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Lawmakers challenge Gov. Evers' extended Safer at Home order in state Supreme Court

MADISON, WIS. (CBS 58) -- Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) on Tuesday, April 21, filed an action in the Wisconsin State Supreme Court challenging the Gov. Tony Evers' extension of the Safer at Home order through May 26th.

"The public outcry over the Safer at Home order continues to increase as positive COVID cases decrease or remain flat. There’s immense frustration regarding the extension, as it goes beyond the executive branch’s statutory powers. Wisconsinites are forced to sit by with no voice in the process. Other Midwestern states with more confirmed cases, like Ohio, have set firm dates to begin a phased reopening far earlier than the Evers administration.

“The governor has denied the people a voice through this unprecedented administrative overreach. Unfortunately, that leaves the legislature no choice but to ask the Supreme Court to rein in this obvious abuse of power. Wisconsinites deserve certainty, transparency, and a plan to end the constant stream of executive orders that are eroding both the economy and their liberty even as the state is clearly seeing a decline in COVID infections.”

Read the full filing below: 


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Kevin 34 days ago
Dumb and Dumber at it again - the yahoos on the state Supreme Court will probably side with them too. Ironic huh that they claim cases are remaining flat or decreasing - yea BECAUSE of Safer at Home order u nitwits.

Look we all want to re-open everything and go back to work, but lets be smart about it. Let's use science and medical experts to make sure we keep people safe.
rkh 34 days ago
Gov Evers is doing the right thing. He is doing this for the well being of the people of this state. I have voted republican for as long as I can remember. Don't make me re-think who I vote for.
DebbyHutchison 34 days ago
You have got to be kidding. More wasted taxpayer money by the Voss parade. People stop following him, he does not care about your health or safety, he cares about politics and only his own.
PennieJarviPayne 34 days ago
We need to be allowed to go back to work Now
Rommel PennieJarviPayne 34 days ago
Go back to work....get COVID19 and then die.
PennieJarviPayne Rommel 34 days ago
Wow your mom should be so proud of you
James PennieJarviPayne 34 days ago
I wonder if the employees of Smithfield pork in Waterloo share your enthusiasm?
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