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Wed Nov 11, 2020, 07:38 AM

Gov Evers Prime Time Appeal: GOP & Courts Won't Help

On Nov.10th, Wisc Gov. Tony Evers gave a prime time speech to appeal to the citizens of Wisconsin to step up and confront the CoVid pandemic surge in the state.


Knowing the state's GOP will do nothing, and fight every attempt to control or even slightly reduce CoVid transmission, his order is advisory only.

(from Madison.com, Mitchell Schmidt | Wisconsin State Journal , Riley Vetterkind | Wisconsin State Journal)

"...the order advises Wisconsinites to stay home, urges precautions people should take if they have to leave their homes and encourages businesses to take additional steps to protect workers, customers and the surrounding community.
The order, which essentially carries no legal weight, does not include any penalties for noncompliance."

Evers issued the state’s first COVID-19 emergency order in March, when the state faced single-digit positive cases. Later that month, Department of Health Services Secretary Andrea Palm implemented a stay-at-home order to reduce travel, close some businesses and limit services at others.

In May, Wisconsin Republicans successfully sued to strike down the order. The conservative-majority Wisconsin Supreme Court that month ruled Palm had exceeded her authority with the “safer at home” order, allowing some businesses and restaurants to open immediately.

In July, Evers declared a new public health emergency and a separate order requiring face masks statewide. In September, Evers extended the mask mandate through Nov. 21. Republicans have challenged the new order, which is being reviewed by the state Supreme Court.

Last Friday, the Wisconsin Court of Appeals ruled that Palm’s order limiting the size of some indoor public gatherings — issued Oct. 6 — was “invalid and unenforceable.” The court ruling was issued on the same day the order was slated to expire. Evers pledged to challenge the decision.

The result of these numerous court cases, however, has largely stripped away the governor’s ability to take any meaningful action to combat the virus without the help of the Legislature, which so far hasn’t signaled plans to do anything."


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Response to SmartVoter22 (Original post)

Wed Nov 11, 2020, 08:09 AM

1. Well, I guess not enough people have died . . .

The only question is precisely how many deaths it will take to inspire effective action.

Thousands? Tens of thousands?

Your call, Wisconsin.

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Wed Nov 11, 2020, 09:10 AM

2. I think businesses can kiss their hopes of viability goodbye

If masks aren’t required. I already have a number of businesses off my list because they don’t enforce mask policies (I’m talking about you Kwik-Trip and local hardware stores). We just fired our mechanic because they would not take payment over the phone because of fees...promised me it is safe going in to pay..and then all employees not wearing masks!

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Wed Nov 11, 2020, 10:28 AM

3. Gee, Republican legislators, ya think it's time to DO SOMETHING about Covid?

They haven't met in seven months. Thank goodness for Gov. Evers!

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Thu Nov 12, 2020, 08:52 AM

4. WI Lawmakers Met Once for CoVid

The Wisconsin Legislature has been the least active full-time state legislative body in the country since states began taking measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic.



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