MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A state Senate committee plans to vote on approving a bill that would legalize raw milk sales in Wisconsin, but several obstacles remain to the measure becoming law.
The Senate Financial Institutions and Rural Issues Committee planned a vote Tuesday on the proposal that has bipartisan support. However, the Senate also ends its work for the year on Tuesday, making it unlikely the bill will get a chance at passage until next year.
And even then, its prospects are murky.
Gov. Scott Walker has said he isn't sold on the idea, saying he doesn't want to do anything that would harm Wisconsin's $2.6 billion dairy industry.
Supporters say raw milk is safe and has health benefits, but opponents say not pasteurizing milk is a public health risk.
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