Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
|GOP Sens. Steve Nass, left, of Whitewater and Duey Stroebel, right, of Cedarburg. (Photo: Journal Sentinel files)|
MADISON - Two conservative lawmakers are warning of "civil disobedience" and "revolt" against restrictions imposed by Gov. Tony Evers' administration to curb the spread of coronavirus — comments the governor suggested could damage the state's effort to contain the virus.
State Sens. Steve Nass of Whitewater and Duey Stroebel of the Town of Cedarburg said Friday the latest order by Evers to close dozens of state parks could result in significant pushback if Evers' orders to stay at home, which have closed scores of businesses, bars and restaurants, continue.
Both also suggested it's unfair that public employees are not being subject to pay cuts as owners and employees of private companies are losing work — an idea Evers also rejected Friday.
"I hope the Governor and other officials in the administration understand the closing of 40 state parks for dubious reasoning at best is only one flashpoint in a growing revolt to how the Covid-19 response has been handled in Wisconsin," Nass wrote in an email to Evers' legislative liaison.
"This week has been a turning point in how the public now views some of the decisions made by this administration under the Governor’s Emergency Declaration and the uneven exercise of those emergency powers," he said.