Assembly Votes To End Mask Mandate

Assembly Republicans have voted in favor of ending Governor Tony Evers mask order and health emergency. That resolution will go into effect on Friday. The removal of the health emergency will mean Wisconsin is no longer eligible for 50 million dollars a month in food stamp funding. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos says the move isn’t about masks, it’s about executive overreach, but Republicans did add a measure to their COVID-19 relief package that would give the Governor the right to issue a limited emergency order. To get that, Governor Evers would also have to sign away other powers, including control over how the state handles COVID-19 funding from the federal government. It’s unclear if he will actually sign that bill.