MADISON – Today, the Wisconsin State Assembly passed 2019 AB 1038, a critical first step in supporting Wisconsin’s response to the COVID-19 crisis. Representative Greta Neubauer (D-Racine) released the following statement:

“Today the Assembly took an important first step in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in Wisconsin, including eliminating the one week waiting period for Unemployment Insurance and securing critical federal resources for our state. I’m glad we were able to begin the process of helping our communities to weather this storm,” Neubauer said.

“However, we have much left to do to support Wisconsin’s families, essential workers, and small businesses through this crisis,” Neubauer continued. “ We cannot rely on short-term solutions to long-term problems. Today, alongside my Democratic colleagues, I pushed for amendments to establish Vote by Mail for the remainder of 2020, to cover the costs of COVID-19 treatment, and provide more resources to manage our public health and economic challenges.

“Our state government must do everything possible to keep our communities safe and protect our democracy. This is a rapidly evolving situation, and the health and safety of our most vulnerable neighbors must continue to be our top priority. I am ready to work across the aisle on the additional policies needed to help get our state through this crisis. The people we represent are relying on us, and we cannot let them down,” Neubauer concluded.

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