Stories tagged: "Robin Vos"


Boxes containing the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine are prepared to be shipped at the McKesson distribution center in Olive Branch, Mississippi.
Pandemic Politics Have Moved From Shutdowns to Masks and Now to Vaccines

Slow pace that is driving divisive political rhetoric could change when President-elect Joe Biden takes office, launching $20 billion national vaccination program to vaccinate 100 million people in first 100 days.

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Evers’ Calls Special Session to Overhaul Antiquated Unemployment Insurance System

Governor follows through on State of the State message to upgrade system that led to massive backlog, while also declaring 2021 the Year of Broadband Access in yearly speech.

Marshfield Clinic Health System medical personnel treat a critically ill COVID-19 patient after the patient was flown to Marshfield Clinic's Eau Claire hospital. COVID-19 relief bills do not include hazard pay or sick pay for healthcare workers but do include liability protections for entities from COVID-19 lawsuits. (Photo courtesy of Marshfield Clinic Health System-Eau Claire)
Senate Plans to Pass a COVID-19 Bill, Just Not the One Rushed Through the Assembly

But relief would still be held hostage unless Evers accepts a big legal favor for businesses that don’t protect workers and customers.

View From the Press Pit – Media members cover the opening day of the Wisconsin Legislature's 2021-2022 session in the Assembly chamber at the state Capitol in Madison. The gallery above, normally filled with families, friends, and staff, is sparse due to COVID-19 restrictions and Democratic members conducting their inaugurals largely online. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
Assembly GOP Approves Its Doomed COVID-19 Bill

Evers said he would likely veto a bill that includes some relief measures but also several poison pills.

Marshfield Clinic Health System medical personnel treat a critically ill COVID-19 patient after the patient was flown to Marshfield Clinic's Eau Claire hospital. COVID-19 relief bills do not include hazard pay or sick pay for healthcare workers but do include liability protections for entities from COVID-19 lawsuits. (Photo courtesy of Marshfield Clinic Health System-Eau Claire)
As Wisconsin Passes 5,000 Deaths, Health Officials Warn GOP Bill Could Kill Even More People

Legislation set for Thursday vote in Assembly would limit health officers’ authority even as virus-related deaths continue rising in Wisconsin.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) testifies Tuesday before the Assembly Health Committee on a COVID bill he and other Republican leaders introduced Monday. (Screenshot)
Evers Likely To Nix Republicans’ COVID-19 Package

Legal organization said GOP bill giving businesses immunity from COVID-19 lawsuits would, “pick winners and losers.”

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) holds a Capitol press in November.
WI Legislative Session Launches with Three Competing COVID Bills. Vos Fast-Tracking Republican Bill.

A public hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Capitol, less than 24 hours after Republican bill was introduced.