Madison – On Wednesday, State Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) issued the following statement after the Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled the Evers’ Administration acted illegally to extend the safer at home order without going through the existing emergency rule process.
“The Wisconsin Supreme Court agreed that an un-elected bureaucrat does not have the authority to create laws that unilaterally shut down our state or impose criminal penalties. This ruling is a victory for the people of Wisconsin. We do not lose our rights as Americans or Wisconsinites in the middle of a pandemic.
The ruling does not mean people and businesses in the state should abandon smart and safe practices. I encourage people to continue to follow social distancing guidelines, and people with underlying health concerns to take extra precautions. People need to make the best decisions for themselves and their families.
Businesses need to put practices in place to protect themselves, their employees, and their customers. I encourage all businesses to take a look at the reopening guidelines put together by the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation.
According to a recent study by the Center for Research on the Wisconsin Economy at the University of Wisconsin, our state is losing $1.5 billion in economic activity every week due to the pandemic shutdown. I had many constituents reach out to tell me firsthand the impact this shutdown had on their family. We know this shutdown took a toll on many families throughout our state. With the state reopening, workers and smalls businesses now have a chance to succeed.
Moving forward, my goal is to minimize the impact of the shutdown on our struggling families, businesses, and taxpayers. I have faith in the great people of Wisconsin. Together we will rebuild our economy.