His proposal met with some resistance from state lawmakers who say the city of Milwaukee and Milwaukee County should also have to chip in.
Tomah VA director Mario DeSanctis says his staff began looking into the unusually high rate of opiate prescriptions in 2012.
The committees spent hours listening to comments from state regulators, environmentalists and industrial groups.
The governor said he wants to see if his message is resonating with voters around the country before he decides on a presidential run.
Ryan Lister faced 34 charges of misconduct including maintaining a sexual relationship with a client and misusing a client’s trust account.
The DNR plans to seek public input on what topics to address in the report in February and March.
Thirty-year-old Brian Mentch is charged with felony theft by false representation.
The governor rejected the Menominee Nation’s plans last week.
The governor also said he planned trips to important primary states including Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina, Nevada and Florida.
Pabst Brewing Co. could return to the city of its 19th century birth