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MADISON -- State Rep. Dave Armstrong (R-Rice Lake) cast his first vote on a legislative bill when he voted on January 7 to approve Assembly Bill 1, which increases state resources for combatting COVID-19, ensures access to COVID testing and vaccines, supporting hospitals and other frontline healthcare providers, and addresses the ongoing unemployment benefit backlog.

“When I ran for office last year, one of the biggest issues constituents brought up was the UI backlog, which continues to be unacceptable,” Representative Armstrong said. “AB 1 will require Governor Evers’ Department of Workforce Development to publish a plan to reduce the number of outstanding unemployment claims to what it was a year ago, before the pandemic hit Wisconsin.

“I am also pleased that AB 1 will protect businesses that act in good faith from frivolous lawsuits, as well as improve accountability and transparency by giving elected officials a meaningful say in how the state and local agencies address healthcare crises going forward,” Representative Armstrong continued. “AB 1 strikes an appropriate balance between flexibility and government overreach.”

AB 1 will now go to the Senate for further consideration.

The 75th Assembly District includes most of Barron County and portions of Washburn, Polk, Burnett, Dunn, and Saint Croix counties.

Last Update: Jan 08, 2021 4:09 pm CST

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