Governor Walker Statement on Extraordinary Session
"It would be senseless to waste taxpayer money on special elections just weeks before voters go to the polls when the Legislature has concluded its business."
MADISON – Governor Scott Walker released the following statement today regarding the call by Senator Scott Fitzgerald and Speaker Robin Vos to hold an extraordinary session to take up legislation that would clarify special elections law.
“A D.C.-based political group wants to force Wisconsin taxpayers to waste money on special elections at a time when our Legislature is ready to adjourn for the year. Nomination papers for any special elections called now would circulate around the same time nomination papers circulate for the November elections. It would be senseless to waste taxpayer money on special elections just weeks before voters go to the polls when the Legislature has concluded its business. This is why I support, and will sign, the Senate and Assembly plan to clarify special election law.”
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