Coronavirus

Evers administration hangs up attempts to write emergency rule after Republican backlash

“It just doesn’t make any sense to spend a lot of time doing something we know isn’t going to be successful,” the governor said.

Gov. Tony Evers’ administration isn’t trying for a new emergency rule to replace the defunct “Safer at Home” order, the governor said Monday. The administration pulled its scope statement – the outline for the emergency rule mandated by state law – after criticism from a Republican lawmaker who has the power to throw out the rule.

Health officials worried about holiday tourism amid pandemic

Wisconsin health officials are concerned about how tourism during the upcoming Memorial Day weekend might facilitate the spread of the coronavirus in rural parts of the state after the state’s Supreme Court halted Gov. Tony Evers’ stay-at-home order last week.