Gov. Tony Evers has announced a new direct payment program for farmers and a $15 million initiative to help food banks in Wisconsin. The money comes from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act.
The toll on Wisconsin's economy from COVID-19 and the state's social distancing orders hasn't yet been reflected in monthly unemployment statistics. But state estimates suggest hundreds of thousands of residents are out of work and negotiating an overloaded unemployment system.