Stories tagged: "CARES Act"

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.

Biden Plan Targets 'Child-Care Emergency' Made Worse by a Pandemic
Biden Plan Targets ‘Child-Care Emergency’ Made Worse by Pandemic

Lack of GOP help, COVID capacity limits, pervasively low pay, and lack of benefits threaten a key component of any economic recovery.

Congressional leadership including Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi of Calif., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York, on Capitol Hill
We Tracked Everything Congress Has Done on Coronavirus Aid

Democrats and Republicans have reached a deal four times. Can they assemble a fifth package of help before going on vacation?

12,000 Wisconsin Farmers Will Receive Up to $3,500 in Federal Aid
12,000 Wisconsin Farmers Received Up to $3,500 in Federal Aid

One-time payments part of Wisconsin Farm Support Program funded by CARES Act.

Johnson, Kind Debate Need for Federal Funds for Schools, Unemployment
Johnson, Kind Debate Need for Federal Funds for Schools, Unemployment

The two debated issues Friday at a virtual meeting hosted by Eau Claire Chamber of Commerce.