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Wisconsin lawmaker not convinced Evers won't mandate schools start virtually

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Posted at 2:01 PM, Aug 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-04 15:01:17-04

Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) said he isn't convinced Gov. Evers won't make schools start virtually in the fall.

"I appreciate the governor’s statements that support in-person instruction, but actions speak louder than words. Earlier this spring, the governor flip-flopped on whether to issue a stay-at-home order. He flip-flopped on whether to move the April 7th Election. I’m fearful that he will cave to pressures from liberal groups and backtrack once again," Fitzgerald said in a statement.

During an interview with TMJ4 News on Monday, Gov. Evers refuted claims that he would force schools across the state to begin virtually.

“There's no secret plan out there,” Governor Evers said.

He went on to say he would leave local districts to make the decision on how to begin classes in the fall.

However, despite what the governor said, Majority Leader Fitzgerald is not entirely convinced the governor means what he said.

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