For Immediate Release                                                                                

March 24, 2020


Statement on Governor Evers' Executive Order


Madison, WI – In response to Governor Ever’s latest Executive Order, Senator Duey Stroebel (R-Cedarburg) issued the following statement:

“We cannot shutdown life.  While Governor Evers’s new shelter-in-place order does have an end date of April 24, the public does not know of any objective metrics that are informing the policy decisions.  This 30 day order is significantly longer than all other Midwestern states, whose orders ranged from 12 to 20 days.  If Governor Evers’s new order was based only on the science, why is Wisconsin the outlier in the length of its restrictions?  Is there balance between sweeping government mandates denying our freedoms and liberties and the impact of these actions on COVID-19 in Wisconsin?”

“A prolonged shutdown will be ruinous to Wisconsin small businesses, our economy and Wisconsinites’ quality of life.  Both President Trump and New York Governor Cuomo have spoken publicly about having a plan to return to work.  We should be doing the same to give Wisconsinites some stability and a light at the end of the tunnel.”


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