For Immediate Release: May 18, 2010
Republican Liberty Caucus of Wisconsin
Republican Liberty Caucus Urges Passage of Raw Milk Bill
Free Market and Expanded Consumer Choice is Best for Wisconsinites' Safety
MILWAUKEE, WI — The Republican Liberty Caucus of Wisconsin, the state affiliate of a group advocating individual liberty, limited government, and free enterprise within the Republican Party, is urging Governor Jim Doyle to sign legislation that would legalize raw milk sales in Wisconsin.
“As America's Dairyland, Wisconsin should follow the other states that have legalized raw milk,” said Wisconsin RLC Chairman Michael S. Murphy of Milwaukee. “There are numerous reasons the Governor should sign the law: expanded consumer choice, a new product to help our struggling Wisconsin economy, and one more tool for small farmers to expand their family budgets.”
If Governor Doyle signs the law, Wisconsin would become the 20th state to allow direct sales of raw milk from dairy farmers to individuals. Another nine states allow retail sales.
“Governor Doyle should sign this legislation into law so small farmers and consumers will have a healthy choice. Additionally, imagine what a positive impact raw milk can have on the economy in our Dairy State,” concluded Mr. Murphy.
The Republican Liberty Caucus of Wisconsin was founded in 2009 to promote individual liberty, limited government, and free enterprise within the Republican Party. Learn more about the RLC at http://wi.rlc.org/.