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Evers withdraws virus plan outline amid GOP opposition

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Posted at 1:58 PM, May 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-18 14:58:02-04

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Tony Evers' administration has withdrawn its outline for a new emergency rule to manage the coronavirus pandemic after it came under attack by Republicans.

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 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 Friday that Evers withdraw the outline.

The DHS notified legislative leaders Monday it was pulling the outline.

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