MADISON -- Representative James Edming (R-Glen Flora) issued the following statement regarding Governor Evers’ Executive Order #82 declaring a new 60-day public health emergency and Emergency Order #1 requiring individuals to wear face coverings when indoors with some exceptions.
“Since Governor Evers issued Executive Order #82 and Emergency Order #1 this past Thursday I have spoken with a lot of folks around the 87th Assembly District. The consistent message I have heard from a majority of my constituents is that they do not support the governor’s new public health emergency declaration and the statewide face covering mandate.
“My constituents are frustrated that once again Governor Evers is using a one-size-fits-all approach that does not take into account vastly different situations in various parts of the state. I continue to believe that the best course of action is for these types of decisions to be made at the local level. Therefore I support the convening of the legislature to pass a joint resolution to rescind the governor’s orders to ensure these decisions stay at the local level.”
The 87th Assembly District includes portions of Clark, Marathon, Rusk, Sawyer and Taylor Counties.