MADISON, Wis. — Governor Evers is delivering Wisconsin’s State of the State address Tuesday night virtually.
Evers said he’s dedicating his address to the more than 5,000 Wisconsinites who lost their lives to COVID-19.
“They were firefighters, healthcare workers, nuns, educators, entrepreneurs, community pillars, students, veterans, volunteers, bird watchers, card players, and Packers, Brewers, and Bucks fans,” Evers said during his speech. “They were moms and dads, brothers and sisters, friends, and coworkers, and they are loved and missed by many.”
Before his address Tuesday night, the governor issued a statement on COVID-19 legislation approved by the state Senate.
“Although it’s not the COVID compromise we originally proposed, AB 1 as amended by the Senate is a good start to support our state’s response to this pandemic,” Evers said. “The Assembly should pass AB 1 as it was amended today and send it to my desk for my signature without delay.”
It’s unclear if the Assembly is on board with the legislation.