Results of a Marquette University Law School Poll conducted in late March 2020 show the majority of registered voters in Wisconsin think measures to close schools and non-essential businesses and requiring people to stay home are appropriate responses to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Gov. Tony Evers released plans for a second COVID-19 aid package for the state after releasing an initial proposal. It includes help for small businesses, an increase in the Earned Income Tax Credit and a fund to prevent foreclosures.
The state Legislature's top Republicans both say they support a temporary repeal of Wisconsin's one-week waiting period for unemployment benefits as part of the state's response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Wisconsin voters overwhelmingly support closing schools and businesses to slow the spread of the new coronavirus, according to the latest poll by the Marquette University Law School. And their support for Gov. Tony Evers has never been higher.
For many, memories of the 2008 Great Recession are still fresh on the mind. As the coronavirus continues to spread and bring much of the economy to a standstill, concerns about the U.S. falling into yet another painful recession are high.
A researcher on the effects on the human brain of meditation and other mindfulness practices says that thinking about social distancing as an act of kindness can help people deal with the stress of the COVID-19 pandemic.