Senator Larson, Democratic colleagues release Pandemic School Stability Legislation

Madison, WI – “Since passing woefully inadequate COVID-19 response legislation on April 15th, then suing to take pandemic response authority away from Governor Evers, the Republican-controlled Wisconsin Legislature has done virtually nothing to craft a coordinated state response to this disease. As case rates and hospitalizations have reached record highs, and the death toll for our state continues to climb, the public deserves action

. “A recent analysis from the National Council of State Legislatures (NCSL) revealed that Wisconsin has been the least active full-time legislature in the entire country since the beginning of the pandemic. As Wisconsin’s schools have reopened, whether virtually, in-person, or some combination of the two, it is clear our public education system is at risk.

“Today, in partnership with Sen. Smith and Reps. Pope and Considine, I began circulating for co-sponsorship a package of education bills that will help our local school communities adapt to the post-pandemic landscape. Please find attached the full co-sponsorship memo, as well as the draft bills.”