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Evers in his third state of the state speech, the first one delivered virtually by a Wisconsin governor, largely struck a somber tone as he reflected on the last year, the toll of the coronavirus and other challenges he said are sure to "carry into this new year."
The bill received bipartisan backing from senators on Tuesday as well as support from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers, who called it "a good start to support our state’s response to this pandemic."
The language, which stripped past provisions that would bar mandatory vaccinations against the virus as a condition of employment and require school board votes to maintain virtual instruction, is scheduled to get a public hearing and committee vote Monday.
Pocan, a Democrat from rural Dane County, told the Cap Times he wants Congress to act as quickly as possible to remove Trump from "office so he doesn't do more damage."
Following an initial objection last month, the Legislature's powerful budget committee has signed off on the reimbursement to Dane and Milwaukee counties to cover their costs for conducting the recount President Donald Trump requested and paid for after the November election.
Assembly Republicans Thursday passed their plan to address COVID-19 in Wisconsin, legislation that will face an uphill battle in the Senate and a likely veto from Gov. Tony Evers.
Wisconsin's congressional representatives from both parties are urging Trump to call off his supporters after they infiltrated the nation's Capitol Wednesday while lawmakers were preparing to count the electoral votes.
A pillar of Madison’s culinary industry, Hong’s rise to the statehouse came during the COVID-19 crisis that continues to threaten her family, restaurant and profession
The Republican bill, which received a public hearing and committee vote Tuesday, faces an uncertain future as Gov. Tony Evers expressed his preference for a previously proposed "compromise" plan.