The Wisconsin Policy Forum released a report Sept. 24 detailing the effects of the pandemic on FoodShare recipients. The data comes as food pantries face issues distributing food among populations vulnerable to the economic impacts of COVID-19.
Democrats call for Republicans to take action on pandemic, Medicaid expansion as Evers addresses Wisconsin outbreaksBy Alexa Heller | Sep. 30, 2020
Democrats on the Joint Committee on Finance called on Republicans Tuesday to reconsider Medicaid expansion as Wisconsin’s COVID-19 outbreak worsens. Gov. Tony Evers also called on the legislature to come together to address the pandemic during a media briefing Tuesday.
Libertarian presidential candidate Jo Jorgensen visited Madison on Saturday as part of her “Real Change for Real People” campaign tour to promote her platform as a third party candidate.
In a speech at the Capitol Wednesday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned Wisconsin state legislators about the potential dangers of the Chinese Communist Party’s growing influence in the country.
Gov. Tony Evers announced an $8 million grant program aimed at helping the Wisconsin tourism industry amid a decline in tourism due to the COVID-19 pandemic on Sept. 14.
Gov. Tony Evers announced a new public health emergency and issued a new face mask order Tuesday, citing a surge in cases on college campuses throughout Wisconsin and quickly drawing fire from Republicans and conservative groups in the state.
On Monday, former Vice President and Democratic Party nominee Joe Biden made his second campaign trip to Wisconsin, visiting the Wisconsin Aluminum foundry in the northeastern county of Manitowoc.
Gov. Tony Evers asked for and accepted Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman’s resignation Friday as unemployment claims in the state backlog continue to pile up.
Wisconsin State Superintendent Carolyn Stanford Taylor delivered a virtual State of Education Address from the Capitol on Thursday, addressing the individual and collective challenges in education posed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Groundwater Coordinating Council (GCC) of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources released their annual report on Sept. 1, containing recommendations for the state legislature. The report’s priority recommendations include protecting groundwater from nitrate, addressing public health and environmental concerns regarding PFAS and evaluating groundwater for other pathogens.
Gov. Tony Evers and Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm addressed the increasing COVID-19 cases on college campuses in a media briefing Tuesday.
University Health Services and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services are stressing the importance of getting flu shots, especially this year. DHS announced a new community outreach program Tuesday to increase education on the importance of being vaccinated against the flu.
The City of Madison will receive over $7.5 million to purchase 15 new public transport buses as part of a $18 million public transit grant for Wisconsin communities announced Wednesday.
The Wisconsin Supreme Court ruled 4-3 Thursday that municipal clerks should pause their mailing of absentee ballots until a ruling is made on the Green Party’s bid to be on the ballot.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention introduced a new nationwide eviction moratorium Friday that would halt evictions due to unpaid rent until Dec. 31, 2020, to help stop the spread of COVID-19.
Assembly Speaker Robin Vos, R-Rochester, announced Tuesday that Representative Sheila Stubbs, D-Madison, will co-chair his task force alongside Majority Leader Jim Steineke, R-Kaukauna. The task force will address racial disparities, educational opportunities, public safety and police policies and standards.
Gov. Tony Evers announced Thursday that an additional $35 million in CARES Act funding will be released in Wisconsin, directed towards early childhood care, education providers and cultural organizations that have struggled with the COVID-19 pandemic.
Only a few lawmakers attended the special session of the Wisconsin State Legislature on policing reform yesterday. No debates or voters were held and the session adjourned shortly after a Senate clerk and a few Assembly lawmakers gaveled it in. Gov. Tony Evers had called for the legislature to convene following the police shooting of Jacob Blake, a Black man, in Kenosha, WI.
Police shot and hospitalized Jacob Blake, a Black resident of Kenosha, Wis., Sunday night. According to multiple news sources, Police shot Blake seven times while his children looked on from a nearby car. This incident has sparked protests across Wisconsin as well as throughout the United States.
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., said Wisconsin may need to consider more stringent regulations for bars going forward, expressing concern over the rising number of COVID-19 cases.