As Governor Evers Vetoes Bad Faith GOP PFAS Bill, A Better Wisconsin Together Urges JFC to Accept Governor’s Call to Take Next Steps in Ensuring Clean Water, Healthcare Access

MADISON, Wis. – This afternoon, Governor Tony Evers vetoed a disingenuous GOP-authored bill that experts have said would let polluters off the hook for contaminating Wisconsinites’ water. The governor  is calling on the Joint Finance Committee to convene next week on a plan to release $140 million in funds to combat PFAS contamination and solve shortages in health care access across the state. 

The following are statements from A Better Wisconsin Together Communications Director Lucy Ripp:

“Wisconsinites deserve to turn on their tap and trust that their water is safe to drink, and nobody should have to worry if they can reach a healthcare provider when in need. 

“We applaud Governor Evers for stopping GOP lawmakers from letting corporate polluters off the hook for contaminating Wisconsinites’ water, and for calling on the Republican controlled state finance committee to stop the partisan antics by finally doing their jobs and delivering potentially lifesaving funds to communities across the state.

“It’s time for Republicans in the legislature to stop obstructing action on popular policies, stop holding essential funds hostage for their own political gain, and start taking action on pressing issues like access to clean water and health care.”

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