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Wisconsin governor moves forward with equipment purchases

The announcement came on Sunday. The announcement came on Sunday. |  Photo: WDIO, File

Created: March 29, 2020 11:44 AM

MADISON, Wis. - Wisconsin Democratic Governor Tony Evers' administration is moving ahead with plans to buy 10,000 ventilators and 1 million protective masks in the fight against the coronavirus.

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The effort comes after Evers' administration had clashed with Republican lawmakers over whether he needed their permission to make such purchases.

GOP leaders contended he already had that power after Evers gave them a bill calling for spending more than $700 million to help care for thousands of sick and jobless people in Wisconsin.

Evers' chief of staff said Saturday night that the administration has been making smaller purchases and will now move forward with the large purchase of ventilators and masks.

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