Monthly Archives: April 2020

Wisconsin Election Back On For Tuesday, State Supreme Court Overrules Governor

Wisconsin’s Supreme Court has ruled that Democratic Gov. Tony Evers could not postpone the state’s presidential primary, striking down his order to move the election to June over coronavirus outbreak fears. The court ruled 4-2, with Justice Daniel Kelly recused because he is a candidate in Tuesday’s election, that Evers lacked the authority to move […]

Wisconsin Governor Postpones Tuesday’s Election Over Coronavirus

Citing public health concerns due to the coronavirus pandemic, Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers effectively rescheduled the date of Tuesday’s statewide election to June 9. The governor’s move came after the GOP-dominated state legislature refused to change the date or shift the election to all mail-in ballots. Evers had called an emergency session of the legislature […]

Walz Requests Federal Disaster Declaration For MN

MN Gov. Tim Walz requested on Sunday federal coronavirus disaster relief for Minnesota. In a letter to President Donald Trump, the Gov. seeks a major disaster declaration and funding to support crisis counseling, supplemental nutrition programs, medical assistance, funeral assistance, legal services and statewide hazard mitigation. Read more.

WI Lawmakers Don’t Act To Stop In-Person Voting

Over the weekend, Wisconsin’s Republican-led Legislature didn’t act on proposals from Gov. Tony Evers to make changes to the primary election. Evers wanted to prevent people from going to the polls tomorrow due to the coronavirus. The Gov. signed an executive order Friday calling for the Legislature to convene in special session Saturday to vote […]

MN Gov. Walz Delivers State Of State Address From Home

MN Gov. Tim Walz delivered his State of the State address on Sunday evening from the Minnesota Governor’s Residence in St. Paul instead of the traditional chamber of the Minnesota House of Representatives. The governor thanked “all Minnesotans” who’ve sacrificed and “looked out for their neighbors” as his administration has imposed private and public restrictions […]

WI Legislative Leaders To Introduce State Response To COVID-19

According to WisPolitics, WI State Senate Majority Leader Scott Fitzgerald and State Assembly Speaker Robin Vos said Wednesday they plan to introduce a single piece of legislation that would provide a state response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The GOP leaders said on a conference call they hope to produce a bill with broad, bipartisan agreement. […]

IL Governor’s Stay-in-Place Order Extended, WARN Act, Overweight Trucks

IL Governor JB Pritzker has issued two new Executive Orders that extend the current “stay at home” order through Thursday, April 30. There is no change to the definition of essential manufacturing meaning that these facilities, distribution, and supply chains may continue to operate under the Governor’s Executive Order 2020-18. Essential manufacturing is defined as: Manufacturing companies, distributors, […]

Ag Groups Ask States To Increase Truck Weight Limits

More than 60 agricultural groups are asking states to increase weight limits for trucks in response to the COVID-19 crisis.   “Establishing a minimum truck weight limit of 88,000 pounds would ensure that a minimum harmonized weight exists across the country and help protect against essential shipments adhering to this common increase from being impeded […]