Stories tagged: "coronavirus relief"


Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) holds a press conference on April 13 where he demands Gov. Tony Evers accept severe restrictions on local health officials, schools, and the governor himself in exchange for tens of millions of dollars in federal supplemental COVID food aid. (Image via Wisconsin Eye.)
Evers and Timberlake Find a Way to Bypass Vos’ Willingness to Lose Millions in Food Aid for Families

Assembly Speaker demanded governor accept a package of poison pills he’d already vetoed

The state Capitol in Madison is reflected off the windows of an office building across the street. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Not Allowed: Nonpartisan Analysis Finds a Flaw in GOP Plans for Wisconsin Stimulus Money

Republicans are fast-tracking bills sure to be vetoed by Gov. Evers who controls state's share of funds in Biden's American Rescue Plan

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.

The state Capitol in Madison is reflected off the windows of an office building across the street. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Wisconsin Republicans Reintroduce and Pass Controversial COVID-19 Provisions

Several provisions that killed the Legislature’s first proposed COVID-19 package this year now passed as individual bills.

President Joe Biden signs the American Rescue Plan on March 11, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images)
90% of Wisconsinites Are Likely to Get Direct Aid Through the American Rescue Plan

Legislation signed Thursday includes stimulus checks affecting 5.5 million in the state and a broad range of other types of pandemic relief.

Image by Morgaine Ford-Workman
Unemployment Office Finally Gets Approved for an Upgrade

Labor expert: It used to take 11 questions to apply for jobless help. Now it’s more than 120, using an understaffed office and an antiquated computer system.

Tim Eichinger speaks to President Joe Biden
Milwaukee Brewer Inspired Biden to Open Special PPP Window for Small Biz

Town hall request helps lead to ensuring “mom and pop” firms don’t get outmuscled for coronavirus aid.