Uline president Liz Uihlein questions Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers' decision to extend stay-home order until May 26 - 2020-04-20
MADISON - One of the state's most influential employers said Gov. Tony Evers must balance long-term effects on the state economy under the governor's orders to shutter businesses with his desire to keep people healthy amid the coronavirus pandemic.
"We understand that the country can't reopen if the disease is not under control and hospitals are overwhelmed. However, we also have to realize that there will be no absolute, perfectly safe time to do so," Liz Uihlein, co-founder and president of the Pleasant Prairie-based shipping and packaging materials distributor Uline, said in a statement Sunday.
"It's a balance, a judgment call with imperfect data," she said.
Uihlein, who along with her husband is a prominent Republican megadonor, said Evers should take more seriously the responsibility of ensuring the state's economy can support workers and their families.