A bipartisan group of seven state lawmakers is calling on Republican Gov. Scott Walker to veto portions of the state budget that could make it more difficult for microbreweries to expand and possibly limit distribution of beer in the future.
The letter sent Tuesday was signed by five Republicans and two Democrats. It calls on Walker to veto portions of the budget the lawmakers say will hurt the state's more than 60 microbreweries.
They said the budget provisions will punish small brewers. The changes were supported by MillerCoors, the Wisconsin Beer Distributors Association, Tavern League of Wisconsin, and others.
Is anyone surprised that the Fitzgerald leadership in the Wisconsin Legislature would pass such a measure that benefits the big corporations at the expense of small businesses? Will Walker have the cojones to employ the line item veto or will he kowtow to his corporate masters?