Gov. Evers Blasts Republicans for Playing Politics with Wisconsin’s Economic Recovery
Republicans gavel out of special session in seconds, reject plan to expand BadgerCare, invest $1 billion into economic development projects and initiatives in the wake of coronavirus pandemic
MADISON, WI (STL.News) Governor Tony Evers blasted Republicans for gaveling out of his special session call to expand BadgerCare and invest $1 billion in realized savings under the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) into more than 50 projects and economic development initiatives in every corner of Wisconsin. Republicans today gaveled in and out of the special session in seconds without giving the governor’s plan any consideration or deliberation even as many Republican members have yet to to provide any comment on the legislation or special session.
“It’s breathtaking that after a year of working to prevent us from responding to COVID-19, Republicans would rather keep playing politics with our economic recovery than invest $1 billion into our state’s economy and support communities in their own districts,” said Gov. Evers. “I think we should be doing everything we can to make sure our economy bounces back from this pandemic, and this special session was about finding common ground and getting bipartisan support for our efforts.