Senate Republicans amend COVID-19 bill in attempt to spare state losing millions in food stamp aid

Quorum Call

Senate Republicans today amended a COVID-19 bill in an attempt to spare the state from losing millions in enhanced food stamp funding after their vote to overturn Gov. Tony Evers’ public health declaration put the funding at risk.
The amendment from Sen. Steve Nass, who co-authored the joint resolution to overturn Evers’ emergency order, would allow the guv to issue another declaration “solely for the purpose of receiving emergency or other allotments under the federal Coronavirus Preparedness and Response Act of 2020.” The public health declaration now in place also serves as the foundation f...

Please log in to access subscriber content.
If you don't have a subscription, click here for a WisPolitics free trial and to view the different subscription options.

Upcoming Events