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Evers says he’ll sign Senate’s COVID bill if also passed by Assembly

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Wisconsin state Senate chambers in the state Capitol in Madison. File photo/WKOW.

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers said he would sign a COVID-19 relief bill passed by the Senate if that version also is passed by the Assembly.

“I’ve been grateful to work together with Republican Majority Leader LeMahieu to find common ground and pass a bill on COVID-19 that reflects a good faith effort in compromise and bipartisanship," Evers said in a statement.

"Although it's not the COVID compromise we originally proposed, AB 1 as amended by the Senate is a good start to support our state’s response to this pandemic," he said.

Evers urged the Assembly to pass the Senate version of the bill and send it to his desk to be signed.

Provisions that the Senate version removed included ones that would prohibit local health officials from ordering businesses closed for more than two weeks at a time and block mandatory vaccinations.

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