Madison - On Thursday, State Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) issued the following statement after Governor Evers announced the extension of his Safer at Home order until May 26th.
"I urge the governor to reconsider his decision to shut down Wisconsin for another six weeks. That is six more weeks of hospitals hemorrhaging money, six more weeks of businesses not generating revenue, and most importantly, six more weeks of many Wisconsinites being out of work and many more losing their jobs.
As predicted, Governor Evers had no plan to restart our state's economy. He is looking to plagiarize what other states are doing at the detriment of Wisconsin's economic future. We can't afford to outsource those crucial decisions to states like Illinois.
Since March 25th, the governor has had time to work with leaders across our state to start to develop a plan to safely get Wisconsin back to work. Unfortunately, that has not happened.
I have had many conversations with these leaders and they are more than willing to lend their expertise to come up with a sensible plan to keep Wisconsinites safe and to create a smart plan to kick start our economy.
We need a Wisconsin-specific plan that takes into account the unique makeup of our state. Healthcare professionals, businesses, and everyone at home understand the need to get our economy up and running again. It's time to plan for the end of this shutdown, not to extend it.
I want to thank the many men and women on the front lines, who for the past month have gone above and beyond. Because of them, Wisconsin is in a great position to move forward and reopen safely and sensibly."