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Republicans increase criticism of Evers amid closing order

Posted: 11:55 AM, Mar 24, 2020
Updated: 2020-03-24 12:55:05-04
Tony Evers

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The largely bipartisan approach to attacking the coronavirus in Wisconsin is showing signs of cracking after Democratic Gov. Tony Evers said he was ordering all nonessential businesses to close to try to slow the spread of COVID-19 by keeping more people at home.

Republican state lawmakers and Evers had largely been in agreement last week as the governor issued orders limiting the size of gatherings.

But criticism increased after Evers on Monday said he would order all nonessential businesses to close.

Evers released more details about the order on Tuesday.

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