Stories tagged: "American Rescue Plan"


The rolling hills of Buffalo County. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Op-Ed: Rural Communities Need Support to Keep Wisconsin Strong

Kriss Marion, a small-business owner and Lafayette County supervisor, writes in support of rural communities.

Emily Shields
‘Head Above Water’: Expanded Child Tax Credit Will Help 92% of Wisconsin Children

Parents across Wisconsin and the US received their first monthly payments after the American Rescue Plan expanded the child tax credit.

Milwaukee Will Give Hazard Pay to All Frontline City Employees
‘Unprecedented Opportunity’: Milwaukee Outlines Initial Plans for American Rescue Plan Money

City puts lead abatement, affordable housing, and workforce readiness at the forefront of pandemic recovery efforts.

Joint Finance Committee co-chair Sen. Howard Marklein (R-Spring Green), left, answers a question on the Republicans' tax cut proposal at a press conference on June 17 with Senate Majority Leader Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg), center, and Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), right. (Screenshot via WisconsinEye)
GOP Budget Includes School Spending Increase, Tax Cuts—but There Are a Few Big Catches

GOP lawmakers say they’ve increased funding for schools and cut taxes for the middle class. It's true on paper, but leaves out some key context.

Joel Brennan in Eau Claire
$140M of Federal COVID Relief Will Go Toward Entertainment, Tourism Grants, Evers Announces

American Rescue Plan Act funding would aid industries among those most impacted by the pandemic.

Cedarburg is set to receive about $1.2 million in aid from the American Rescue Plan. (Photo by Olivia Stern)
Coming to the Rescue: Pandemic Relief Aid Is Starting to Be Put to Work in Wisconsin Communities

Stimulus funds in Biden’s American Rescue Plan credited with restoring a state budget surplus and keeping more than 2 million Wisconsin families afloat.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) listens as Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers delivers the governor's State of the State speech at the state Capitol Jan. 22, 2020, in Madison, Wis. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Republicans Wrongly Take Credit for $4.4 Billion Surplus. They Could Actually Cost the State Nearly $4 Billion.

Democrats mock GOP for trying to take credit for billions in surplus while simultaneously trying to strip away policies that led to the extra money.