No bills passed in the GOP-controlled Legislature whose bodies have not met in session in five months, but we learn in this installment of Politics in the Time of COVID 19 -
that an exception to this long taxpayer-paid vacation enjoyed by do-nothng legislators is in the offing, and a headline explains why:
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to deliver foreign policy address inside state Capitol
The speech will be held inside the state Capitol at a time when it is closed to the public to curb the spread of coronavirus cases, which have spiked in Madison following the reopening of UW-Madison's campus.
Also: Know your honoree:
...it was seen as highly unlikely that Congress would approve billions in new arms sales to Riyadh in the aftermath of the killing of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi, which prompted lawmakers of both parties to oppose further cooperation between the two countries and to urge the Trump administration to exact strict penalties on the Saudi government.