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Wisconsin GOP’s coronavirus bill sets up political skirmish

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Wisconsin's state capitol in Madison. WKOW photo.
Wisconsin's state capitol in Madison. WKOW photo.

MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Wisconsin Republicans have proposed sweeping legislation designed to help the state deal with the coronavirus but the measure looks destined to stall in a political fight with Democratic Gov. Tony Evers.

The governor's office released a summary of the GOP proposal that shows the plan would give the Republican-controlled Joint Finance Committee the ability to make state budget cuts as it deems necessary and eliminate a raise for state workers next year if state revenues dip dramatically.

Evers says that provision must come out of the bill before he'll move forward on it.

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