They have become the party of “no.” No matter what ideas Wisconsin’s governor proposes to reduce the spread of Covid-19 and to deal with its economic impact have been shot down by the Republican-led legislature. Mask mandate? No. Limits on indoor gatherings? No. In his latest proposal, Governor Tony Evers calls for more money for testing, a ban on evictions through next year, tax breaks for Wisconsin businesses hurt by the pandemic, even allowing notaries to provide online notarization. Hardly radical stuff. The Republican response? No, no and no. Both the Senate President and Assembly Speaker say they don’t like the governor’s plan, and don’t seem to think the legislature even needs to return to session to debate it. Further, the republican leadership has yet to offer a single plan of it’s own to deal with the virus. It has been seven long months since the Wisconsin legislature has passed a single bill to deal with the coronavirus. Even as cases, hospitalizations and deaths all spike in the state. If our lawmakers can’t come up with their own plans to keep us safe and boost the economy, they should at least be willing to listen to the governor’s ideas. Instead, all we hear is no, no, no.