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Legislative committee shoots down Evers’ proposed COVID-19 emergency rule

Gov. Tony Evers
Gov. Tony Evers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers' administration has withdrawn its outline for a new emergency rule to manage the coronavirus pandemic amid Republican opposition.

The state Department of Health Services proposed an outline for a new rule on Thursday, a day after the state Supreme Court struck down Evers' stay-at-home order.

The outline stated that the rule could “re-articulate” parts of Evers' business re-opening criteria and “balance the against the goals” in the stay-at-home order.

The Legislature's rules committee has final say on any emergency rule.

The committee's co-chairman, Republican Steve Nass, demanded on Friday that Evers withdraw the outline.

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