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Capitol Notes: Reopening Plan Sketchy As Supreme Court Set To Rule In GOP Safer-At-Home Lawsuit

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Marti Mikkelson and JR Ross discuss the week in politics in "Capitol Notes".

The Wisconsin Supreme Court is expected to decide soon whether to overturn Gov. Tony Evers’ safer-at-home order, which closed nonessential businesses and put other restrictions in place to slow the spread of the coronavirus. The order is set to expire on May 26. Republicans who control the Legislature are challenging the order, largely citing its impact on the economy.

The court has a 5-2 conservative majority. When the case went before justices last week, the conservatives on the court had harsh words about the order. In this week’s Capitol Notes conversation, JR Ross of wispolitics.com says if the court overturns the order, a plan to reopen the economy would have to be worked out.

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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.