The Wisconsin Legislature passed a wide-ranging relief package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. During an April 15 press conference, Rep. Robyn Vining, D-Wauwatosa, said legislators need to do more and also pass a "Healthcare Heroes" law.
Amy Shircel says she had luck on her side. Less than a month ago, the 22-year-old senior at UW-Madison had a fever so high she was delirious and felt too weak to walk after contracting COVID-19 while on a spring break trip to Portugal in early March.
The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in a temporary timeout for athletic events in Wisconsin. There’s been a cascade of cancelations for spring marathons and shorter distance races which have left organizers scrambling. Many are offering virtual races instead.
Until recently, debates over federalism—the division of power between state and national government—may have been the exclusive province of politics nerds and “Hamilton” super fans. But now it’s part of the national discussion over the response to COVID-19.
Gov. Tony Evers has signed legislation to address the COVID-19 pandemic in Wisconsin despite concerns that the measure left critical needs unmet. Evers signed the bill Wednesday just an hour after is passed the Senate.