NFIB calling for passage of bill to limit governor’s emergency powers

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A group representing small businesses in the state is calling for full passage of a bill limiting the governor's emergency powers after polling found broad support among its members.

AB 912, which the GOP Assembly passed last week along party lines, would prohibit the governor from declaring businesses as "essential" or "nonessential" in emergencies, as was done early in the pandemic. Any order affecting businesses would have to apply to all equally under the bill.

Bill Smith, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business in Wisconsin, says Gov. Tony Evers' order requi...

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