Madison - On Wednesday, State Senator Alberta Darling (R-River Hills) called on Governor Evers to release a plan to restart the state economy in a safe way and get people back to work.
"It appears President Trump will be announcing new guidelines for states to safely reopen their economies. While we know the COVID-19 crisis is not over yet, it's time for Governor Evers to plan for opening Wisconsin back up.
Our workers, business owners, students, and public need a well thought-out plan that allows our state to get back on track. Businesses are ready to provide their products safely and people are ready to get back to work. So far, the public has not heard of a plan out of the governor's office but I hope that will change soon.
Our healthcare community has worked tirelessly during this pandemic and we know now is not time to abandon on the progress we have made. But now, more than ever, is the need for a Wisconsin-specific plan that takes into account the uniqueness of our state. The governor cannot just copy and paste what other states are doing anymore.
Over the past weeks, I have met with and listened to health experts, business owners, and educational leaders. They are more than willing to provide their expertise and services to our state during and after this crisis.
I encourage the governor to reach out to those leaders who are ready to roll up their sleeves and get our state back on the right track. It is crucial to quickly develop a plan that brings hope and certainty to our state."
Senator Darling represents portions of Milwaukee, Ozaukee, Washington and Waukesha Counties.