Stories tagged: "covid relief"


In this Aug. 26 photo from the city of Janesville’s Facebook page, work is shown on replacing the city’s remaining lead water service lines. Janesville was allocated nearly $12 million in aid from the American Rescue Plan. City staff suggested that some of the funds be used for the ongoing lead line replacement project.
Against It Before They Were for It—Some Wisconsin Politicians Are Busy Promoting American Rescue Plan Funds

Wisconsin GOP lawmakers seem grateful for the aid that has helped hometown businesses and provided stimulus checks.

Downtown Racine (Photo via Facebook/City of Racine)
COVID Relief Funds Were ‘Saving Grace’ for Cash-Strapped Cities

Racine, Wausau, and Madison among Wisconsin cities seeing huge benefit from millions of dollars in COVID relief.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester), center, is flanked by Rep. Mark Born (R-Beaver Dam), left, and Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke (R-Kaukauna) during a press conference before an attempt to override 
Gov. Tony Evers' veto of a bill to prematurely end the $300-a-week federal unemployment benefit. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
Unemployed Wisconsinites Will Keep $300 Boost After Republicans Fail to End It

The vote to override Gov. Tony Evers’ veto of the bill failed along party lines. The boost will remain until its original September expiration date.

The rolling hills of Buffalo County. (Photo by Julian Emerson)
Op-Ed: Rural Communities Need Support to Keep Wisconsin Strong

Kriss Marion, a small-business owner and Lafayette County supervisor, writes in support of rural communities.

Emily Shields
‘Head Above Water’: Expanded Child Tax Credit Will Help 92% of Wisconsin Children

Parents across Wisconsin and the US received their first monthly payments after the American Rescue Plan expanded the child tax credit.

Milwaukee Will Give Hazard Pay to All Frontline City Employees
‘Unprecedented Opportunity’: Milwaukee Outlines Initial Plans for American Rescue Plan Money

City puts lead abatement, affordable housing, and workforce readiness at the forefront of pandemic recovery efforts.

Opportunity Wisconsin’s “Summer is On, No Thanks to Ron” campaign is designed to remind people that at every step towards mitigating the pandemic and helping people and businesses recover, Johnson has stood in opposition. (Photo by Christina Lieffring)
COVID Relief Helped, but ‘No Thanks to Ron’ Johnson, RV Tour Aims to Show

Multi-city campaign meant to remind people that no Republicans voted for the billions in help that came to the state from the American Rescue Plan.