Walker Calls Special Session, Orders New Agency Actions in Fight against Opioid Abuse
Governor signs executive orders at ceremonies in three Wisconsin hospitals
In a statewide announcement, Gov. Scott Walker called the Wisconsin State Legislature into special session and issued new directives to state agencies January 5 in a continuation of the fight against the state’s heroin and opioid epidemic. Walker made the announcement during stops at three separate hospitals January 5, starting in Weston with a visit to Ministry Saint Clare’s Hospital, part of Ascension, then in Green Bay at Aurora BayCare Medical Center and ending the day at HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital, Chippewa Falls. Lieutenant Gov. Rebecca Kleefisch and Rep. John Nygren joined Walker at all three locations where he signed executive orders to implement these directives.