Gov. Evers’ office says meeting with GOP leadership was ‘productive’

Tony Evers in front of a flag

MADISON, Wis. — Gov. Tony Evers’ office released a statement Friday morning following a meeting with Republican leadership to discuss COVID-19 relief.

The meeting came after months without new legislative action to address the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. On Tuesday, Gov. Evers released a proposed relief bill to combat the pandemic. That same day, Republican leadership shared ideas for how to combat the pandemic, but they did not share specific proposals.

A spokesperson for Evers released the following statement:

“Gov. Evers appreciates that Majority Leader LeMahieu and Speaker Vos agreed to meet. The conversation was productive and the governor expressed urgent need for working together on additional state support and asked legislative leaders to meet again the week after Thanksgiving He looks forward to the Legislature acting quickly to pass additional COVID-19 legislation to support our state’s response to this crisis.”