MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers says he'll likely include criminal justice reforms in the next state budget as Wisconsin emerges from a tumultuous year of protests over police brutality and racism.
The governor told The Associated Press in a year-end interview that the executive budget will “hopefully” include proposals to resolve criminal justice disparities.
He declined to offer specifics. Evers called on the Legislature to meet in a special session in August to consider a number of police reform proposals, including banning chokeholds, creating use-of-force standards and grants for organizations working on ways to mediate conflicts and prevent violence.
Republicans gaveled in and gaveled out in less than a minute without taking any action.