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Legislative Leaders to Call Extraordinary Session to Pass Coronavirus Relief Bill

Assembly, Senate to convene session starting next week Tuesday

Republican leaders are announcing plans to begin an extraordinary session of the Wisconsin State Legislature starting Tuesday, April 14th. Public notice is going out today that a ballot will be circulated amongst members of the legislature’s organizational committees on Monday in order to establish the session. Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) and Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) released the following statement:

“During these uncertain times, we are steadfast in our resolve to address the needs of the state. This legislation will allow Wisconsin to capture millions of federal dollars in addition to the $2 billion in coronavirus funding that will aid Wisconsin’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.

“We continue to work with members of the minority party on the legislation. We’re confident that this plan will make the necessary legislative changes to help Wisconsin deal with the extensive challenges from this public health crisis, while also protecting the integrity of our state budget.”

The extraordinary session is set to begin on Tuesday. It is still being determined which day each chamber will conduct a session. The full text of the bill is forthcoming and will be provided to members of the media upon its release.