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Wisconsin Republicans ignore governor's call to spend $125M to combat 'forever chemicals'

MADISON, WI (AP)— Wisconsin Republicans have ignored the latest call from Democratic Governor Tony Evers to spend $125 million to combat so-called “forever chemicals,” leading Evers to say he may file a lawsuit over the issue.

Evers invoked a rarely used power and called a meeting of the Republican-led Legislature’s budget committee, urging it to release the funding that was previously approved in the state budget. But Republicans on the Joint Finance Committee did not show up Tuesday. The GOP co-chairs called Evers’ move “blatant political game-playing.”

While no Republicans came, Evers made a previously unannounced appearance and joined three Democratic lawmakers in blasting the GOP inaction.

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