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State News

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will reopen state campgrounds

– The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources will reopen state campgrounds on Wednesday, June 10 with special conditions to ensure the safety of staff and visitors.

Spring Fish Stocking Provides Boost To Wisconsin Fisheries

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources continues to boost natural fish populations through stocking to provide anglers with high quality and diverse fishing opportunities.

Department of Revenue Releases Latest Wisconsin Economic Outlook

The Wisconsin Economic Outlook report provides an overview of the state’s current economic conditions and a forecast of critical economic metrics.  Today, the Wisconsin Economic Report for May 2020 is now available. 

Majority of Wisconsin businesses reporting their 8-week period will end by the end of June

The NFIB Research Center released a survey today updating the utilization and financial assistance of both small business lending programs, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Program. The survey also explores the familiarity of the Main Street Lending Program, and the prevalence of COVID-19 related to employee leave.

Announcing a New Free Student Loan Assistance Hotline

The current COVID-19 crisis has highlighted the need for student loan borrowers to have credible sources for information about their student loans.  This is particularly true because borrowers who lack such information can fall victim to fraudulent student loan debt relief scams.

Gov. Evers Appoints Randy Romanski as DATCP Secretary

Gov. Tony Evers today appointed Randy Romanski to serve as Secretary of the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (DATCP). Romanski has served as Interim Secretary of the agency since November 2019.

DHS Announces $10 Million in Funding for Health Clinics

Today the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) announced $10 million in funding for health care providers serving the state’s most underserved populations. The funds, provided through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, will reimburse clinics for expenses stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic.

2020 WISCONSIN STATE FAIR CANCELED

For several months the Wisconsin State Fair Park Board of Directors and staff have been working tirelessly analyzing all facets of the annual event, in hopes of being able to provide the Wisconsin State Fair experience that Fairgoers have come to know and love over the past 169 years.

DWD processing PUA Applications

PUA is a new federal program that was established to provide assistance to people who are not eligible for regular Unemployment Insurance. People who are self-employed, certain independent contractors and people with limited recent work history are among those potentially eligible for assistance under the temporary program.

Shop locally, shop responsibly during COVID-19

As we continue to navigate the ever-changing circumstances of COVID-19, we can take comfort that we live in a state that produces an abundance of nutritious, high-quality foods. From fruits and vegetables to milk and meat, Wisconsin agriculture is diverse and plentiful. You don’t have to drive far in Wisconsin to see the farms and fields that feed all of us every day.