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State News

Democratic National Convention Committee Announces Date Change in Response to Unprecedented Coronavirus Outbreak

In light of the unprecedented health crisis facing our country, the Democratic National Convention Committee (DNCC) announced today that the 2020 Democratic National Convention will now be held the week of August 17 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, providing convention planners more time to determine the most appropriate structure for this historic event.

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin: Wisconsin Small Businesses Can Start Applying For New SBA Loans To Help During Coronavirus Pandemic On April 3

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today announced that applications for the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Loan Program are available now, and that starting on April 3, 2020, small businesses and sole proprietorships can apply for and receive loans to cover their payroll and other certain expenses through existing SBA lenders. Independent contractors and those who are self-employed can begin applying on April 10, 2020.

Dairy groups call on USDA to expedite emergency assistance during COVID-19 crisis

Groups representing dairy farmers and cooperatives in the Midwest today urged the federal government to provide direct assistance to farmers and to expedite the purchase of additional dairy foods amid unprecedented disruptions in supply and demand due to the COVID-19 national emergency.

DATCP Advocates for Dairy Industry Amid Milk Disposal Concerns

Today, at the direction of Governor Tony Evers, the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) urged the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to step in and support the dairy industry amid concerns about milk disposal during the COVID-19 public health emergency.

Baldwin Helps Deliver Support for Wisconsin Farmers and Rural Communities in Bipartisan CARES Act

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin worked to provide relief for Wisconsin farmers and rural communities in the bipartisan Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was signed into law last week.

Gov. Evers Announces State-Operated Voluntary Isolation Facilities

Gov. Tony Evers today announced the State of Wisconsin Emergency Operations Center (SEOC) is opening two state-run voluntary isolation facilities in Madison and Milwaukee and is providing guidance to local communities throughout Wisconsin. The two sites are set to open April 1, 2020 are at Lowell Center in Madison and a Super 8 hotel in Milwaukee.

Baldwin Leads Wisconsin Congressional Delegation in Calling on FEMA

U.S. Senator Tammy Baldwin today led every member of the Wisconsin congressional delegation in calling on FEMA Administrator Peter Gaynor to immediately support Governor Tony Evers’ requests for additional testing supplies and personal protective equipment (PPE) for first responders and health care workers in Wisconsin.

More than $1.7 million in grants awarded for transportation to jobs program

The Wisconsin Employment and Transportation Assistance Program (WETAP) awarded grants totaling $1,748,581 to 11 non-profit organizations providing employment transportation services to low income workers in 51 counties throughout the state.

Gov. Evers Announces New Public-Private Partnership to Increase COVID-19 Laboratory Testing Capacity

Gov. Tony Evers today announced a new public-private partnership among Wisconsin industry leaders to increase Wisconsin’s laboratory testing capacity for COVID-19. Prior to today’s announcement, the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene and the Milwaukee Public Health Lab were leading the Wisconsin Clinical Lab Network labs to bring additional COVID-19 testing online.

Burning Permits Are Suspended In Wisconsin

All burning of debris in barrels, burning of debris piles on the ground, grass or wooded areas is prohibited at this time.