Stories tagged: "coronavirus aid"


Vos to State: ‘Drop Dead’

Managing Editor Pat Kreitlow says the difference between this headline and the 1975 Gerald Ford classic is literally a matter of life or death.

Nutrition assistance programs for financially struggling families, once referred to as food stamps, go by several names across the country including SNAP and Wisconsin FoodShare.
Hungry Wisconsin Families Just Got a Lifeline After Congress Inaction

Reliance on food assistance was starting to drop, but rose again after Congress killed extra unemployment help.

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?

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., center, speaks during a news conference on on Capitol Hill in Washington, Monday, July 27, 2020, to highlight the Republican proposal for the next coronavirus stimulus bill. Joining Graham, from left, is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky., Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., Sent. Tim Scott, R-S.C., and Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The GOP Stimulus Bill Guts Unemployment But Somehow Finds $7 Billion for Weapons

After two months of inaction, Senate Republicans on Monday finally released their own proposal, a roughly $1 trillion package that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi called “pathetic.”

Evers Unveils $1 Billion COVID-19 Plan. Here’s What’s In It So Far.

Most federal relief goes to more testing, tracing, and hospital readiness

The city council in Green Bay will consider a proposal on Tuesday to direct some of its federal coronavirus aid directly to frontline workers
Green Bay Plans to Give $100K to Frontline Workers – Including Meatpackers

The city plans to use some of its federal coronavirus relief to help essential workers.

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Family Farms Are Small Businesses, But They’re Getting Left Behind in PPP Aid

Basing assistance on payroll size or earnings doesn’t help farms and small businesses whose payrolls is tiny or non-existent