Walker talks early voting, cancer drugs bill & Blueprint for Prosperity

MILWAUKEE (WITI) —  Gov. Walker joined FOX6 WakeUp News on Monday, March 24th to talk about where several bills stand as the State Legislature winds down.

Gov. Scott Walker began the interview by discussing his thoughts on the early voting bill. On Wednesday, March 12th, Republican senators voted to restrict early voting across the state, as Democrats claimed the real motivation was “voter suppression.”

If approved and signed by Gov. Walker, the bill would limit in-person absentee voting to Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. for the two weeks before an election. No weekend voting would be allowed and only 45 hours a week of early voting would be permitted.

Gov. Walker has not indicated whether he’d sign it, however, he did say his intent is make sure it is easy to vote, but hard to cheat.

"I can veto, not veto, just sign it or partial veto it -- I may be somewhere in between," Gov. Walker said.

Gov. Walker also addressed a bill that would make more affordable chemotherapy drugs in pill form available to cancer patients. Gov. Walker says once the state Senate signs off on the changes he will sign it into law.

The bill, which is already law in nearly 30 states would force the insurance companies that already provide chemotherapy to cover oral and IV forms the same way.

Gov. Walker also addressed his Blueprint for Prosperity, which he plans to sign Monday, March 24th, and how it may impact Wisconsin residents. He says there will be significant savings for families in Wisconsin.