Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, said the Assembly will put off voting to overturn Gov. Tony Evers’ public health declaration to give lawmakers additional time to understand the fiscal impact of the move.
The Assembly had been scheduled to vote this morning on the resolution, which cleared the Senate on Tuesday. But since then, GOP lawmakers have realized overturning it would jeopardize enhanced federal funds for food stamps.
Vos told reporters he believes an amendment the Senate added to the COVID-19 bill would address the issue, but “I don’t know that for sure.” Vos said his Senate colleagues “didn’t necessarily do the same due diligence.”
“We do not want to repeat that mistake, which is why we are not going to be taking up SJR3 today,” Vos said.