Gov. Scott Walker marks the state's Dairy Month in his weekly radio address, touting his administration's "Grow Wisconsin Dairy 30x20" proposal to increase milk production to 30 billion pounds by 2020.
Walker says the plan is "ambitious, but attainable" and has so far allocated some $200,000 in grant funding to more than 40 recipients.
"The grants will help farmers increase productivity by improving milk quality, and plan for future investments that include pasture irrigation systems and other projects related to infrastructure improvement," Walker says.
Listen to Gov. Walker's full address.
Senate Minority Leader Chris Larson in the Dems' weekly radio address slams the chamber's contentious passage of the ultrasound bill, saying the process is "cause for concern" as lawmakers prepare to take up the budget. "SB 206 is a bill that will force women seeking an abortion to get an unnecessary ultrasound and lecture for political, not medical, reasons," the Milwaukee Dem says. "This is the epitome of government intrusion into the most private medical decisions occurring between a woman and her doctor."
Larson also alleges Senate Republicans "did everything they could to stop Wisconsin citizens from learning about the forced ultrasound bill" by suspending debate for a vote Wednesday morning.
“As we prepare for the far reaching, broad impacting budget that is expected next week, the behavior of Senate Republicans this session is cause for concern," Larson says. "Republican refusal to debate legislation this week creates an ominous cloud over the future of the $67 billion state budget."