Stories tagged: "Tony Evers"

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Evers’ Calls Special Session to Overhaul Antiquated Unemployment Insurance System

Governor follows through on State of the State message to upgrade system that led to massive backlog, while also declaring 2021 the Year of Broadband Access in yearly speech.

Marshfield Clinic Health System medical personnel treat a critically ill COVID-19 patient after the patient was flown to Marshfield Clinic's Eau Claire hospital. COVID-19 relief bills do not include hazard pay or sick pay for healthcare workers but do include liability protections for entities from COVID-19 lawsuits. (Photo courtesy of Marshfield Clinic Health System-Eau Claire)
Senate Plans to Pass a COVID-19 Bill, Just Not the One Rushed Through the Assembly

But relief would still be held hostage unless Evers accepts a big legal favor for businesses that don’t protect workers and customers.

Chestina Schubert raises her hand as she becomes the first person at University Hospital to be vaccinated on Dec. 17. Herd immunity, or vaccinating 70% of state residents, will not be likely by fall unless the federal government increasing vaccine allocation to Wisconsin. (Photo provided by UW Health)
Wisconsin Will Not Meet Herd Immunity by Fall Without More Vaccine Doses

DHS says federal government needs to double or triple the amount of weekly doses it is shipping or 70% of residents will not be vaccinated by the fall.

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) testifies Tuesday before the Assembly Health Committee on a COVID bill he and other Republican leaders introduced Monday. (Screenshot)
Evers Likely To Nix Republicans’ COVID-19 Package

Legal organization said GOP bill giving businesses immunity from COVID-19 lawsuits would, “pick winners and losers.”

Assembly Speaker Robin Vos (R-Rochester) holds a Capitol press in November.
WI Legislative Session Launches with Three Competing COVID Bills. Vos Fast-Tracking Republican Bill.

A public hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Capitol, less than 24 hours after Republican bill was introduced.

A light dusting of snow is seen on and around the state Capitol in Madison as the Wisconsin Legislature begins its new session on Jan. 4, 2021. (Photo by Jessica VanEgeren)
On Legislature’s Opening Day, Evers and Democrats Ask GOP to ‘Get to Work’ on COVID Relief

Governor wants immediate action on a compromise bill while Democratic lawmakers want a proposal that goes even further.

An absentee ballot for the upcoming presidential election. (Photo by Pat Kreitlow)
WI Law Says You Decide If You Qualify for Absentee Ballots. The GOP Wants to Decide for You.

Evers: Should we expect more people to stay safe and vote from home? “Hell, yes!”