Creating taskforces to address rural prosperity, redistricting, and student debt highlighted the annual State of the State Address given Wednesday night by Governor Tony Evers. The approximately 30-minute speech included a call for a special legislative session next week to address the state's farming crisis. State Senator Andre Jacque, who represents Door and Kewaunee counties along with parts of four others says he is pleased with Governor Evers' interest in supporting the agricultural community.
However, Jacque believes the State of the State was marked with missed opportunities, including bills that already have bipartisan support.
Human trafficking, special election reimbursement, and youth vaping were some of the topics Jacque feels the governor did not address or only briefly mentioned during his address. You can read statements from other local officials about the State of the State Address below.