea drew mixed reviews from Republican leaders after the Democratic governor announced it in his State of the State address. Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald says he's "all ears" on the plan and seems open to a special session. But, Assembly Speaker Robin Vos appears wary, saying Evers has ignored rural Wisconsin until now. 

Evers wants the special session to begin on Tuesday. In this week's Capitol Notes conversation, WUWM's Marti Mikkelson asked Jeff Mayers of wispolitics.com what he thinks the special session will look like.