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Wisconsin Senate Not Coming Back This Month For Coronavirus Relief

Sen. Devin LeMahieu Says He Has Not Reviewed Assembly's Coronavirus Proposals

The statue on top of the Wisconsin State Capitol
Wisconsin state Capitol. Angela Major/WPR

The incoming leader of Wisconsin Senate Republicans says the Senate will not take up any COVID-19 relief measures before January.

Assembly Republicans have said they would vote on bills this month and Democratic Gov. Tony Evers has urged swift action before federal money runs out.

Incoming Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu, R-Oostburg, told The Associated Press in an interview Wednesday that the Senate is not coming back in December. He also said he has not yet reviewed a package of roughly 50 coronavirus-related proposals put forward by Republican Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, of Rochester, late Tuesday.

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The Legislature last met in April.