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Legislature Special Session

April 4, 2020 - 4:30pm
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The special session of the legislature is underway. The Senate met for five seconds, gaveling in and gaveling out. Democratic Senators Jon Erpenbach and Tim Carpenter were the only senators present. 

The Assembly has now also had their special session, taking In uch more thoughtful 17 seconds to gavel in and gavel out. 

The legislature is now adjourned until 10 AM on Monday.

In a press release this afternoon Governor Evers responded to the lack of action by the legislature.

“Republicans in the Legislature are playing politics with public safety and ignoring the urgency of this public health crisis. It’s wrong. No one should have to choose between their health and their right to vote. Being a good leader means listening to the experts, being willing to adjust our course based on the science, and making the tough decisions necessary to protect the people of our state.

“This, however, is an easy decision. It's time for every Republican legislator to do their jobs and take a vote on this commonsense proposal to extend the election date so everyone can vote safely from home. I urge every Wisconsinite to contact their legislators and demand a vote.”

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