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Wisconsin’s Republican-controlled legislature has been on vacation for over 100 days during a devastating pandemic. Put their dereliction of duty on display.

Gov. Evers Should Keep Calling Special Sessions Until Wisconsin Republicans Take Action | The Recombobulation Area

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@schuth I've wondered when it would be time for Governor Evers to do exactly what this piece suggests:

[I]t’s time for Gov. Evers to utilize one of the executive powers of his office that hasn’t been stripped away by state Republicans and call a special session of the legislature. And then he needs to call another special session of the legislature. And another. And another, until Vos, Fitzgerald, Steineke, and the rest of the 82 Republican members of the Senate and Assembly who've been on vacation for months start showing up to work and stop running from their absolutely crucial responsibilities.

Evers could start with a session on coronavirus relief. Or law enforcement reform. Or unemployment. Or evictions and housing. Or health care. Or school reopenings and education. Or a mask requirement (if the new order doesn’t hold up in court). He could call one each day for a week. He could keep calling special sessions every day, over and over, until Wisconsin Republicans are finally forced to confront crisis after crisis happening in our state.

The time for patience has long passed us by. So if a torrent of special sessions is what it takes to get state Republicans to act, that is the call the governor not only should but must make.

If anything, Evers has been too reluctant to act in the months since the end of “Safer-at-Home.” He’s given the legislature too much of an opportunity to act when it’s been made abundantly clear they haven’t been acting in good faith. Now, they simply aren’t acting at all. It’s unacceptable.