Evers budget has no new move against chronic wasting disease

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Democratic Gov. Tony Evers isn't proposing any new strategies to fight chronic wasting disease in the state budget despite years of demands from his own party for action.

Evers doesn't offer any additional funding or initiatives to deal with the disease, which has now affected 56 of Wisconsin's 72 counties. Spokeswoman Melissa Baldauff says Evers chose not to address the disease in the budget because he's waiting for the Department of Natural Resources to come up with a plan.

Former Republican Gov. Scott Walker took intense criticism for taking a hands-off approach to CWD.