Stories tagged: "CARES Act"


Rural Broadband Will Need Federal Help. Here’s What Trump Has Done and What Biden Proposes.
Evers Adds $100 Million in Federal Funds to Expand Broadband in Wisconsin

Stimulus funding could join another $200 million from the state if the Legislature approves governor’s budget request for high-speed internet.

Goyke, Evers, Vos, LeMahieu
‘They Don’t Really Like Each Other’: Republican Infighting Could Delay Budget Passage, Lawmaker Says

Despite a decade of control, Assembly and Senate Republicans have a history of squabbling and missing budget deadlines.

Wisconsin childcare crisis
Wisconsin Is In a Childcare Crisis. The Pandemic Hasn’t Helped.

With high costs and low profits, families, providers, and the economy as a whole need the system to change.

Emily Shields
Biden’s COVID-19 Relief Puts Money Into the Pockets of Wisconsinites Who Need It

This approach, which includes a “revolutionary” expansion of the child tax credit, is likely to boost the economy more effectively than Trump’s coronavirus response signed one year ago, economists say.

Gary and Patty Edelburg operate a 120-cow dairy herd near Amherst and have struggled in recent years to make ends meet amid continued low and volatile milk prices. The Edelbergs support a proposal announced last week by Gov. Tony Evers to include $43 million in spending on multiple agriculture initiatives in the 2021-23 state budget that will be finalized later this year. (Photo courtesy of Patty Edelburg)
How a Lifeline Thrown to Rural Wisconsin Would Help the Entire State Economy

Federal CARES money kept farms alive, but state investment would help a sector that does $100 billion in annual business.

Menomonie Food Market General Manager Crystal Halvorson discusses changes to the store’s online sales site because of COVID-19 that allow customers to order a greater number of products. The site also provides patrons with more information about the co-op’s offerings, including whether they are locally produced. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Menomonie Co-Op Earns State Award for Online Pivot During COVID

“I was concerned about the virus. I knew we had to do everything we could to keep my employees and our customers safe.”

Sarah Hammes-Murray straightens a hand-made soap display at Tangled Up In Hue in downtown Eau Claire, where she is manager and creative director. The store benefited from a state grant earlier this year intended to help keep small businesses up and running during the coronavirus pandemic, and its owners plan to apply for another round of that funding as the pandemic continues. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Looking Back on 2020: How COVID Crushed Wisconsin’s Economy

Despite those qualifying for federal and state funds to stay afloat, revenue is down and layoffs common.