Stories tagged: "coronavirus aid"


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From LGBTQ ‘Conversion Therapy’ to Protecting Polluters, GOP Uses a Rules Committee to Bypass Lawmaking

COVID aid and renter relief are also among the areas affected by an obscure but powerful legislative panel.

Houligan’s Steak & Seafood Pub co-owner Jon Seybold has been forced to lay off about half of his 30 employees because of significantly decreased revenues as the coronavirus pandemic continues. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Restaurants Are the Target of New COVID Relief from Gov. Evers

$45 million will provide a little relief to restaurants as the Legislature remains AWOL.

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, July 29, 2020, in Washington. (Brendan Smialowski/Pool via AP)
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.”

Gov. Tony Evers vetoed a COVID-19 relief bill Friday after the GOP-controlled Legislature made too many changes to the compromise bill.
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