[Madison, WI] — The Wisconsin State Senate passed COVID-19 legislation today that allows Wisconsin to benefit from new federal funds. Following the vote, Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald released the following statement:
“We put this bill together as a reaction to the legislation recently passed by Congress. It combined aspects from the governor’s proposal with input from both parties of the Legislature. This legislation is important to the history of our state as we came together to respond to the crisis created by COVID-19.
“This bill puts working men, women, and families of our state first, by extending a lifeline to the recently unemployed. It also provides the Joint Finance Committee flexibility to timely respond to this pandemic and the problems it has created.
“We have to get businesses and the economy moving again, and I’m hopeful that this bill marks the first step in that direction. Those revenue streams support our schools, our social safety net, and our infrastructure.”
Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald (R-Juneau) represents the 13th Senate District, which covers portions of Dodge, Jefferson, Waukesha, Washington, Dane, and Columbia counties.