Oconomowoc – Representative Barbara Dittrich (R-Oconomowoc), applauds the recent decision handed down by the Wisconsin State Supreme Court in Wisconsin Legislature v. Andrea Palm, declaring Emergency Order 28 illegal and unenforceable. Rep. Dittrich shared the following statement:

“I have been championing the rights of Wisconsinites during this illegal extension of the governor’s emergency order. I truly believe the court made the correct decision when they ruled in favor the Legislature, acting on behalf the people.

“Wisconsinites are strong, determined people who want to earn their living while keeping their families safe. Safety and the economic well-being are not mutually exclusive goals. Yet, the illegal actions of Secretary-Designee Palm and Governor Evers have left our state hobbled, driving us into economic collapse. Despite our requests to work with the governor and his administration on a compromise, our efforts have been rebuffed and the state has been put in further peril with this government overreach. Republicans have said from the outset that business owners can safely reopen with reasonable accommodations to ensure the safety of everyone.

“During this shutdown, I have responded to hundreds of e-mails and phone calls from every corner of the district overwhelmingly requesting that we reopen our state to get citizens back on solid financial footing. The State Supreme Court decision has given us that opportunity. We can now join our many surrounding neighbor states that do not have “safer at home orders,” yet who practice reasonable measures such as social distancing, hand washing, face masks, hand sanitizing, and telecommuting. We have trusted our citizens to safely shop at grocery stores. It’s time to trust them with these next steps.

“I look forward to the coming days where the Legislature can come together with the governor and find ways to provide meaningful guidance for our state and reunite for the wellbeing of our citizenry in the event another wave of this virus comes across our great state.”


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