Stories tagged: "coronavirus relief"


The children of Emily Shields, Eau Claire, are among tens of millions who benefit from a federal child tax credit that has been expanded and converted into monthly payments through the American Rescue Plan proposed by President Joe Biden and passed with only Democratic votes in Congress. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
GOP States Are Getting a Big Chunk of Biden’s Popular Child Tax Credit—Wisconsin Also Above Average

The highest monthly benefits are going to nearly a dozen states that voted for Trump. Wisconsin ranks 14th.

Flowers and a poem are left on a bench in memory of Marilyn Roeber, a homeless woman who often occupied the bench in downtown Eau Claire. Roeber, 66, was found dead on the bench last week. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Far From Over: Even With Relief Aid, Wisconsin Sees More Struggling Families Losing Their Homes

Wisconsin has 67,000 families behind on rent and almost that many more worried they’re about to fall behind and face eviction. GOP cut requests for additional resources. Even as federal coronavirus relief funds are being distributed to keep people behind in rent and utility payments in their homes, agencies across Wisconsin report growing numbers of...

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USDA to Try Again to Get Excess Farm Supply to Families in Need of Food

Wisconsin farmers saw distribution failures in the Trump-era Farmers to Families Food Box Program.

In this screen image via WisconsinEye, Sen. Devin LeMahieu (R-Oostburg), the state Senate Majority Leader, addresses a virtual luncheon sponsored by WisPolitics.
State GOP Leader All but Blackmails Evers Over Federal Stimulus Aid, State Budget Requests

Governor’s budget leader says one-time stimulus aid should be targeted to areas of greatest need, not used to plug budget cuts.

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

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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.