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Wisconsin GOP lawmakers strip marijuana legalization from the governor’s budget in a joint hearing

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Republican lawmakers from Wisconsin removed proposals to legalize marijuana for recreational and medical use from the governor’s executive budget for the 2023-2025 biennium.

At the Legislature’s Joint Finance Committee hearing on Tuesday, members voted 12-4 to overrule several items of Governor Tony Evers’ (D) budget request, including Measures to legalize, tax and regulate cannabis in the state.

the moves It was expected, since the GOP-controlled legislature has previously stripped marijuana reform language from previous executive budgets, and top Republican lawmakers have warned that any adult-use legalization proposal won’t move through the process this year either.

With a historic surplus of $7 billion, we have a historic responsibility and opportunity to invest in long-neglected needs and build the future we want for our state. Today, Republicans reject more than 540 Wisconsin priorities, including:

– Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) May 2, 2023

1 ️⃣ 4 ️⃣ Legalization of marijuana and its imposition on it
I have proposed legalizing marijuana and taxing it, as we already do with alcohol, which would help us compete with other states for talented workers and have more resources to invest in critical state priorities like K-12 education.

– Governor Tony Evers (@GovEvers) May 2, 2023

It’s unfortunate that the Republicans

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