Republican lawmakers have asked the state Supreme Court to block Wisconsin's latest "Safer at Home" order, telling justices that Gov. Tony Evers' administration broke the law in its effort to stop the spread of COVID-19.
Gov. Tony Evers has signed legislation to address the COVID-19 pandemic in Wisconsin despite concerns that the measure left critical needs unmet. Evers signed the bill Wednesday just an hour after is passed the Senate.
Wisconsin's April election made history, not for who was on the ballot, but because it happened at a time when government at all levels was telling people to stay home in the midst of a public health crisis.
Citing an uptick in COVID-19 cases and a consolidation of polling places that could endanger public health, Gov. Tony Evers called on state lawmakers to delay the April 7 election — a request that was dismissed by GOP legislative leaders.
The state Legislature's top Republicans both say they support a temporary repeal of Wisconsin's one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits as part of the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wisconsin voters overwhelmingly support closing schools and businesses to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, according to the latest poll by the Marquette University Law School. And their support for Gov. Tony Evers has never been higher.
Gov. Tony Evers' administration will move forward on its own with the purchase of up to 10,000 ventilators and a million protective masks after GOP lawmakers rejected the governor's plan for a more sweeping state response to COVID-19.
Wisconsin's state and local governments could receive more than $2.2 billion from the federal government as part of the $2 trillion stimulus package recently enacted to address the economic fallout caused by the new coronavirus.