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Wisconsin Assembly approves coronavirus response bill with 97-2 vote

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Updated: 3:49 p.m. on April 14, 2020 

MADISON, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Wisonsin Assembly has approved the coronavirus relief bill with a 97-2 vote Tuesday afternoon, April 14. 

The bill now heads to the Senate. 

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Published: 11:20 a.m. on April 14, 2020 

By TODD RICHMOND Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — About half of the 99 members of the Wisconsin Assembly plan to participate remotely in a virtual session to vote on a coronavirus response bill.

Tuesday's session will be the first time lawmakers have gathered since the pandemic. The session was scheduled to take place in the Assembly chamber as usual. But due to fears over spreading the virus, about half of the representatives plan to dial in and vote remotely.

The Senate is holding a similar session on Wednesday to send the bill on to Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

Republican Assembly leaders are predicting bipartisan support for the bill.

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