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Wisconsin Republicans want control over federal virus money

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Published: Mar. 23, 2021 at 5:25 AM CDT
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MADISON, Wis. (AP) - The fight over control of Wisconsin’s share of the $1.9 trillion federal coronavirus stimulus package ramps up Tuesday in the state Legislature, with Republicans voting on a bill to take away Democratic Gov. Tony Evers ability to decide how to spend the estimated $5.7 billion coming for state and local governments.

The GOP-controlled Legislature was also slated to give final approval to measures that would prohibit employers and the government from requiring people to be vaccinated for COVID-19 and not allow churches to be shut down due to the pandemic.

Evers is expected to veto all of the measures.

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