Gov. Evers Announces Second Package of Comprehensive Legislative Proposals Providing COVID-19 Relief and Support | WisCommunity

Gov. Evers Announces Second Package of Comprehensive Legislative Proposals Providing COVID-19 Relief and Support

April 1, 2020 - 2:36pm
Gov. Tony Evers
Gov. Tony Evers

Today Governor Tony Evers announced a second proposed legislative package of solutions for COVID-19 relief. The Governor released a first package several days ago including additional funding and flexibility for public health professionals and healthcare professionals, a repeal of the one-week waiting period for unemployment insurance, expanding and improving access to telehealth services, among many other proposals.  

“What the federal government has passed is a great start, but I am concerned it does not go nearly far enough. We need to take aggressive legislative steps here in Wisconsin for not only the health and safety of our families and workers, but for our state’s economy,” said Gov. Evers. “I’m calling on the Legislature to convene without any further delay to take up these proposals supporting our healthcare providers, essential workers, small businesses, and families across our state who need our help during this difficult time. These are unprecedented times, but we must remember that we are all in this together. We need to do everything we can to support those who need it.”  

The new legislative proposal from the governor includes:

Last week the Governor released a first proposal, LRB-5920, which is available

A brief explanation of this second round of legislative proposals
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