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Senator calls for mail-in election

He will not be on the ballot this fall, but retiring state Senator Dave Hansen would like to see voting for the rest of 2020 done entirely by mail. It was one of the amendments the Democratic senator from Green Bay hoped would have been included in the final coronavirus bill approved by the Legislature and signed into law by Governor Tony Evers this week. Not knowing what the future has in store for the August and November elections, Hansen believes the state should do what it can to protect voters if COVID-19 remains an issue.

The Wisconsin Senate unanimously approved the package Wednesday that eliminates the one-week waiting period for unemployment insurance and allows the state to distribute over $2 billion from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. Hansen called it a good first step, but would have also liked to see more done for worker’s compensation for frontline workers and investments for small businesses and farms.

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