Articles by Frederica Freyberg

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Wisconsin Republican legislative leaders are reviewing the "scope statement" proposed by the Evers administration to address COVID-19 going forward. Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke discusses state and local public health approaches toward managing the pandemic.
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UW-Madison estimates it has lost $100 million so far due to the COVID-19 crisis as classes remain online and summer programs are canceled. Chancellor Rebecca Blank discusses the impacts the pandemic is having on campus and on the university's budget.
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While awaiting a Wisconsin Supreme Court ruling on the Republican lawsuit opposing the state's "Safer at Home" extension, Gov. Tony Evers discusses the options for moving forward, including the pros and cons of a proposed regional approach to the pandemic.
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court has entered the battle between Republicans and Democrats over the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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What would the Wisconsin Legislature's response to the COVID-19 crisis look like? Wisconsin Assembly Majority Leader Jim Steineke discusses ongoing discussions between Republican leadership and the governor's office, and how legislators would loosen the state's public health rules.
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As debate rages on how and when to relax Wisconsin's COVID-19 rules, the state is nearing 10,000 cases and 400 deaths. Wisconsin Department of Health Services Secretary-designee Andrea Palm discusses how the state is tracking the status of the pandemic.
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The COVID-19 pandemic has led to layoffs and furloughs as businesses close or see sales drop. Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary Caleb Frostman discusses what the state is doing as a record number of residents apply for unemployment.
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The Wisconsin Supreme Court is reviewing a lawsuit brought by legislative Republicans over the state's extended 'Safer at Home' order. Here & Now reporter Zac Schultz discusses the complaint and arguments being made by both parties.
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UW System schools have announced plans to furlough staff in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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How do growing COVID-19 numbers in Wisconsin bode for the state's roadmap for relaxing its pandemic restrictions? Gov. Tony Evers discusses the state's capacity for testing and the growing number of tests being conducted.