Stories tagged: "CARES Act"

Gov. Tony Evers on Tuesday announced $10 million in federal money is being awarded to 54 movie theater operators across the state. This includes more than $4 million for Milwaukee-based Marcus Theaters. The Marcus Palace Cinema is pictured in Sun Prairie. 
(Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Evers Sends Wisconsin Movie Theaters $10 Million Lifeline

The list of recipients includes small, independently owned theaters and chains such as Milwaukee-based Marcus Theaters, which was awarded over $4 million.

Robert Spindell, left, and Dean Knudson, two Republican members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission on Tuesday opposed spending $750,000 in remaining federal coronavirus relief funds on a voter-education advertisement campaign. They say they did not want any money going toward social media platforms, Google, or newspapers that aren't "neutral." (Screenshot)
GOP Election Commissioners Vote Against Spending Extra $750,000 on Voter-Education Ads

Commissioner says he “would rather send [federal money] back to the Federal Treasury” than run a social media ad campaign running up to the election.

Maria and Matt Doegler of Marshall are expecting their first child, a baby boy who they plan to name Croix, at the end of September. They were unable to find a child care center for Croix because so many have closed due to COVID-19. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Wisconsin Child-Care Providers to Receive $50 Million in Federal COVID Aid

Providers can apply for the CARES funds to cover safety, staffing expenses.

A Wisconsin farmer works his field outside Marshall in early August. (Photo © Andy Manis)
Pandemic Help for Wisconsin Farmers Was Too Little, Too Late

Dollars sent to other states, trade wars, and a long delay from Congress leave agriculture no less precarious than when the year started.

Joshua Crouse and his 10-year-old daughter, Marley, sit outside their Janesville apartment at the end of July. Crouse is among thousands of Wisconsin residents struggling to pay rent each month because of the economy during the pandemic. (Photo © Andy Manis)
$23 Million Coming to Wisconsin to Help Keep People in Their Homes

Many say the third round of Community Development Block Grant funding is welcome relief, but not enough.

Nikki Hays, left, who lives at the Reality Unlimited group home in Eau Claire, talks Thursday with group home owner Audrey Nelson. (Photo by Julian Emerson).
Evers Task Force Calls for Higher Wages for Workers Who Care for Children and Elderly

Findings echo what Vice President Joe Biden is proposing on national level.

Republican Convention Trump Economy Wisconsin
The RNC Message Touts ‘Greatest Economy.’ But Wisconsin’s Struggling Workers Aren’t Seeing It.

As the Legislature stays on break and Congressional Republicans go on vacation, people are calling for help and are tired of being ignored.