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Republicans weigh options after order extension

The month-long extension of Governor Tony Evers’ Safer at Home Order will likely be making its way to the Wisconsin Supreme Court. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald said last week they were looking into options to move up the order extension date from May 26th. Opponents say by extending the Safer at Home Order past the deadline of Governor’s state of emergency, he could be operating outside of Wisconsin statutes. State Senator Andre Jacque says it has been hard to tell business owners that their operation is not considered essential. He believes the benchmarks being used to determine if it is safe or not to lift the order sooner like other nearby states should be better defined.

Jacque supports a phased approach to making sure parts of the economy can reopen safely, similar to what has been introduced in other states. Democratic State Senator Dave Hansen supported Governor Evers’ decision on Friday, saying the state is nowhere near ready to safely end the Safer at Home Order under the guidelines outlined last week by President Donald Trump.

 

 

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