Evers Plans To Veto Abortion BillSubmitted: 05/15/2019
Evers Plans To Veto Abortion Bill
Story By Newswatch 12 Team

MADISON - Democrats believe an anti-abortion bill causes distractions from certain items in Governor Evers' budget.

That bill would require abortion providers to care for babies who survive abortion attempts or face prison.

The GOP-controlled Assembly planned to pass that bill today.

Some leaders believe state Republicans are falling in line with other states like Alabama and Georgia where restrictive abortion bans have recently passed.

It must pass the Senate before it heads to the governor.

Evers has vowed to veto the "born alive" bill.

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RHINELANDER - Briq's in downtown Rhinelander has always been a local favorite to get ice cream.

After their opening day May 22nd, it was clear that this season would be different.

Briq's manager Jared Chizever is noting an increase of customers already.

"If anything it's gotten busier this season to start out, than previous years and I think that's because we started later in the season than we usually do," said Chizever.

Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the staff is experiencing an unfamiliar environment compared to years before.

Chizever says new sanitation procedures are in place in the shop.

"Inside the building we wash our hands very frequently now. We always did but now there is more emphasis on it. I require all employees to wear masks in the building," he said.

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