Wisconsin Republicans want to make sure churches in the state are kept open during the next emergency.
State Senator Cory Tomczyk and state Rep. Ty Bodden are proposing a constitutional amendment that would stop public health managers from closing churches. Wisconsin saw its churches closed during the early days of the coronavirus outbreak. The two say all places of worship should be protected from all levels of government. Arizona, Florida, North Dakota, and South Carolina currently have similar no-closing laws. The amendment in Wisconsin would have to pass through the legislature twice, then go to voters before going into effect.