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More than 2 million Americans file new jobless claims PDF Print E-mail
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Written by The Hill Press   
Thursday, 28 May 2020 09:04

great-depressionSince March, more than 40 million Americans have filed initial claims for unemployment benefits.


WASHINGTON, DC - Roughly 2.1 million more Americans filed new claims for jobless benefits as President Trump and governors push some states to loosen coronavirus-related restrictions, according to data released by the Labor Department on Thursday.

In the week ending May 23, a seasonally adjusted 2,123,000 Americans filed initial claims from unemployment benefits, falling from a revised total of 2,446,000 applications filed the week before.

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State Republicans Knew of Problems with Unemployment Processing Since 2014 PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate, Jay Wadd   
Wednesday, 27 May 2020 09:42

unemployment-application-wi-gbThey did nothing for years to make the state’s unemployment system work, and now they are trying to place the blame on our Governor and Secretary Frostman for the complicated and time consuming process workers face.

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Gov. Evers Congratulates Class of 2020 Graduates PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 26 May 2020 16:08

graduates-2020Celebration goes on, but many unable to participate in traditional graduation ceremonies due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 16:32
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Flags to Half-Staff for Memorial Day in Wisconsin PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Saturday, 23 May 2020 16:35

veterans-memorial-day-2020This memorial day, honor the fallen but respect the living by wearing a mask, staying close to home and forgoing large gatherings of people.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 May 2020 16:55
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Gov. Evers Announces $100 Million for Pandemic Related Medical Services PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Friday, 22 May 2020 19:38

coronavirus-ventilatorLong-Term Care, Home and Community Based Services, and Emergency Medical Services included. Two-part funding stream will support providers most vulnerable during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Nygren and Republicans Are Responsible for State's Unemployment Chaos PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Wisconsin Senate, Jay Wadd   
Friday, 22 May 2020 13:57

unemployment-wi-wkowRepublican efforts to discourage people from applying for unemployment benefits cause delays and frustrations during crisis.

Last Updated on Saturday, 23 May 2020 14:43
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We Go All In for Agriculture with $50 Million in Relief for Wisconsin Farmers PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 21 May 2020 12:26

door-county-peopleAdditional $15 Million Food Security Initiative will combat food insecurity challenges posed by the COVID-19 public health crisis.

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$25 Million Wisconsin Rental Assistance Program to Help Those Hit by Pandemic PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Thursday, 21 May 2020 07:43

worried-billsGovernor says program will hopefully provide peace of mind to a lot of people, as well as a reminder to them that we are all in this together. They have not been forgotten.

Last Updated on Friday, 22 May 2020 08:27
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Barnes to Host Task Force on Climate Change Thursday PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Lt Gov Office Press   
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 10:10

mandela-barnesGroup provides recommendations to address the effects of climate change and create a clean energy economy in Wisconsin.


MADISON - Lt. Gov. Mandela Barnes will host on Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 9 a.m. the third member meeting of the Governor's Task Force on Climate Change via video teleconference. During the meeting, he will also hold a brief press availability. 

Through Executive Order 52, Gov. Tony Evers created the Task Force on Climate Change and named Lt. Gov. Barnes as the chairman.The task force is comprised of individuals from across the state representing various industries, including agriculture, small business, utilities, and Indigenous communities. They are charged with providing policy recommendations to Gov. Evers to address the effects of climate change and create a clean energy economy in Wisconsin.

Lt. Gov. Barnes will be available to speak with the press about the task force at 10:45 a.m on a separate Zoom call.

WHO: Lt. Gov. Barnes

WHAT: Task Force on Climate Change Member Meeting and Press Availability

WHEN: Thursday, May 21, 2020, at 9 a.m. Press Availability at 10:45 a.m.

Last Updated on Thursday, 21 May 2020 10:32
 
$1 Billion Statewide Effort Announced to Support COVID-19 Response PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Wednesday, 20 May 2020 09:01

covid-19-test-signMoney comes from $1.17 billion in federal CARES Act dollars and will be used for robust testing and contact tracing efforts, equipment for job safely, and direct payments to local communities and health providers.

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$75 Million 'We're All In' Program to Spur Wisconsin Economic Recovery PDF Print E-mail
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Written by GOV Press Wisconsin   
Tuesday, 19 May 2020 09:00

business-small-openMoney will help small businesses get back on their feet and support efforts to keep businesses, consumers, employees and communities safe during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 May 2020 09:14
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