Wisconsin Senate votes to take control of state’s share of federal virus money
MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The Wisconsin Senate has voted to take control of the state’s share of the $1.9 trillion federal coronavirus stimulus package away from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.
Instead, lawmakers would have the ability to decide how to spend the estimated $5.7 billion coming for state and local governments.
It was one of several coronavirus-related bills the Legislature was voting on Tuesday.
The Republican-controlled Assembly also passed bills that would prohibit the government and employers from requiring people to be vaccinated for COVID-19.
It also approved a measure prohibiting the closure of churches during a pandemic.
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