Wisconsin Senate votes to take control of state’s share of federal virus money

Published: Mar. 23, 2021 at 3:25 PM CDT
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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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