Stories tagged: "CARES Act"

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.

Tom Danielson works Friday on improvements to the mobile home he and his girlfriend, Heidi Oertel, bought two months ago after they were evicted from their previous home. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
January Will Be ‘Catastrophic’ for Renters in Wisconsin With No Eviction Moratorium

With more than 12,000 evictions since a state moratorium expired, as many as one-third of Wisconsin renters will be at risk of eviction if there is no extension of federal eviction moratorium.