MADISON – Today, Legislative Democrats introduced the COVID-19 Response Plan calling for additional legislative action to address the continued COVID-19 public health crisis in Wisconsin. While the Wisconsin State Legislature convened in mid-April to take some initial steps to address COVID-19, Democrats are calling for further action to support and protect our health care, economy, and democracy. You can see more details of the plan at the COVID-19 Response Plan website. Rep. Neubauer (D-Racine) released the following statement about the plan:
“Communities across Wisconsin are struggling, Racine foremost among them. This crisis requires long-term solutions to support our economy, health care system, and our democracy. The Legislature must take action immediately as we continue to navigate these unprecedented times,” Rep. Neubauer stated.
“The response to COVID-19 is a multi-faceted, national effort, but there are things that the State Legislature can and must do to support our constituents. The COVID-19 Response Plan is the critical next step in helping families and businesses in every corner of Wisconsin, slowing the spread of COVID-19, and safely reopening portions of our economy.”
“I hope my colleagues on the other side of the aisle will join me in fighting for families and businesses in every district across Wisconsin. COVID-19 is not a short-term problem — we need to set aside partisan politics and do what is right for the people we represent.”
On April 1, 2020 Democrats sent an initial letter laying out policy priorities to help communities across the state get through COVID-19. Republicans adopted many of these policies into bipartisan legislation, Act 185, which was signed into law by Governor Evers. Legislative Democrats followed up with another letter on May 1, 2020 to call on Republicans to take up the remaining measures from that first letter in April.