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Capitol Notes: Evers Proposes, GOP Likely To Reject $800 Million State Coronavirus Aid Package

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Marti Mikkelson and JR Ross discuss the week in politics in this week's "Capitol Notes" conversation.

Gov. Tony Evers and the Republican-controlled Legislature are still working on an agreement that would provide state assistance to those affected by COVID-19. Evers asked lawmakers Saturday to approve more than $800 million, according to wispolitics.com. The sweeping bill would halt enforcement of Voter ID, ban evictions, and prevent layoffs of school employees during a public health emergency. But Republican legislative leaders indicated in a letter that the current general fund balance can’t support the proposal.

In this week’s Capitol Notes conversation, WUWM’s Marti Mikkelson asked JR Ross of wispolitics.com if this bill is going anywhere.

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Marti, a Waukesha native, joined the WUWM news team in February of 1999. She is also host of WUWM's weekly political podcast, Capitol Notes.