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State News

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.

Changes to Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program Eligibility

MADISON— In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the Department of Administration (DOA) has adjusted the eligibility requirements for residents who are seeking heating and electric assistance through the Wisconsin Home Energy Assistance Program (WHEAP).

Gov. Evers Launches Wisconsin’s COVID-19 PPE Program

MADISON — Gov. Tony Evers today launched an initiative designed to get more personal protective equipment (PPE), such as gowns, gloves and masks, to those working on the frontlines of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Evers Administration Issues Guidance for Businesses During COVID-19 Emergency

Madison, Wis. – Today, the Evers administration issued guidance for essential businesses during the COVID-19 public health emergency. The guidance includes information about business interruption insurance from the Office of the Commissioner of Insurance (OCI) and business loans and grants from the Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC).

DATCP Takes Action on Price Gouging Complaints

MADISON – The Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) is taking swift action to begin addressing complaints against Wisconsin businesses accused of price gouging. Following dozens of complaints and thorough price checking at over a hundred stores across Wisconsin, the agency has issued Cease and Desist letters to 16 companies that are suspected More >

Governor Evers congratulates 42 new Wisconsin State Patrol officers

New troopers recently completed 26 weeks of training at State Patrol Academy   Governor Tony Evers is congratulating 42 new Wisconsin state troopers who recently completed about six months of comprehensive training at the State Patrol Academy in Ft. McCoy and are now fulfilling their sworn duties to “serve and protect” the public.   “On More >

Wisconsin State Capitol Building Closing to the Public

MADISON—Following the announcement of yesterday’s “Safer at Home” order and continued efforts to slow the spread of COVID-19, the State Capitol will be closed to the public beginning at 8:00 a.m. March 26, 2020 until further notice. “The State Capitol building is a symbol of the strength and determination of the Wisconsin spirit, as well More >

First confirmed case of COVID-19 in Juneau County

As of today, March 25, 2020, Juneau County has its first confirmed case of COVID-19. The virus was identified by the Juneau County Health Department and Mile Bluff clinicians. The individual is a healthcare worker who is at home under voluntary isolation. Public health officials are conducting a contact investigation to identify anyone who has More >

BBB Serving Wisconsin: We are Open for Business during COVID-19 Pandemic

Milwaukee, Wis. – Better Business Bureau Serving Wisconsin wants you to know that our staff is working and here to help in any way we can during these difficult times. While the majority of our BBB team is working remotely now, there is still fast access to all our services through our website, through email, live More >

State Of Wisconsin Asks FEMA For Help Getting Protective Medical Supplies

The state of Wisconsin is asking FEMA for help getting protective medical supplies for law enforcement officers and firefighters.  The governor’s office says the request was made for help obtaining 50 thousand non-surgical masks, 10 thousand face shields, 11 thousand coverall, three thousand N-95 face masks and 35 thousand pairs of protective gloves.  Governor Evers More >