University of Wisconsin System interim president Tommy Thompson said Thursday that he has requested $110 million from Democratic Gov. Tony Evers to pay for COVID-19 tests, contact tracing and personal protective equipment so campuses can safely reopen this fall amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Wisconsin republicans offered a temporary solution Wednesday for people waiting months for unemployment benefits, challenging Gov. Tony Evers to take more action. The same day, the Department of Workforce Development released an update on the progress of its work toward eliminating the backlog in claims.
The Wisconsin Capitol building will not reopen next week, as had been planned, and state employees will have to wear masks whenever they’re working indoors to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, Gov. Tony Evers’ administration announced Wednesday.
All Dane County residents will be required to wear masks when indoors, except at their own home, under the first order of its kind issued Tuesday in Wisconsin as cases of COVID-19 are rising in the state, particularly among young adults.
A federal appeals court panel upheld a host of Republican-authored voting restrictions in Wisconsin on Monday, handing conservatives a significant win in a pair of lawsuits just months before residents in the battleground state cast their ballots for president.
Wisconsin Assembly Republican Speaker Robin Vos’ popcorn company received tens of thousands of dollars through a federal small business lending program intended to support the economy during the coronavirus pandemic, according to data released Monday.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission is scheduled to give final approval to a mailing that will put absentee ballot application forms in the hands of 2.7 million registered voters ahead of the November presidential election.
Thousands of Wisconsinites in the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program await its U.S. Supreme Court decision, which immigration lawyers say could arrive any day as the court wraps up its cases for the summer.
A conservative law firm asked the Wisconsin Elections Commission on Monday to outlaw in the state the process by which outside groups, typically partisan, help to send or return large numbers of absentee ballots.