It doesn’t really matter since he’s just going to keep issuing them for as long as he likes. Whither the Supreme Court?
MADISON — Democratic Gov. Tony Evers’ administration messed up the expiration date on the governor’s latest state mask mandate and then quietly “fixed” the error, an Empower Wisconsin review of executive order drafts finds.
While legislative legal experts say the governor didn’t violate the law or any administrative rules, his team’s surreptitious change is another example of a secretive administration that repeatedly has tried to govern unilaterally.
On Feb. 4, Evers issued the latest in a series of executive orders that included the statewide mask mandate — about an hour after the Legislature passed a resolution ending his previous mask mandate and his power to issue ceaseless emergency declarations.
The new order is supposed to expire on April 5, 60 days from its issuance. But Team Evers screwed up, copy and pasting March 20, the expiration date of his previous mask mandate, in the new order.
They later realized the mistake and edited it to correct the date. They did so without alerting the Legislature or the general public, with the exception of subsequently adding the word “Corrected” on the original press release. The updated version states,