Wisconsin Republicans move forward with virus response bill

By SCOTT BAUER Associated Press

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin Republicans are moving ahead with a fast-tracked coronavirus response bill that is opposed by Democrats and appears likely to be vetoed by Gov. Tony Evers.

The Assembly Health Committee plans to vote on the bill after a hearing Tuesday when the public will have its first chance to weigh in. Committee approval will set up a vote on passage in the Assembly on Thursday.

The GOP-controlled Senate could also approve it then, which would send the bill to Evers.

Republicans and Evers have been unable to agree on COVID-19 response measures since the Legislature last passed a bill nine months ago.

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